U.S. buys world

The U.S. government has bought the world’s biggest ever solid state disk from Texas Memory Systems Inc.

The 2.5TB system is “the largest SSD installation in the world be far, without question,” said the executive vice-president for TMS, Woody Hutsell.

The previous biggest one was under 500GB, he said. At 2.5TB, it is roughly 10,000 times the size of the RAM in your PC.

The list price of the system, which is made up from 40 RamSan 320 units, is US$4.7 million, although the U.S. government received a discount.

The installation site is in Washington, D.C. The application involves hosting metadata for large file systems, several databases including Oracle and the acceleration of other storage-based applications by holding, for example, journal files in the SSD.

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