A PC-Based Disk Array Subsystem
Final rept. 2 Feb-31 Aug 1995, Phase 1
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES INC BOULDER CO
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Applied Technologies ordered two Pentium computer to begin testing interface boards to determine the data rate throughput between the two computers. It was determined that the Fast Ethernet interface boards throughput limit is just over 2 MBytes per second. The remaining task was to determine the data recording and replay speeds. Applied Technologies provided five, 1 GigaByte SCSI drives for further testing of a RAID 3 configuration. Tests with three RAID system configurations indicated a limitation of 1 MBbyte record and 1 MBbyte playback. It was determined that this limitation was partially due to a shortcoming of the Microsoft NT operating system. By reformatting the controller to accommodate this shortcoming, a final test at a vendors facility indicated a record rate of greater than 5 MBytes per second and a playback rate of greater than 2 MBytes per second. It would appear that the ability to record and playback data at the rate required by the Naval Air Warfare Center is feasible with the NT operating system. The problem outstanding is the input interface limitation.
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