BILLERICA, Mass., July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSP Inc. (Nasdaq:CSPI) MultiComputer Division, a leading supplier of commercially developed rugged embedded computers, announced today that it has entered into a strategic reseller agreement with System Fabric Works (SFW). The agreement enables the CSPI MultiComputer Division to resell System Fabric Works storage appliances as part of its integrated high performance embedded computing system solutions.
"Because today's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications generate tremendous volumes of sensor data, the need for massive storage devices capable of being accessed in real-time for recording data has become critical to our customers," said Paul Martino, Director of US Sales, CSPI. "We are pleased to be able to offer these customers a technologically advanced solution that makes it efficient, fast, and cost effective to manage and store all that data."
CSPI platforms featuring Intel® Xeon® multicore processors and an InfiniBand fabric are able to leverage SFW's Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) enabled storage solutions that transfer data directly between user applications and the storage device. The RDMA-enabled InfiniBand fabric facilitates terminating the transfer at the application, avoiding an operating system data copy in each direction of transfer, thus dramatically cutting latency, increasing performance, and reducing CPU utilization.
CSPI's TeraXP™ OpenVPX™ Embedded Servers and 4000 SERIES AdvancedTCA products support the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The OFED stack contains the drivers, the operating systems' interfaces and the upper level protocols that enable Linux to be RDMA storage initiator.
Available in 2U, 3U, and 5U enclosures, these storage appliances include an integrated server, RAID disk array, RAID controller and network adapter. "Under this collaboration CSPI is able to offer their customers flexible configurations delivering low cost per megabyte data storage and up to wire speed performance on transfers across the InfiniBand fabric," said Roger Ronald, Chief System Architect at System Fabric Works.
About System Fabric Works
System Fabric Works ("SFW"), a small business based in Austin, TX, specializes in delivering engineering, integration and strategic consulting services to organizations that seek to implement high performance computing and storage systems, low latency fabrics and the necessary related software. Derived from its 7 years of experience, SFW also offers custom integration and deployment of commodity servers and storage systems at many levels of performance, scale and cost effectiveness that are not available from mainstream suppliers. SFW personnel are widely recognized experts in the fields of high performance computing, networking and storage systems particularly with respect to OpenFabrics Software, InfiniBand, Ethernet and energy saving, efficient computing technologies such as RDMA. Detailed information describing SFW's areas of expertise and corporate capabilities can be found at www.systemfabricworks.com.
About CSP Inc.
Based in Billerica, Massachusetts and founded in 1968, CSP Inc. and its subsidiaries develop and market IT integration solutions and high-performance computer systems to meet the diverse requirements of our industrial, commercial, and defense customers worldwide.
CSP's Systems segment includes the MultiComputer Division, which designs and manufactures commercial high-performance computer signal processing systems for a variety of complex real time applications in defense and commercial markets. The Company's Modcomp Inc. subsidiary, also part of its Service and Systems Integration segment was founded in 1970, and has offices in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT environments including storage and servers, unified communications solutions, IT security solutions and consulting services.
More information about CSP is available on the company's website at www.cspi.com.
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