Xyratex Exhibiting at International Supercomputing Conference 2012

Xyratex will demonstrate its new ClusterStor™6000 storage solution at the ISC 2012 conference

Jun 18, 2012, 05:26 ET from Xyratex Ltd

HAVANT, UK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the International Supercomputing 2012 Conference (ISC) in Hamburg, Germany from June 18th through June 20th.

This year marks the second year of Xyratex exhibitor level participation at ISC with a booth on the exhibition floor, informative presentations on 'The Next Generation of HPC Data Storage', a presentation in Xyratex's partner Intel Corporation's booth, sponsorship of an HPC Advisory Council workshop on June 17th, and multiple presentations and activity within the OpenSFS / EOFS Lustre® Pavilion booth. In 2011, Xyratex became a board member and Promoter level participant of the OpenSFS, a nonprofit, technical corporation that promotes collaboration among institutions using open source scalable file systems including Lustre, and is committed to ascertaining requirements of high-end scalable file systems within the High Performance Computing (HPC) community.

The primary highlight for ISC attendees is the announcement and demonstration of Xyratex's new addition to its proven ClusterStor high performance data storage solutions, the ClusterStor 6000. Xyratex developed the ClusterStor 6000 by leveraging its continuing expertise in clustered file systems, enterprise class integrated application platforms, and high availability storage subsystem design. ClusterStor 6000 includes next generation FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect built in as well as utilizing Intel's latest E5 family of processors for increased throughput and processing capability.

"At ISC'11, Xyratex participated with other HPC organizations including Microsoft, Mellanox, HP, Dell, and Fujitsu, in the world's first FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand demonstration. Organized by the HPC Advisory Council, that demonstration interconnected exhibitors' booths via the ISCnet FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand network to showcase various emerging HPC applications and products including Xyratex's ClusterStor storage solution," said Gilad Shainer, Chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. "We are extremely pleased to see those products being released to the market, such as Xyratex's next generation of ClusterStor which includes full FDR 56 GB/s InfiniBand capabilities."

The ISC 2012 event, now in its 27th year, begins on June 17th and runs through June 21st and is expected to draw 2,400 attendees from academia, research institutions and industry around the world. An estimated 160 leading organizations will showcase their products and research in the ISC exhibition along with a wide range of expert speakers and exhibits from leading research centers and vendors.

"International Supercomputing Conference 2012 is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the ClusterStor 6000 to the leading influencers in HPC," said Michael Stolz, VP Marketing Xyratex. "We are very involved with the HPC community, especially with OpenSFS and EOFS. We're very committed to Lustre and to ensuring new features continue to become available to the community."

Visit Xyratex in Booth 660 at ISC'12 (June 18 - 20, 2012) Visit Xyratex International at booth #660 to learn more about the organization's HPC products and find out how your organization can benefit from ClusterStor solutions.

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About ISC'12 ISC is the world's oldest and one of the most important conferences for the HPC community. Now in its 27th year, ISC is the world's oldest and one of the most important conferences for the HPC community, offering a strong five-day technical program with a wide range of expert speakers and exhibits from leading research centers and vendors. A number of events complement the technical program, including Tutorials, Workshops, Top500 Announcement, Research Paper Sessions, Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions, Research Poster Session, Think Tank Series, Analyst Crossfire, Exhibitor and Start-up Forums, and the popular Hot Seat Sessions in a new format featuring leaders from industry and research centers. The conference has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, with an estimated 2,400 participants from around the world expected to convene in Hamburg, June 17th–21st.

About Xyratex Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD) capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the UK, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

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