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StreamScale Unveils NumaRAID – Industry&aposs First Cost-Effective InfiniBand-Based 4K Film Storage Solution

LAS VEGAS, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NAB SHOW -- StreamScale, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance storage solutions for the Digital Media market, today announced the availability of NumaRAID(R), a newly developed high-performance, scalable storage platform based on commodity components that delivers extremely high sustained throughput for uncompressed 4K films stored on RAID6.

LAS VEGAS, April 11 /PRNewswire/ — NAB SHOW — StreamScale, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance storage solutions for the Digital Media market, today announced the availability of NumaRAID(R), a newly developed high-performance, scalable storage platform based on commodity components that delivers extremely high sustained throughput for uncompressed 4K films stored on RAID6.

NumaRAID provides close to a 10X improvement in price/performance over existing comparable storage solutions at a fraction of the cost. NumaRAID utilizes the groundbreaking ConnectX InfiniBand interconnect from Mellanox Technologies and the latest server technology to bring advanced, supercomputing technologies to bear on Digital Film Processing and Archival, Video on Demand and SMB Virtualization solutions.

"NumaRAID, which attaches directly to any standard InfiniBand switch, is a RAID6 capable storage system providing sustained data rates of over 1.2GB/s, which is more than enough to playback uncompressed 4k film, the 'gold standard' of the Digital Media industry," said Mike Anderson, president of StreamScale. "The same forces that reshaped the supercomputer and High-Performance Computing industries are at work in the storage industry, and will produce the same result. Soon, highly available, easily manageable and massively scalable storage clusters built from industry-standard server components will replace expensive, proprietary solutions based on legacy storage designs. NumaRAID is the first to raise the price/performance bar for extremely high-performance and cost-affordable storage. By using very low cost SATA drives and standard multi-core server components the 4U RAID6 NumaRAID is both highly cost-effective and provides the best performance possible in its class. The combination of NumaRAID storage and Mellanox-based switching technology can scale linearly to over a Petabyte of fault tolerant active storage for well under $1M in acquisition cost."

"We are pleased to collaborate with StreamScale to deliver innovative, native InfiniBand-based storage systems for the growing Digital Content Creation market," said Gilad Shainer, director of technical marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "While StreamScale's NumaRAID utilizes 20Gb/s ConnectX InfiniBand now, it is designed to take advantage of 40Gb/s InfiniBand later this year, to meet the increasing demand for high-capacity, future storage-intensive applications."

StreamScale is shipping pre-production units now, which can be ordered through Colfax International (http://www.colfax-intl.com), a global supplier of fully customizable, high-performance workstations, servers, clusters, and storage solutions. StreamScale expects to be in full production by the end of June 2008.

"Colfax International, together with StreamScale, is proud to provide a powerful InfiniBand-based storage system," said Gautam Shah, CEO, Colfax International. "We bring our expertise of building highly reliable systems based on commodity elements, to provide the best experience to the end-user."

For more information on the NumaRAID hardware/software solution, please contact StreamScale (manderson@streamscale.com) or Colfax International (sales@colfax-intl.com, +1-408-730-2275). Limited and unlimited site licenses, as well as full OEM source code licenses, are available to qualified customers from StreamScale directly.

The NumaRAID systems will be demonstrated during NAB SHOW, at ProMax's 13th Annual Charles McConathy Digital Cafe, on Tuesday night at 7pm at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

About StreamScale

StreamScale, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance storage solutions for the Media storage market. StreamScale is located in Westlake Village, California. For more information visit StreamScale at http://www.streamscale.com.

Contact: StreamScale Mike Anderson 805-418-7164. manderson@streamscale.com

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SOURCE StreamScale, Inc.

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