Brain Research Center of National Tsinghua University Adopts Accusys ExaSAN PCIe High-speed Disk Array System

The research team at National Tsinghua University (NTHU) has developed a series of optical scanning instruments that convert gene expressions in neurons in the brain of drosophila into an unprecedented 3D visualization record and build the world's first 3D drosophila brain database for storage, search and compare. In the future, human brain diseases can be studied and new pharmaceutical products be developed by using genes and circuits of this drosophila brain model.

The original workflow is to process optical recording with the considerable computing power of the Dell workstation, and the data is instantly stored in storage pool composed of several SSD with 1000MB/s transmission speed and 10TB storage space. When the storage capacity is full, it will automatically back up the data to a remote network storage device. However, when the data quantity is massive, frequent backup will take tremendous time.

Accusys ExaSAN A16S3-PS, 16-bay rackmount RAID storage, can be installed with 16 SATA hard disks, offering both impressive performance and capacity. It can be connected to external disk array cabinet through PCIe interface and increase the transmission speed by 2.5 times and the capacity by 100 times. The stand-alone hardware RAID controller provides a RAID5 protection mechanism, which prevents data from being impacted when one of the disks fails.

  • 16 Bay maximum 3 JBOD
  • Compatible with C1M, PCIe to Thunderbolt converter
  • PCIe 3.0 32Gb bandwidth
  • Compatible with 3.5" and 2.5" SATA/SAS enterprise hard disks
  • PCIe SAN ready
  • Redundant power supply
  • 3U Rackmount
  • PCIe * 1
  • SAS / SATA * 16
  • JBOD Expandable * 3
  • RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 6/ 01
  • SMART FAN
  • Redundant Power