Linux Cluster Startup Secures $3M Funding

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-03-01 Print this article Print

Terascala, a Linux company with a new blade-based clustering approach, receives funding from Ascent Venture Partners. (Linux-Watch)

Terascala, a startup developing a next-generation Linux storage cluster architecture, announced March 1 that it has secured $3 million in first-round funding from Ascent Venture Partners. The companys initial product offering is "powerful, efficient, managed computing and storage Blades."
Each blade contains eight hot-swappable 500GB or 750GB disk drives, hardware RAID, an AMD Opteron multicore processor, and high-performance network connections.
Hewlett-Packard boosts its storage grid across Linux clusters. Click here to read more. All together, 150TB (terabytes) of data storage can be configured in a single industry-standard rack, with over 50 racks or 7500TB supported in a single cluster. Besides a high density of storage, the company is also working on power efficiency in a common architecture. The blade cluster architecture is designed for high-performance computing, Web 2.0, and server virtualization applications. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Linux Cluster Startup Secures $3 Million Funding Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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