Gordon Supercomputer the first with all-flash storage

published December 12th, 2011 | categories: Hardware, Server | all categories

SDSC’s Gordon Supercomputer. Photo: Alan Decker

When the Gordon Supercomputer first comes online in January 2012, it will be the first to employ an all flash storage system. The Gordon Supercomputer calls the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) its home. The purpose of the all flash storage monster is to “help researchers tackle the most vexing data-intensive challenges, from mapping genomes for personalized medicine to rapidly calculating thousands of “what-if” scenarios affecting everything from traffic patterns to climate change.”

Gordon is ranked #48 in the top500 fastest supercomputers on the planet. The number of I/O per second with flash storage is absolutely mind numbing…

Gordon by the Numbers

Read more about Gordon at SDSC.

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