[gpfsug-discuss] Texas Memory Systems Metadata Proposal - Request for interested parties
Jez.Tucker at rushes.co.uk
Fri Feb 10 13:21:16 GMT 2012
I'll step in at this point.
So yes - you're quite right, nobody wants that. I.E. no hard sell from vendors, though vendors are most welcome on the list.
I think what would have been most helpful is if you point to case studies of SSD / RAMSAN with GPFS:
http://www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/events/2011/european_workshop/pdf/17_HPC_Storage.pdf (page 15)
I.E. justify your sales splurge and let the users come back to you :-)
If there's more recent, relevant, [and independent??] case studies then feel free to point them out.
GPFSUG Chairman (chair at gpfsug.org)
From: gpfsug-discuss-bounces at gpfsug.org [mailto:gpfsug-discuss-bounces at gpfsug.org] On Behalf Of David Lawrence
Sent: 10 February 2012 10:25
To: gpfsug-discuss at gpfsug.org
Subject: [gpfsug-discuss] Texas Memory Systems Metadata Proposal - Request for interested parties
Dear GPFS User Group members.
No one wants the GPFS user group to turn into a sales marketing list, so this will be the one and only email on this subject from me in 2012.
I was at the user group meeting in Warwick when every speaker seemed to mention solid state storage as a requirement for GPFS metadata and I met a number of people interested in using our systems for metadata at MEW.
I am trying to create an Academic and Research offering in the UK, which would allow for academic and government research institutions to purchase a pair of RamSan systems specifically for metadata, at a special price.
(FYI - Currently a pair of 2TB systems each providing perhaps 250,000 IOPS would be close to £108,000. I would hope to be able to offer this solution for something below £50k, if there is enough interest from the community. )
TMS normally does not discount at all, so I need your declaration of interest to create a large enough community to initiate an exception.
This email is therefore trying to gauge how much interest there is in having a special offering for this metadata solution.
May I ask that you send me a personal email at the address below, if you would be interested (no commitment) in such an offering.
UK Country Manager
Texas Memory Systems
The World's Fastest Storage®
Office: +44 (0) 1179 237 984
Mobile: +44 (0) 788 44 98 220
David.L at ramsan.com<mailto:David.L at ramsan.com>
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