by Anton Shilov
05/27/2009 | 05:45 AM
Super Talent, a leading provider of high-end DRAM and flash products, announced on Tuesday that it would start selling its own-built workstations with Super Talent-branded components inside. The move is indisputably very ambitious, but it is completely unclear whether Super Talent will be successful with its endeavor.
“Providing system level solutions is a very important milestone for our company. In modern enterprise computing memory and disk architectures have become a major differentiator in system performance. We leveraged our years of expertise in designing and producing world class DRAM and SSD products to provide PCIe RAIDDrive Workstations for our customers,” said CH Lee, chief operating officer at Super Talent.
The first workstation from Super Talent will be based on quad-core Intel Core i7 microprocessor, Intel X58 core-logic and quipped with the company’s PC3-10600 (1333MHz DDR3 memory). The main selling-point for the system will be PCI Express-based solid-state drives from SuperTalent in RAID mode that can provide up to 6TB of storage space in total.
According to Super Talent, benchmarking data taken with Crystal Disk Mark v2.2 shows unprecedented sustained sequential read speed of over 1.5GB/s (1500 MB/sec), sequential write speed of nearly 1.35GB/s, whereas benchmarking data taken with HDBench showed random read speed of 725MB/s and random write speed of 515 MB/s. Super Talent did not reveal specs of the benchmarked system.
The ultra-high performance systems will not be available on shelves of local electronic stores, but will have to be custom-built.
“When customers contact Super Talent they will work with a professional trained system technician to help them custom design the system to their needs,” Super Talent said in its statement.