F-Series NVMe Storage

Reinvent your workflows with ultra-fast NVMe storage for extreme resolution editing, rendering, special effects, AI/ML, and large, unstructured data sets.

Increase Productivity while Reducing Infrastructure Costs

Major studios, corporations, research institutions and government agencies use the Quantum F-Series to accelerate the capture, edit, and finishing of high-definition content, speed VFX and CGI render performance by 10x-100x, and develop cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality.

NVMe is enabling these customers to process higher-resolution content that drives higher data rates, and provide massive parallel performance for large render farms, while reducing both storage and network infrastructure costs and complexity.

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NVMe Tuned for Video and Image-Based Workloads

Unlike more general-purpose NVMe storage arrays, the Quantum F-Series was designed specifically for the video and image-based workloads that are critical to our customers. This content can be high-definition video used for movie, TV, and sports production, marketing and advertising content, or image-based workloads that require high-speed processing, such as the data from a satellite feed, a drone, a car used in the development of automated driver assistance systems (ADAS), and more.

The F-Series uses NVMe flash drives for ultra-fast reads and writes and to support a huge amount of parallel processing. In addition, F-Series uses the latest RDMA networking technology to provide direct access between workstations and the NVMe storage devices, to provide predictable, ultra-fast network performance.

F-Series NVMe servers are deployed as part of a StorNext® scale-out file storage cluster. StorNext data management moves files and folders between NVMe storage pools and other storage pools, so customers can take advantage of the performance NVMe provides for the workloads that require it, while continuing to use lower-cost storage for data where performance is less critical.

The New Quantum F2100

The Quantum F2100 is the newest generation of NVMe storage ready to re-invent your storage workflows with performance that is now twice as fast as the previous generation system–up to 55 GB/s multi-client read performance*–and now offers up twice the capacity as well with up to 384 TB in a single 2U system.
*Pre-Release System tested with vidio fa4k uncompressed unconstrained stream benchmark runs - 6 simultaneous client writes

Quantum Block Storage 2.0 Screenshot of System Management

The new Quantum Block Storage Platform 2.0 software takes full advantage of the latest hardware architecture to deliver that performance and capacity in a dual-controller architecture that is fast to upgrade, and easy to manage.

Both controllers drive the 24 bays of NVMe Flash storage together for efficient load-balancing across your choice of either 4 ports of 100 GbE or 8 ports of 32 Gb Fibre Channel.

Orders of Magnitude Faster than Traditional Flash Storage

NVMe is much faster than traditional flash storage, provides extremely low latency and instant response times for workloads that require a large amount of parallel access.

Reduce Infrastructure Costs and Complexity

Quantum F-Series provides predictable, low-latency access via Fibre Channel or Ethernet, so users can achieve large-system SAN performance with a less expensive Ethernet infrastructure.

Meets Performance Requirements in Less Rack Space

A single F2100 system can match the performance of much larger SSD or HDD systems—delivering extreme performance for your users in a much smaller package.

Easily Integrates into a StorNext® File Storage Cluster

StorNext 7 is highly optimized for NVMe storage to deliver shared streaming performance with ease, or create custom storage pools combining NVMe with SSD or HDD storage.

Specifications

Specification F2100
Form-Factor 2U rack-mounted chassis
Controller Design Dual redundant active/active hot swappable controllers
Processors Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 Processor
32 Cores 2 GHz 48 MB Cache
2 CPUs/Controller
Memory 192 GB (12x16 GB) DDR4-2933 DIMMs/Controller
Storage Drives 24 NVMe U.2 SSD
Drive Capacity Options 30.72 TB
15.36 TB
7.68 TB
3.84 TB
Single System Raw Capacity 737.28 TB
368.64 TB
184.3 TB
92.16 TB
Single System Usable Capacity 612 TB
306 TB
153 TB
77 TB
Connectivity (Ethernet Model) 2x Dual Port 100 Gb Ethernet per Controller
(total of 8 ports per system)
Connectivity (Fibre Channel Model) 2x Quad Port 32 Gb Fibre Channel per Controller
(total of 16 ports per system)
System Management Connectivity 2x 10GBASE-T per Controller
(total of 4 ports per system)
System Management Integrated IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN
Serviceability Hot-swappable power supplies
Compute canister
SSD Modules
Physical Dimensions Height: 3.45" (88 mm)
Width: 17.58" (446 mm)
Depth: 32.93" (836 mm)
Weight
Net Weight: 86.0 lbs (39.1 kg)
Gross Weight: 92.6 lbs (42.1 kg)
Power Supply Two redundant, hot-swappable 2000 W power supply units
Power Supply Input 200 - 240 Vac
Power Supply Certification Platinum
Operating Temperature 10 °C to 35 °C (50 °F to 95 °F)
Non-Operating Temperature -40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
Operating Relative Humidity 8% to 85% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Relative Humidity 8% to 95% (non-condensing)

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