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International Computer Concepts Configures System with LSI™ 6Gb/s SAS I/O to Handle Supercomputing Center’s Unprecedented Data Storage Challenges

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LSI MegaRAID® SAS 9260-8i and MegaRAID CacheCade™ Technologies
Combine for Supercomputing Performance Breakthroughs

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) provides
data management to some of the most challenging astronomy projects
ever conceived.

One such project is the Dark Energy Survey ( This
large scale project involving more than
120 scientists from 23 institutions in
the United States, Brazil, Spain, and the
United Kingdom will collect digital data
from astronomical observations in the
attempt to solve one of today’s great
scientific mysteries: why the expansion
of the universe seems to be speeding
up. NCSA is tasked with processing the
data, identifying the galaxies and stars
in digital maps of the heavens, and
storing it all in a database expected to
grow by 400GB daily over the one and
a half year life of the project to approximately 200TB of raw image data.

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