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Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-EX10  PCIe expansion systems with integrated 10 drive RAID will power ASSIMILATE’s demo’s at  this year’s NAB Show.


LAS VEGAS, APRIL 08, 2013:

Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, is pleased to announce that its ExtremeStor-EX10  PCIe expansion systems with integrated 10 drive RAID will power ASSIMILATE’s (NAB Booth:SL12705 ) demo’s at  this year’s NAB Show.
The demonstration will feature content generated by ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® post-production DI software along with Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-EX10 PCIe expansion units, and will showcase real-time uncompressed 2K  as well as Sony F65 color grading and playback. NAB attendees will be able to witness firsthand the extraordinary expansion capabilities of the ExtremeStor PCIe expansion line, complimented by the superb color-grading and DI capabilities of SCRATCH. ASSIMIMLATE will deploy the latest generation of Globalstor’s 10 drive ExtremeStor-EX PCIe expansion unit for data capture, processing and real-time playback of high-resolution video content.
”The beauty of the ExtremeStor-EX PCIe expansion system is its ability to integrate with any workstation or server platform including Windows or MAC systems with one available PCIe x16 slot and process uncompressed 2K, 4K and other high-resolution content so seamlessly, in real time while also providing up to 5 additional PCIe slots. As such, it was the ideal expansion solution for these demonstrations,” says Scott Leif, President and CTO of Globalstor. “Combined with ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH software and the Globalstor ExtremeStor-EX, we are able to demonstrate the full, real-world capabilities of the Expansion system.”
The latest generation of Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-EX video storage and playback PCIe expansion systems offers native real-time playback of uncompressed 4K, stereoscopic 2K , R3D (RED), Sony F65 as well as other formats in a single high performance solution. Available both rack-mount and tower configurations, the ExtremeStor-EX features 3 PCIe x16 slots and up to two PCIe x8 slots (x16 form factor) allowing users to add additional GPU’s, RED Rocket Cards, Fusion IO Solid State PCIe drives or virtually any other PCIe card to any system with an available PCIe x16 slot.
“SCRATCH has delivered real-time performance to 4K workflows since 2009”, said Jeff Edson, CEO of ASSIMILATE. “We’re excited that Globalstor has created a high-performance PCIe expansion platform to compliment our software. ASSIMILATE has always been dedicated to working with world-class partners to ensure a wide range of price-performance hardware options for our artists. We’re excited to participate in this demonstration because it really underscores that commitment. True 4K performance is here today- at a price that our artists can afford.”
The ExtremeStor-EX PCIe expansion solutions are available in configurations both with and without integrated RAID. ExtremeStor-EX with integrated RAID storage features capacities ranging from 3 to 18TB of integrated Solid State disk storage and up to 144TB of integrated Enterprise Class 7200RPM SATA disk drives delivering up to 4000MB/Sec of read and write performance with RAID 5.

About Globalstor Data Corporation
Globalstor® Data Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance custom workstations and servers (including but not limited to IG solutions, content distribution systems and NAS), as well as a wide range of data storage products for OEM and ODM customers worldwide. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad range of professional solutions. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California, with additional offices in Hudson, New Hampshire and Frankfurt, Germany and through a strong foundation of international authorized resellers. For more information regarding Globalstor Data Corporation, visit www.globalstor.com .
SCRATCH Digital Workflow Tools
ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH end-to-end data workflow tools – from dailies, to conform, color-grading, compositing, and through to finishing – and SCRATCH Lab, a robust dailies or VFX review digital pipeline, deliver the industry’s most comprehensive toolset for data-centric digital cinema and episodic television productions for 2D and 3D stereo projects. Both products support multiple formats, including ARRI RAW, Sony F65 and F55, Phantom, and Canon 5D, as well as enhanced support for RED ONE, RED ONE MX, SCARLET, and EPIC at all resolutions. For the latest feature film and TV credits, pricing, and sales, visit www.assimilateinc.com

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