The Metropolis 4NXU models take efficient
data access one step further, exceeding data access over
5.4Gbit/sec ideal for most server applications such as Aerospace, Animation , Audio/Video 2K & HD, Medical Imaging, Mobile equipment, TV Station, as well as SAN meta-data controller, Server. in 19" rack mount with lowest noise level in its class of family that doesn't require a major computer room for cooling.
Metropolis 4NXU comes with Quad
PowerPC G5 processors running at speeds of up to
76.6GBps, 1,000KB of dedicated L2 cache memory per processor,
four full-length 16X PCI-e slots, and 16GB of DDR ECC SDRAM upgradeable to 32GB all in less than 8.0" 4U rack space with 16 hot-swap drive bays and dual boot internal drive bays, plus 16x500GB SATAII drives at 72000RPM or 300GB SAS drive up to 10,000RPM with less than 3.6ms seek time. Configured with a dual hardware 2890C raid controller application allowing data at wire speeds of 400MB/sec and the security of RAID level 5 the Metropolis 4NXU insures data integrity and speed are delivered to your SAN server management need. As an internal SAN
RAID it holds apron. 12,000GB mirrored data for security of your management data and redundancy shared disk space. Options include 4GB Fiber Channel internal controller, 2-14 Gigabit Ethernet and 2, 4, or 8 4GB Fiber channel interface, with
Linux , Windows and OS X user support.
4NXU PowerPC models include RAM support of 16GB
up to 4TB, internal storage up to 9TB with optional 15,000
RPM hot-swap drives running at speeds of 720MB/sec making
it ideal for High Performance Computing (HPC) SAN in high speed data environments, as well as for server or gigabit direct accesses for each user having the own data path, with out any switch or hub to controller the traffic, each workstation have direct access, form MAC, Windows, Unix to AVID all can have direct access to project as well OMF and project files.
The unique feature of the Metropolis 4NXU is the internal 4Gbit
Fiber Storage that allows you to instantaneously share your content
and have your project available to everyone on the SAN Fiber
network, at speeds that are usually only available on very
high end fiber RAID products, but are a standard part of
the GVS 4NXU product. The benefit of having the internal
4Gbit Fiber is that you can configure your Metropolis as an
meta data controller and run GVSAN in conjunction with multiple volume support native to your shared storage.