HP RI Mezzanine PCIe Workload Accelerators

PCIe Application Workloads:

  • Server Virtualization
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Databases: MS SQL Server, SAP, Oracle, MySQL, Informix, Sybase, DB2
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Real-time Financial Data Processing
  • Seismic Data Processing
  • Content Caching
  • 3D Animation/Rendering

The new HP Read Intensive (RI) Mezzanine PCIe Workload Accelerators for BladeSystem c-Class provides higher performance, greater capacity and lower latency data access for mission-critical virtualized, cloud and hyperscale data center environments. This flash based mezzanine PCIe card is designed for applications requiring high transaction rates and real-time data access where high performance and ultra-low latency is required. The PCIe device sits close to the CPU, alleviating I/O storage bottlenecks to deliver performance gains for even the most I/O intensive workloads, and thus delivering denser and more VMs per server, accelerated databased/data mining performance, and to drive faster decisions for strategic business intelligence, resulting in cost and time savings.

This latest generation of HP RI Mezzanine PCIe Workload Accelerators based on SanDisk® Fusion ioMemory™ technology, provides ultra-low 92µs/15µs read/write access latency and superior reliability with an UBER of 10-20, which is important for mission-critical applications where high performance cannot be compromised. These devices offer 33% more capacity over the previous ioDrive2 IO Workload Accelerators with available capacities of 1.2TB - 1.6TB. This HP RI Mezzanine PCIe Workload Accelerator achieves random read/write performance of up to 235K/375K and data transfer rates of up to 2.7/1.7 GB/s sequential read/write, enabling I/O performance to scale while maintaining ultra-low latency and consistent application performance. These RI Mezzanine PCIe Workload Accelerators are designed to work seamlessly with existing customer HP BladeSystem c-Class Gen8 and Gen9 server environments.

The HP RI Mezzanine PCIe Workload Accelerators offer significant application performance acceleration benefits and can augment existing NAS/SAN HDD based solutions and as an alternative solution for customers that buy large arrays in order to get the performance for their application. Implementing these high performance enterprisegrade NAND flash technology storage devices lowers power consumption, cooling requirements and reduces infrastructure rack and space needs over traditional hard disk drives. The HP RI Mezzanine PCIe Application Accelerators are designed to provide performance driven application environments with deterministic performance, superior reliability, and maximum value.


HP RI Mezzanine PCIe Workload Accelerators

Usable MLC Capacity* 1.2TB 1.6TB
Read Bandwidth (GB/s) 2.7 2.7
Write Bandwidth (GB/s)** 1.5 1.7
Ran. Read IOPS (4K, 512QD) 196,000 235,000
Ran. Write IOPS (4K, 512QD) 330,000 375,000
Read Access Latency 92μs 92μs
Write Access Latency 15μs 15μs
Bus Interface HP Type B Mezzanine Card
Endurance (PBW) 4 5.5
UBER 10-20
Weight 5.2 ounces
Form Factor Low Profile
Warranty Refer to the 3 year warranty for these products on the HP website
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1
Linux: RHEL 5/6/7; OEL 5/6/7; CentOS 5/6/7
UNIX: Solaris 11.1/11 x64; Solaris 10 U11 x64
Hypervisors: VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5, Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V; Oracle VM


Environmental Specifications

  Min Min
Temperature1 Operational 0°C 55°C
Non-operational -40°C 70°C
Power Requirements     25 W
Air Flow (LFM)2   300  
Humidity (%) Non-condensing 5 95
Altitude (ft) Operational -1,000 10,000
Non-operational -1,000 30,000


* 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity less.

** Write BW achieved with optional high power mode. Maximum Write bandwidth performance of 1.6 GB/s achievable within 25 W power limit. Performance may vary based on host device. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. X = 150 KB/sec.

1. Temperature derated 1°C per 1000 ft elevation above sea level

2. Products designed for server platforms only and relies on 300 LFM (min) airflow, which is required for normal operation in server environments.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Performance results are based on internal testing and use. Results and performance may vary according to configurations and systems, including drive capacity, system architecture and applications.


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