VELOCITOR High Performance Storage for UNIX and OpenVMS HIGHLIGHTS o Very high performance controller (24 Mbytes per second), combined with high performance Intelligent Peripheral Interface (IPI) drives, can aggregate over 30 Mbytes per second o Can be packaged in configurations with DEC 3000, DEC 4000, and DECstation 5000 systems PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The power of Digital's Alpha AXP systems has now been matched by the performance of the VELOCITOR I/O subsystem. This product combines very fast storage controllers and disks to handle the demands of the Alpha AXP systems and I/O intensive applications. With controller based disk striping, the effects of multiple disks and controllers can be combined to yield a higher sustained data rate. This is especially significant in matching the speeds that can be obtained with the new Alpha AXP systems. The VELOCITOR subsystem is the ideal solution for large streams of data where block mode can be employed. Any application doing image processing or simply requiring large amounts of data can benefit from this solution. BENEFITS o The very fast data movement of the VELOCITOR subsystem improves performance in database operations that involve retrieval or creation of large amounts of stream data. o The VELOCITOR product provides unmatched I/O performance to handle near-realtime applications. o It provides disk investment protection when you are using ULTRIX machines today with an intent to migrate to Alpha AXP technology in the future. o The VELOCITOR controller provides fast data throughput to prevent I/O bottlenecks. o Its single disk performance is the fastest available today. o Performance can also be boosted with disk striping. AVAILABILITY AND ORDERING The VELOCITOR I/O subsystem is available now for TURBOchannel and Futurebus+ systems running UNIX (ULTRIX or DEC OSF/1 software); it will be available early next month for TURBOchannel and Futurebus+ systems running the OpenVMS operating system. The tabletop offering is available in 3 Gbytes or 6 Gbytes of disk storage, while the rackmount offering can be ordered in any disk storage or controller quantity required. Each controller can support up to eight IPI disk drives. Standard rackmount configurations can be built on a base four-drive shelf of 12 Gbytes, with further shelves and drives added as required for configurations that can surpass 100 Gbytes. Order No. Description VELOCITOR I/O Subsystem: 2L-RIT01-AA 3 GB disk drive tabletop enclosure 2L-RIT02-AA 6 GB disk drive tabletop enclosure 2L-RITUG-AA Add-on tabletop 3 GB disk drive kit 2L-RIPR1-AA 3 GB disk drive rackmount enclosure 2L-RIPR4-AA 12 GB disk drive rackmount enclosure 2L-RIPUG-AA Add-on rackmount 3 GB disk drive kit 2L-RITCL-BA IPI TURBOchannel controller, OSF/1 driver, 10 ft cable 2L-RITCL-BB IPI TURBOchannel controller, OpenVMS driver, 10 ft cable 2L-RITCL-BC IPI TURBOchannel controller, ULTRIX driver, 10 ft cable 2L-RIACL-BA IPI Futurebus+ controller, OSF/1 driver, 10 ft cable 2L-RIACL-BB IPI Futurebus+ controller, OpenVMS driver, 10 ft cable SERVICES Digital service contracts can be purchased for the VELOCITOR subsystem. __________ OSF/1 is a registered trademark of the Open Software Foundation, Inc.