Ultra-Fast Transfer Techniques to Download Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0198
Agency Tracking Number: F121-036-1333
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-036
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
9390 Research Blvd, Suite I200, Austin, TX, -
DUNS: 135494073
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary McMillian
 Member of LLC
 (512) 795-0220
 gary.mcmillian@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Ferguson
Title: Member of LLC
Phone: (512) 795-0220
Email: dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: Crossfield Technology proposes a high performance network interface to transfer data from ultra-high-performance data acquisition solid state disk (SSD) arrays to a secondary data storage system or a high performance computer (HPC) system using a pluggable, parallel fiber optic interface. The system architecture is scalable, supporting multiple SSD arrays with parallel connections to secondary storage or HPC. The proposed system architecture uses Fourteen Data Rate (FDR) InfiniBand technology, with host channel adapters and switches operating at full-duplex bandwidths of 56 Gbps to transport data between the SSD arrays and secondary storage. The secondary storage can range from a portable InfiniBand Network Attached Storage (NAS) device with SSD arrays or an HPC cluster with distributed SSD arrays. Crossfield proposes the development of a rugged network interface that can be used as a standalone SSD-to-network adapter or integrated into the SSD array. The network interface will provide a"plug-and-play"fiber optic network interface to secondary storage or HPC, operating at the fastest available network bandwidth. BENEFIT: The proposed technology will provide a network interface between ultra-high-performance solid state disk arrays and secondary storage devices or high performance computers. This technology will greatly benefit any industry capturing and processing large amounts of data, such as the medical industry (CT, MRI, X-Ray), entertainment industry, and seismic industry.

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