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Supermicro Solution for Rozo Systems: RozoFS®

RozoFS streamlines hardware resources for the most efficient software defined storage available on the market today.

Unparalleled Cost to Performance

RozoFS Diagram

RozoFS® is a software-defined storage solution that delivers high performance storage at a low cost for the private, hybrid or public cloud. RozoFS supports the most demanding workloads with patented data protection and easy management. It reduces the Total Cost of Ownership by at least 10x when compared to traditional storage arrays by offering a software platform that runs on industry-standard x86 compute nodes and automates standard management storage tasks.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Directly from the Edge over WAN

Comcast Innovation Center uses Rozo Storage Software to Stream ML data from coast to coast.

When Comcast Communications needed a storage partner to build out their coast-to-coast, edge-to-core datacenter infrastructure to enable machine learning against large compressed image data, they tested IBM GPFS, AWS S3, and RozoFS. Only one file storage technology was capable of feeding the GPUs the massive amounts of data required, and that victor was RozoFS. Not only was RozoFS faster than GPFS, and S3, Rozo was also lower in cost, from initial purchase to TCO. And as Rozo storage is deployed across standard commoditized hardware, Comcast was able to achieve dramatic savings over other high performance storage options.

The ability to store and stream large object files directly from the edge, over large geographies appeal particularly to media and entertainment, oil and gas, and medical research industries.

Scalability: Up, Out, or Down

RozoFS’ storage architecture enable it to scale up by adding capacity to the nodes, or scale-out by adding nodes to increase both capacity and performance. It can also scale-down by removing devices from servers. All the operations are performed without service interruption.

High Performance

RozoFS is built around a powerful erasure code algorithm, the Mojette Transform. Combined with a parallel networking architecture, it offers a storage system that handles real-time constraints of the applications. Rozo optimizes your hardware performance whatever your media choice - HDD or flash. Each node in Rozo can sustain really high performance for sequential or random I/Os. Of course, the more nodes you add, the more performance you get.

Data and System Protection

RozoFS provides data and system protection by applying erasure coding at the file system block level and by storing data chunks on different storage servers. The number of servers is configured based on the required redundancy level. RozoFS provides data protection equivalent to three copies with only 50% redundancy overhead. The data protection method used by RozoFS makes disk and server failures transparent to the application. Data integrity is achieved by applying a CRC-32 to each block stored on disk. In case of a data integrity violation, RozoFS has a self-healing capability that transparently corrects and re-writes the faulty block on disk without disturbing the application. RozoFS provides an automatic disk self-healing capability that maintains the expected level of redundancy by redistributing the data of a faulty device within the remaining devices of a storage node.

Easy Management

RozoFS provides a single point of management via CLI or web applications. Soft and hard quotas are provided. Nodes at different performance levels can be aggregated for tiering using RozoFS’ management tools. In the same way, thin provisioning is made as easy as creation, deletion, sharing and resizing of managed file systems. RozoFS supports standard monitoring tools such as Nagios.

Supermicro RozoFS Reference Architectures

RozoFS AMD Configurations

AS -1114S-WN10RT
RozoFS AMD ConfigurationsSmallQtyMediumQtyLargeQty
Usable Capacity50 TB 230TB 460TB 
PlatformAS -1114S-WN10RT4AS -1114S-WN10RT4AS -1114S-WN10RT8
CPUAMD EPYC 72F3 DP/UP 8C/16T 3.7G1 (4)AMD EPYC 7313 DP/UP 16C/32T 3.0G1 (4)AMD EPYC 7313 DP/UP 16C/32T 3.0G1 (8)
Memory8GB DDR4 1.2V 3200 ECC8 (32)Micron 16GB DDR4-3200 2RX8 ECC RDIMM8 (32)Micron 16GB DDR4-3200 2RX8 ECC RDIMM8 (64)
M.2 Boot DriveToshiba XG6 256GB NVMe M.2 22x80mm <1DWPD2 (8)Toshiba XG6 256GB NVMe M.2 22x80mm <1DWPD2 (8)Toshiba XG6 256GB NVMe M.2 22x80mm <1DWPD2 (16)
NVMe Storage DriveMicron 9300 PRO 3.8TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 3D TLC U.2 15mm,1DWPD6 (24)Micron 9300 PRO 15.3TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 3D TLC U.2 15mm 1DWPD7 (28)9300 PRO 15.3TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 3D TLC U.2 15mm7 (56)
MetaData DriveIntel DC P4510 1TB NVMe PCIe 3.1 3D TLC 2.5"" 15mm 1DWPD Rev.1 (4)Micron 7300 PRO 1.92TB NVMePCIe 3.01 (4)Micron 7300 PRO 1.92TB, PCIe NVMe, M.2 22x110mm 3D TLC, 1DWPD1 (8)
Network2-port 25G SFP28, Mellanox ConnectX-41 (4)2-port 25G SFP28, Mellanox ConnectX-41 (4)Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ex EN network interface card, 100GbE dual-port QSFP281 (8)
Infrastructure SupportTCP/IP; RoCEv2; Infiniband TCP/IP; RoCEv2; Infiniband TCP/IP; RoCEv2; Infiniband 
Operating System SupportLinux Linux Linux 
Available Rozo ServiceRozo Lic per device & 1 YR Standard support1Rozo Lic per device & 1 YR Standard support1Rozo Lic per device & 1 YR Standard support1
Available Supermicro Service3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service 3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service 3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service 

RozoFS Intel Configurations

SYS-220BT-HNTR
RozoFS Intel ConfigurationsSmallQtyMediumQty
Usable Capacity45 TB 180TB 
PlatformSYS-220BT-HNTR1SYS-220BT-HNTR4
CPUICX 4310 2P 12C/24T 2.1G8ICX 4310 2P 12C/24T 2.1G8
Memory8GB DDR4 1.2V 3200 ECC32Micron 16GB DDR4-3200 2RX8 ECC RDIMM32
Boot DriveIntel D3 S4510 240GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s 3D TLC 22x80mm 1DWPD8Toshiba XG6 256GB NVMe M.2 22x80mm <1DWPD8
NVMe Storage DriveMicron 9300 PRO 3.8TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 3D TLC U.2 15mm,1DWPD20Micron 9300 PRO 15.3TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 3D TLC U.2 15mm 1DWPD20
MetaData DriveIntel DC P4510 1TB NVMe PCIe 3.1 3D TLC 2.5" 15mm 1DWPD Rev.4Micron 7300 PRO 1.92TB NVMePCIe 3.04
NetworkSIOM 2+2-port 25G & 10G, SFP28 & RJ45, Mellanox (Retail)4SIOM 2+2-port 25G & 10G, SFP28 & RJ45, Mellanox (Retail)4
RAID CardSATA M.2 RAID adapter for Big Twin,HF,RoHS4SATA M.2 RAID adapter for Big Twin,HF,RoHS4
Infrastructure SupportTCP/IP; RoCEv2; Infiniband TCP/IP; RoCEv2; Infiniband 
Operating System SupportLinux Linux 
Available Rozo ServiceRozo Lic per device & 1 YR Standard support1Rozo Lic per device & 1 YR Standard support1
Available Supermicro Service3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service 3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service