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ExtremeStor DI 36 Drive Server

iNAS_12_SIDE.jpg “The ExtremeStor-DI 36 Drive Server is the ideal solution for CPU intensive and disk intenstive content. With Read and Writes speeds up to 3600MB/Sec, applications requiring high frames rates or realtime 4K is at your fingertips”
The demand for Digital Intermediate solutions has taken a turn to the extreme in the digital film and video marketplace. Digital Intermediate skyrocketed and quickly transitioned as the new industry standard for most applications. Globalstor has worked hard to develop it’s next generation line of Digital Intermediate capture and playback servers. We listened to what our customers had to say and integrated many of their ideas into our latest line of workstations and servers. By doing so, Globalstor once again achieved success with the next generation of its flagship ExtremeStor workstations and servers. They are faster than ever before and offer greater scalability than any other system available today.Now post-production facilities, independent editors, colorists and cinematographers can reap the rewards of the DI’s best of breed architecture.

The ExtremeStor-DI 36 drive server is designed for real-time capture and playback of un-compressed 2K, Stereoscopic 2K, as well as 4K content and is certified to work with the industry’s leading providers of feature rich, high performance graphics, capture, and playback cards as well as the best open platform color grading, editing and visual effects technologies the industry has to offer. Featuring an integrated 36 drive disk array with capacities up to 144TB and read/write speeds up to 3600MB/Sec, the ExtremeStor-DI 36 drive server is an ideal platform for workflows that require a high performance, high capacity server with uncompromised disk performance. By utilizing the benefits of SATA III disk drives, users can expect their cost per gigabyte to be well within their budget, making the next generation of ExtremeStor series workstations and servers the most attractive ROI in your digital intermediate workflow.


Extreme Performance
The ExtremeStor series of workstations and servers integrate your choice of single or dual Intel processors for maximized computing power. Featuring PCI-Express 3.0 x16 video bus support and integrated hardware RAID, the ExtremeStor-DI 36 drive server delivers up to 3600 MB/Sec of sustained data throughput in RAID 5.

Extreme Reliability
The ExtremeStor-DI integrates the Windows 7™Pro 32 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Windows 8, Windows Server or Linux open platform operating systems. A choice of magnetic or solid-state operating system drives in single or redundant configurations provide a rugged and reliable architecture. Combine that with hot swappable enterprise class disk drives, power supplies, and blowers and the result is a well-equipped solution designed to safeguard against downtime and critical data loss.

Extreme Scalability
The ExtremeStor-DI 36 Bay can hold up to 144TB’s of RAW storage and has the ability to scale as you grow for applications requiring even greater storage capacity, by implementing your choice of either ExtremeStor PCIe Expansion with integrated RAID, SCSI, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand or SAS host bus adapters for external add-on RAID arrays. ExtremeStor-DI workstations feature ten card slots for unprecedented scalability.

Extreme Sensibility
The ExtremeStor platform is one of the lowest cost-per-gigabyte solutions available in the industry today. Certfied for use with the industries leading software providers and applications, the ExtremeStor-DI provides the ultimate platform for applications such as Assimilate Scratch, Adobe CS6, DaVinci Resolve, Iridas Frame Cycler, Iridas Speed Grade, Marquis Technology and many other leading applications. The ExtremeStor-DI is also an ideal solution for real-time Red Digital Cinema workflows. By providing virtually unlimited scalability options, the ExtremeStor line of workstations and servers provide the ability to manage and process growing amounts of content more efficiently and provide realtime playback of the leading content formats.

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Hardware and Technical Specifications

3600MB/Sec sustained reads and writes in RAID 5
Uncompressed 2K, Stereo 2K, Uncompressed 4K Certified

Environmental Control
L.E.D. and Audio alarm for internal temperature monitoring
L.E.D. and Audio alarm for individual blower monitoring

Power supply: 1650 Watt 3+1 Hot Swappable PFC redundant power supply unit
Input range: auto-sensing 100 to 240 VAC
Power source:
(1) standard AC power cord

Center of unit: (3) Hot Swap 120mm x 120mm x 38mm fans
Top of unit: (1) Fixed mount 80mm X 80mm X 38mm fan
Temperature: 0°C (32°F) – 50°C (122°F)
Humidity: 5% – 95% non-condensing
Advanced thermal design supports faster running 7200 / 10000 / 15000 rpm disks

Base System Hardware
Dual Intel E5-2600 Xeon Processors (up to 8 cores per CPU)
16GB registered ECC cache memory (upgradable up to 256GB)
Dual Copper gigabit-Ethernet ports (upgradable)
Embedded 7.1HD Audio with Optical S/PDIF
Embedded (4) USB 3.0 Ports
Embedded (6) USB 2.0 Ports
Embedded (2) eSATA
Dual Embedded PCIe SATA/SAS RAID Controllers
Enterprise Class 7200 RPM Operating System Drive (Upgradable to SSD, SAS, 15K or Mirrored Hot-Swappable Enterprise Class Drive Drives)
Supports RAID Levels 0, 1, 0 + 1, 5, 6, 50 and JBOD
36 Enterprise Class 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drives in Hot Swap Trays (Upgradable to SSD or SAS)
Up To 144TB Integrated Storage
7 PCI-E 3.0 Slots (1 reserved for GPU and 1 Reserved for Integrated RAID)
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
PCI-E High end graphics video board (upgradable)
DVD +/- RW (Upgradable)

4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 SLI Ready x16 (1 Reserved for GPU)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (One reserved for Integrated RAID Controller)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x8 in X16 Form Factor (Reserved For Intgrated RAID Controller)

Rear IO
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
2 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
6 x USB 2.0
2 x eSATA
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)

Supported Operating Systems
CentOS 5.7/6.1 32/64-bit
Windows® Server 2008  R2
Windows® Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Windows® Server 2008  Enterprise 32/64-bit
Windows® 7 32/64-bit
Windows® 8
RedHat® Enterprise Linux Desktop WS 6.0 32/64-bit
RedHat® Enterprise Linux AS5.7/6.2 32/64-bit
SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11.2 32/64-bit
SuSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop 11.1 32/64-bit
Solaris X86
VMWare ESX4.1/ESXi4.1

SCSI / FC / SAS ready connectivity
1000 BASE-SX Gigabit Fiber Optic Ethernet or 10Gb Ethernet
Up to 256GB Registered ECC DDR Ram
SDI graphics cards for capture and playback in real-time
Firewire 800
SSD OS Drive
Mirrored OS Drives
Enterprise Class SAS Hard Drives
High Performance SSD Array Drives
Red Digital Cinema’s Red Rocket®
Bluefish444 SDI I/O
Fusion IO PCIe SSD Drive
Integrated Internal RED MAG 1.8″ or 2.5″ Reader
Custom Transport Case

Dimensions and Weight

Unit weight: 160lbs.
Shipping weight: 205lbs.


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