One Stop Systems and Liqid Announce Unrivaled Performance in 3U FSA Platform

Up to 250 TB with Liqid OS and Kingston EP1000 NVMe SSDs

EP1000 enables 4x greater performance than other PCIe SSDs

Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara Convention Center - August 9-11, 2016 - One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), the leader in PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion technology, announces the results of stealth startup Liqid Inc.'s testing and validation of the OSS 3U Flash Storage Array (FSA) with Kingston's EP1000 NVMe SSDs. OSS' FSA can accommodate up to 32 EP1000s and provide up to 250 TB of shared, RAIDable non-volatile PCIe flash storage.

The test configuration included the OSS FSA with 4 Kingston EP1000 NVMe PCIe SSDs connected to a server with 4 Intel E5 CPUs running Liqid OS. The non-cache, sustained from flash benchmarking, demonstrated performance of 16.60 GB/s 128 K sequential read and 14.07 GB/s 128 K sequential write speeds. With 4 Kingston EP1000 SSDs aggregate sequential read and write speeds achieved 2 GB/s greater performance than 16 PCIe flash cards striped in parallel from other vendors, as tested by independent reviewer Tom's Hardware. The EP1000 cards powering the 3U FSA produced roughly 3.33 M read and 2.19 M write IOPS while running 4 K block transfers.

"One Stop Systems' expertise in PCI Express expansion and custom systems allows companies to upgrade to the latest flash available without having to replace the entire system," said Steve Cooper, OSS CEO. "We have partnered with Liqid to provide our customers with a leading option for enterprise-class flash storage. OSS is one of the only companies currently producing expansion products as dense as this FSA. By combining our PCIe expertise with Liqid's PCIe flash storage and software expertise, we have created a state-of-the-art flash array that can provide fast response time, high-availability, and high-speed data processing in data centers, cloud environments, mega websites, and high-performance applications."

"Liqid Powered, the Kingston EP1000 PCIe SSDs are setting the performance bar for all other SSDs" stated Jay Breakstone, Liqid CEO. "Aggregating and managing 10's of GB/s and millions of IOPS via Liqid OS, in conjunction with high performance compute nodes connected to OSS arrays, enables enterprise customers across many verticals to drive the highest performance and lowest TCO per RU in today's disaggregated data center."

Visitors to the Flash Memory Summit can see the FSA, Powered by Liqid, at Booth #729 and #119. The FSA with up to 32 Kingston EP1000 NVMe SSDs and Liqid OS is available immediately. OSS sales engineers are available to assist you in architecting the right system for your requirements.

About One Stop Systems

One Stop Systems designs and manufacturers supercomputers for high performance computing (HPC) applications such as deep learning, oil and gas exploration, financial trading, defense and any other applications that require the fastest and most efficient data processing. By utilizing the power of the latest GPU cards and flash storage cards, our systems stay on the cutting edge of the latest technologies. Our equipment also costs less than other solutions and we occupy much less rack space in the data center. We have a reputation as innovators using the very latest technology and design equipment to operate with the highest efficiency. For more information, visit

About Liqid

Liqid is a data center innovation company that has developed disruptive solutions for the bare-metal cloud and bringing hyperscale agility to the masses. Gone are the days of slow, static, and capital intensive infrastructure changes. Liqid OS managed PCIe-based fabrics deliver over 90% resource utilization and 85x better operational efficiency. Liqid delivers a fluid and dynamic approach to disaggregate, provision, create, deploy, and delete bare-metal machines and the associated compute, network, and storage elements through policy-driven automation and orchestration. This allows organizations to adapt to technological and business changes in real-time, enabling them to fully maximize the opportunities in today's digital economy. For more information, contact our team at or visit Follow Liqid on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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