sion-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|
|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."