NEW GVS9000’s FORM FACTOR RACK MOUNT SERVER AND STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR DEMANDING
[GVS9000™ and GVS9000 RAID (economical high-capacity storage)]
An open-architecture solution for the growing rack-mounted server market has
been introduced by Grande Vitesse Systems, with the announcement of its GVS9000
family, a compact assembly housing featuring a unique redundant/fail-over, hot-swap
(2x450W) power supply design, top-speed I/O buses and over 280MB/sec storage
of over 3TB.
The GVS9000 family, offering powerful solutions for demanding data management
applications, can be ordered in rack mount form factors from 1U-4U housing or
as a complete package, including motherboard. Either way, it boosts the performance
and improves reliability of the G4 processors it accommodates, while offering
users various options at lower costs.
"This is an important development for users who want high density rack servers
for their demanding applications, but were--up until now--limited to the alternatives
offered by the dominant manufacturers," said Jano Avanessian, GVS Vice President
of Sales and Marketing.
He noted the benefits offered by the GVS9000 family are critical for the most
demanding graphic/CPU intensive applications. Among these benefits, according
to Avanessian, is greater reliability, due to the use of dual power supplies
in a total redundant and fail-over configuration, with high revolution cooling
systems and heat sync. “Our unique arrangement positions the power supplies
within the assembly in such a way as to facilitate maximum performance with
no increase in noise or heat," he said.
The GVS9000 family can be equipped with dual 867MHz, 1GHz, 1.25 or1.42GHz PowerPC®
G4 processors, running at speeds up to 18.3 gigaflops. It is expandable to an
18-bay configuration boasting 3TB in total disk space when combined with two
GVS9000 storage systems into a 3U Form Factor device. Supporting Mac OS9, Mac
OSX and Linux® operating systems, the GVS9000 incorporates hot plug Nomadic
drive modules and Quad gigabit Ethernet PCI cards as well as 2GB fibre channel,
with the most advanced high-performance throughput designs.
The new system is designed to accommodate the IBM 1.8 GHz PowerPC processor,
to be introduced end of the year. It will accommodate the Intel Zeon® and P4®
The top level of performance is achieved when the GVS9000 is used with the GVS
Nomadic RAID controller, the first storage system of its kind to employ 12 hot-swap
drives and dual power supplies. The GVS9000 storage introduced at NAB2003, is
designed with SCSI-3 or 2GB fibre, providing up to 3TB of storage in a single
4U component, and up to 100TB in a six-foot rack. Its rugged design makes the
Nomadic the ideal choice for the most challenging environments.
"Visitors to our booth at NAB2003 saw the combination of speedy data transfer
rates (up to 340 MB/sec) and enormous storage capabilities for very cost-effective
on-line data management and archival requirements, " said Avanessian.
Prices for the GVS9000 range from $1,295 for the base unit without processor,
to $4,995, when equipped with the dual 1.42GHz G4 processors. Price range for
the GVS9000 RAID is $4,995 to $25,000, depending on size and configuration.
GVS supports customers with a very robust service program including optional
24/7 live support and advanced replacement capabilities.
Because of its full range of high value products and its unsurpassed level of
support, GVS is a leading supplier of custom storage and workstation/server
solutions for the most demanding entertainment, scientific, industrial and government
For additional information, contact GVS at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jano Avanessian, Jano@GVS9000.com,