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Storix, Inc. has launched the System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) version This update introduces a major new feature to automatically copy completed backups to remote storage in order to simplify user's offsite Disaster Recovery (DR) management. Unlike other backup products, SBAdmin users can easily manage multiple backup servers located offsite from the production datacenter. Whether sending backups offsite to a DR facility, secondary datacenter, or the cloud, customers can rest assured that their mission-critical systems are protected.

Also included in this release, SBAdmin adds support for the latest releases of Oracle Solaris 10 & 11, SUSE Linux, Debian Linux, and guest Linux systems running in Microsoft Hyper-V and Oracle VM virtual environments.

About SBAdmin

SBAdmin provides Adaptable System Recovery (ASR), the ability to rebuild Linux, Solaris, or AIX systems from bare-metal, giving customers the flexibility to alter the configuration as needed to fit onto any hardware or virtual configuration. The power and flexibility of ASR greatly reduces downtime during disasters or planned outages, exceeding the user's RTO. SBAdmin can also be used for provisioning/cloning of multiple systems and software storage alteration for improved system availability, recoverability and performance.

SBAdmin v8.1.2.0 is available for free 30-day trial at

For more information, visit or call 619/543-0200 ext 116.


As a result of their ongoing partnership, CLC bio and SciEngines have debuted an integration between CLC bio's sequence analysis software and the newest model of SciEngines' FPGA-based RIVYERA computers. Instead of using heuristics, it is now possible to find exact matches between sequences at a speed of 11.5 trillion cell updates per second (CUPS) per server, approximately 3000x faster than a 3.0 GHz CPU thread.

Tim Pietruck, Vice President at SciEngines, states "In cases, where the scientist requires highest possible analysis quality but where ordinary computers are simply too slow, our RIVYERA architecture is opening up completely new possibilities. With the newest features in our Smith- Waterman implementation, the speed of the RIVYERA S6-LX150 and the intuitive usability of CLC bio's front-end, we're confident that exact sequence alignment approaches executed in real-time will start to play an increasing role in modern computational biology."

"In addition to the speed, we're confident our customers will gain tremendous value from the full-fledged feature set, including user-definable scoring matrices, support of affine gap penalties, reverse complement calculation, and mate-pair alignments." continues VP of Communications at CLC bio, Lasse Gorlitz, and adds, "We're looking forward to see what compelling results our customers and partners potentially can achieve with this system!"


The performance benchmark has been executed on a RIVYERA S6-LX150 computer with 256 FPGAs. The dataset consisted of 2.480.868 reads, each with 100 basepairs length plus the reverse complement and was retrieved from 1000 genomes project NA12878. The dataset was aligned with hg19 chromosome 6 (171 million basepairs in size) and the unix time command used to calculate overall user-time.

With a runtime of close to 1 hour (3591 seconds), this results in a performance of 11.8 trillion cell updates per second (TCUPS), which signifies close to 3000x higher performance than a 3.0 GHz Xeon thread, replacing a full rack of commodity servers.

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Date:Aug 1, 2013

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