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Patriot displays Project Artemis, a 10TB SSD based system with over 150,000 IOPS

At CeBIT Patriot pushes the envelope of Full ATX Workstation performance

Fremont, California, USA, March 3, 2010 - Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash and computer technology, today announced a 10TB SSD based Full ATX Workstation, code named Project Artemis, on display at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany.

Project Artemis is a blazing fast computer built using 40 256GB Patriot Torqx SSD drives offering a combined 10TB of storage and incredible speed. As an internal effort to test the performance delivered by the award winning Patriot Torqx SSD drives, Project Artemis became an exciting project for Patriot engineers to push the performance envelope of a computer running off of Solid State Drives. To assemble this system, Patriot used 10 5.25" bay adaptors that each hold four 2.5" SATA drives and when combined with five LSI™ Mega-RAID®: SAS 9260-8i eight-port 6GB/s SATA+SAS RAID controllers, the 40 Torqx drives in RAID 0 configuration achieve breathtaking performance: over 150,000 IOPS and over 5,500 Write speed. These breathtaking results destroy performance numbers seen in recent testing of SSD RAID configurations.

"Started as an internal project from the Engineering department, this blossomed into the fastest SSD system we have seen," says Patriot CEO Paul Jones. "Too cool to leave hidden inside the Patriot engineering labs, we decided to use Project Artemis as a demonstration of real world enterprise level performance from SSD based systems. The incredible results we have achieved are a testament to Patriots dedication to develop and deliver the highest performance products available. Expect new product announcements based on our efforts with Project Artemis."

"Patriot is well known for delivering high-performance memory and solid-state drive solutions to the PC enthusiast market," said Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI Corporation. "LSI MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers based on 6Gb/s SAS technology provide the support for SSDs and superior levels of performance, reliability and scalability required to meet the demands of compute-intensive applications. LSI MegaRAID controllers are a natural fit for Patriot?s high-performance, SSD based system."
Project Artemis system information:

40 x 256GB Patriot Torqx SSD drives (PFZ256GS25SSDR)

48GB (12 x 2GB) Patriot 1333MHz DDR2 ECC-Registered memory (PS34G13ER-E)

10 x Convoy 425s (not yet released)

5 x LSI Mega-RAID SAS 9260-8i RAID controller cards

1 x SuperMicro X8DTH-I X58 server motherboard

2 x Intel Xeon 5500 CPUs

Patriot's Project Artemis 10TB SSD based Full ATX Workstation with over 150,000 IOPS will be on display at this year's CeBIT Germany. Press viewings of Project Artemis will occur at 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM each day. Find us at Hall 17 Booth H53.