X-IO Technologies’ storage to record data from Bloodhound Project’s world land speed record attempt


Data from the car will be captured and stored by two X-IO ISE (Intelligent Storage Element) Systems. The supersonic runs will be in one of the most extreme and challenging storage environments – the alkali playa of South Africa.

X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) is a modular scale-out storage foundation, which enables customers to build comprehensive storage solutions.

Image courtesy of Flock and Siemens

X-IO’s approach of ‘ground up‘ engineering is very much in line with that of the Bloodhound team. It also selects the best components available and combines them with the most experienced engineering skills to challenge everyday thinking and push technology to its limits. 

‘We have sought the best teams and the best products in every detail of the record breaking programme, and partnering with X-IO is no different,’ said Richard Noble, Bloodhound Project director.

‘The primary aim of the project is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers – and capturing and sharing the 500 data channels on the car is a key part of this. We had to have a reliable storage system that could not only capture the car data, but do it in the very challenging conditions of the dusty dried out lake bed.’

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