Xinnor Introduces xiSTORE: A Software-Defined Storage Solution for the HPC and AI markets

November 3, 2023

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Xinnor, an Israeli start-up in storage software, has unveiled xiSTORE, a software-defined storage solution designed to meet the unique demands of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads.

At the heart of xiSTORE is xiRAID, the fastest RAID engine in the market. xiRAID is engineered to demand minimal CPU resources to deliver extreme performance. xiSTORE is a software defined storage(SDS) with uncompromised performance, specially designed for the HPC and AI market. It combines xiRAID with the Lustre FS clustered file system in a High Availability (HA) architecture based on commodity hardware to provide an efficient, flexible, and scalable storage infrastructure.

The system’s performance is optimized for HPC and AI workloads, supporting hybrid HDD and NVMe SSD configurations, ensuring seamless integration with Lustre clustered file systems, virtual machine management, and eliminating hardware lock-in. In addition to xiRAID for NVMe drives, xiSTORE employs a declustered RAID approach for HDD, which delivers industry-leading drive rebuild times: up to 2.6 times faster than ZFS and up to 10 times faster than conventional RAID solutions.

xiSTORE supports multiple RAID configurations such as RAID 5, 6, 7.3, N+M/nested/declustered and is composed of dual-controller building blocks working in an HA cluster to eliminate single points of failure. To offer even more reliability, xiSTORE supports a silent data corruption protection mechanism that scans and fixes silent data corruption errors in background, with insignificant performance loss.

xiSTORE scalability enables users to effortlessly increase capacity by adding more JBODs to one node (scale-up) or enhance both capacity and performance by incorporating additional building blocks (Scale-out).

xiSTORE is based on cost-effective off-the-shelf hardware, eliminating the vendor lock-in typical of monolithic proprietary solution and consequently significantly reducing deployment costs and at the same time minimizing the time to adopt the latest and greatest available technology.

Xinnor is going to present xiSTORE at booth 389 at the upcoming Supercomputing Conference (SC23) to be held in Denver, CO, from November 12-17.