The successor to GRAID’s NVIDIA T1000 based controller has been unveiled by the company. This newest model is based on the NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU and looks exactly like the NVIDIA solution, the only major difference being that this isn’t a graphics card and will have no display connectors.
The stand-out feature of the GRAID controllers is that they bring the CPU to ease by relieving it of its I/O process duty. Processing this is usually quite a big task for large RAID networks. Once the need to calculate these processes is eliminated, as much of the work is transferred to power efficient GPUs, the RAID controllers have more space to breathe and hence work at their maximum productivity with faster speeds.
GRAID claims that their newest SR-1010 controller based on NVIDIA’s GA 106 will offer 19M IOPS in 4k random read speed with optimal Linux settings. For comparison, the SR-1000 controller offers 16 IOPS which means that the successor is 20% faster. Based on a high-end software, the same solution will get maximum of 3.5 IOPS which shows that GRAID’s newest GPU solution is 5.4 times speedier.
Named the Supreme Raid SR-1010, the new controller provides 110 GB/s and will support the RAID 0,1,5,6 and 10 levels. The SR-1010 not only comes with a faster GPU but also supports PCIe Gen4, a feature that was missing in the SR-1000.
The RTX A2000 GPU that comes featured on the SR-1010 has 3328 CUDA cores. It supports GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit interface and comes out of the box with 6 GB of memory. Thanks to the card’s low profile form factor, it only consumes 70W in load. The controllers will start to ship next month.