FTL Systems' Veracity™ Hardware Platforms:
Excellence in performance, energy efficiency and reliability
FTL Systems Veracity™ platforms provide a comprehensive, integrated
hardware basis on which to run industry-specific application suites. The
systems integrate with Windows / Intel clients to support existing user
applications. Maximum performance and security depends on systems using a
Linux window manager (KDE or Gnome).
Multi-user UltraServers™ are the center-piece of the Veracity product
family. They extend from a single, 4U rack mount unit all the way to
commercially feasible and affordable ExaScale systems. Units consisting of
three or four standard 19 inch racks are the fundamental building block.
Each unit delivers one to more than 10 PetaFLOPs depending on the processors
UltraServers support both legacy X86-64 / GPU nodes linked by 10G bit
per second fabrics as well as FTL Systems' unique processor technology
linked into a common memory model with TeraBit / second linkages. X86-64
processors and GPU are available at the entry level (up to 100 TFLOP).
FTL Systems' own processors span the full range into commercially
practical and affordable ExaScale.
Thin clients designed by FTL Systems, such as the Artists' Canvas
shown above, support Windows or Linux user interfaces linked into
larger, multi-user systems by 1G ethernet. Unlike other thin clients,
these clients run legacy and latency-sensitive parts of computations
locally while off-loading the heavy computation to multi-user servers.
Disk arrays provide spannable, RAID information storage using either
rotating or solid state disks. Disk segments may hold traditional
file systems accessible via NFS V4 or Windows SMB shares. Alternatively
disk segments may be direct-mapped into the address space of multi-user
host servers following the IBM AS/400 paradigm. Tape libraries are
available (from third parties) to provide on-site or remote backup.
Parallel accelerators off-loading application segments that can be
readily vectorized. These accelerators support a limited set of
applications that have highly regular segments. The time required
to off-load data to parallel accelerators and return to general
purpose processors limits the parallel accelerator's range of
applicability. FTL Systems' new processors are designed to handle
even vectorized applications effectively without having to offload
Advanced Tele-Communication Architecture (ATCA) routers (full or
micro) provide packet and shared memory communication. Redundancy
within the routers and across routers provides for high availability.
Line cards support interfaces from legacy 10M/100M through 100G CFP
and FTL Systems' unique TeraBit network links.
Depending on the customers' needs and the specific products, Veracity
systems can be installed at the customer's site or at an FTL Systems
data centre. FTL Systems application engineers can discuss needs
with you via the "Learn More" tab at right.