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Ditabis: Products - HCS Microscope ACQUIFER - HIVE modular storage solution for BIG DATA

HIVE modular storage solution for BIG DATA

3 modules: - CORE for processing - NET for communication - DATA for storage


3 modules:

  1. CORE for processing
  2. NET for communication
  3. DATA for storage


Designed for the pragmatic, biology-focused scientist, the HIVE platform boosts productivity in microscopy facilities and screening labs.

HIVE is a High Speed Centralized Data Repository that removes the need to constantly move or duplicate data sets in processing and analysis workflows.

Its modular design integrates high speed processing, visualization, remote access, project management, flexibility, data security, scalability and ease of use in one unit.

It saves on time space, costs and administrator workload.

HIVE Storage solution

More information about the HIVE storage system are available at the ACQUIFER website: https://www.acquifer.de/data-solutions/

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High-Performance CPU & GPU for best image processing & analysis

3,6 GHz Hexcore CPU

VPN based remote desktop access

Nvidia GTX970 GPU

2×10 Gbit/s copper or 2×10 Gbit/s optical fibre (optional)

Win Server 2012 R2 OS



10 TB Data safe storage with RAID5

2×10 Gb Network


Integrated Software Defined Network (SDN) router to create a secure HIVE network for hosting the connected devices

Security and firewall provided by router

10 Gbit/s 12-Port Network Switch with a 240 GB/s backbone to ensure a reliable exchange of large data sets

240 Gb/s backbone; 12×10 Gb/s router

UPS battery buffered power stability system to stabilize the power supply and to ensure a safe shutdown in case of power outage to prevent loss of data

Battery Backup for data safety; Hardware based VPN Access



RAID6 secure data storage with fast access to large data

RAID6 array in 52, 78, or 104 TB

Resilient file system optimized for large data storage, reliable access to your data and maximum system stability

Connectivity via Host Bus Adapter @ 4x 12 Gbit/sec

User friendly operation through standard Windows functionality with no need for specialized IT knowledge

Plug-and-play expansion of storage

Open Design allows for easy up-scaling of storage volume

Data collection rates at 800 MB/s

Hotswap Disk Replacement


A HIVE creates a closed firewall protected DHCP network for the connected microscopes and other data sources.

In a standard configuration, the HIVE provides 10 local 10 GBit/s connections and can be connected with a 10 Gbit/s line to the local IT environment.

An optional 2 x 10 Gbit uplink connection can be installed for high speed data traffic. This may be required to connect to local backup or permanent storage servers


The HIVE´s operating System is Windows 2012 Server R2.

Highly stable to work with huge amount of data and flexible basis for almost all Win 7/8 software applications. The implemented processor, a 3,6 Ghz Hexcore CPU, is the optimal basis for for imaging software relying on high count rates rather than vast number of cores.

Best performance can be achieved with:

  1. Arivis Vision4D
  2. Bitplane Imaris
  3. FIJI
  4. ImageJ
  5. Leica LAS X
  6. Microvolution
  7. Zeiss ZEN

For packages requiring multicore processing or in need of specific high-end-GPU we recommend a HIVE GPU Core with:

  1. up to 1 TByte DDR4 RAM
  2. 8 + 8 Core CPU/ 16 + 16 Threads
  3. up to 2 x GTX 1080 GPU with 2x 8 GB DDR5 RAM
  4. up to 2 x 10 Gbit/s Copper Ethernet