PotBS Hardware Upgrade

Vision’s latest hardware refresh is complete.  

The latest server to be brought online to support both PotBS and upcoming development is a 96-Core Dell PowerEdge R830 with 768 GB of RAM and dual Hot-Swap 1200 Watt Power Supplies. It has been upgraded with a fast LSI 16i 12G RAID Controller driving sixteen 1.92 TB 12G SAS SSDs in a RAID-60 Array.

This new server is connected on the back end to Vision’s Dual Redundant 40 Gbps InfiniBand internal network and faces the outside world on a Dual Redundant 10 Gbps XFP Fiber connection. The addition of this new server was accompanied by a brand-new 48-port 10 Gbps XFP Fiber Switch to the rack. With this latest upgrade in place, PotBS is ready for many years to come.

In addition to the new Server, an additional iSCSI Drive Array has been added to the rack. The Array is a Drobo b1200i with Dual Redundant Power Supplies, loaded with 12x 8TB SAS HDDs operating in RAID-60 (Dual Drive Redundant Mode).