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Fusion-io Unveils 1.6 TB ioFX for Workstation Applications

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The ioFX range of workstation acceleration platforms feature MLC NAND memory, PCIe interfaces and are designed to "remove traditional data storage bottlenecks."

Fusion-io has expanded its range of ioFX workstation acceleration platforms with a 1.6 TB variant that is advertised as being ideal for "encoding, transcoding, particle simulations and working with large amounts of cached data."

The ioFX is based on the Fusion ioMemory platform, features MLC NAND, a PCIe 2.0 bus interface, and offers read and write speeds of 1.4 GB/s and 1.1 GB/s, respectively. According to the company, these capabilities allow the unit to remove "traditional data storage bottlenecks" and allow "high performance CPUs and graphics processing units (GPUs) to operate at their full potential."

Also included with the ioFX is the Fusion ioSphere remote monitoring and management software which allows IT teams to monitor and manage multiple systems through a single interface.

ioFX Capacity

400 GB

1,650 GB

NAND Memory

MLC

MLC

Read Bandwidth (1 MB)

1.4 GB/s

1.4 GB/s

Write Bandwidth (1 MB)

700 MB/s

1.1 GB/s

Read Access Latency (4K)

77µs

77µs

Write Access Latency (4K)

19µs

19µs

Bus Interface

PCI-Express 2.0 x4 (x8 physical)

PCI-Express 2.0 x4 (x4 physical)

"Digital production is undergoing a resolution revolution as production moves to 4K and beyond, while production budgets and deadlines continue to tighten," said Vincent Brisebois, Fusion-io Director of Visual Computing. "To overcome these opposing forces, the Fusion ioFX can help digital artists efficiently deliver creative work faster, even when faced with the most demanding production requirements. Fusion-io is proud to collaborate with industry leading software developers and hardware companies to deliver breakthrough acceleration for the tools used by professional artists worldwide."

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    dalethepcman , April 9, 2013 4:32 PM
    Its about time FusionIO released a product that they weren't scared of the price tag... the prices of the Octal's were out of this world. For slightly more (than an octal) you could have purchased an entire SAN from 3par with hdd/sdd/ram for storage...