The company will demonstrate xiRAID, a software RAID engine designed for NVMe SSD, and xiSCALE, a declustered RAID solution for massive capacity drives (HDD and SSD).
XiRAID is an only software solution designed to work effectively with local and networked NVMe devices. With high I/O handling parallelization and a lockless datapath, xiRAID arrays perform very close to the raw drive capabilities, exceeding the performance of the latest hardware RAID solutions. Additionally, unlike traditional software RAID implementations, xiRAID is a lightweight software module that requires just 2% of CPU load and almost no RAM for checksum calculations, which makes it for parallel file systems like Lustre and BeeGFS.
XiSCALE is a declustered RAID engine that aims to solve the long drive rebuild time, typical of mass capacity HDD/SSD. Thanks to its pre-defined matrices of data, checksums, and spare block placements, xiSCALE reduces drive rebuild time from days to hours.
The company will also present a ready-to-deploy performance BeeGFS reference architecture on NVMe-oF storage platform. The combination of BeeGFS parallel file system with xiRAID deployed on the platform addresses the need of IT and HPC with high performance, easy-to-manage, and fully supported solution. Internal testing showed a 42GB/s for reads and 24GB/s for writes with a single platform and cost-optimized RAID-5/6 implementation. Additionally, the solution provides the benefit of an open composable infrastructure environment.