PLX to Chair SSD Track at Flash Memory Summit, Demonstrate Its PCIe Gen3 Switches With Marvell
SUNNYVALE, CA, Aug 20, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), a leading global supplier of
high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center
architectures, today announced a demonstration of its solid state
drive (SSD)-proficient PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 switches through a
collaboration with Marvell(R) Semiconductor, Inc., and that it will
chair a key technical session focused on designing high-performance
SSD-enabled storage systems at Flash Memory Summit, held August
21-23, 2012, Santa Clara Convention Center.
In the session titled "Designing Storage Systems in the SSD Era"
(Track 202-B), experts from PLX, STEC, Marvell, Samsung, SolidFire,
and Skyera will provide insight and advice to designers of hard disk
drive (HDD)-based systems on how they can enhance their platforms to
make best use of high-performance SSDs. The session -- chaired by
Larry Chisvin, PLX(R) vice president of strategic initiatives -- will
help designers choose the optimal interface for specific
applications, maximize system bandwidth, modify their systems to
combine SSDs and HDDs, prevent common bottlenecks and errors
designers face when using SSDs, and provide attendees with
recommendations on how best to determine a real-world return on
investment in their new systems. Track 202-B will be held on
Wednesday, August 22, 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The PLX and Marvell demonstration focuses on the industry-leading
performance of Marvell's 88NV9145 PCIe-to-NAND controllers, enabled
by PLX ExpressLane(TM) PCIe Gen3 switches, in an enterprise storage
application. The PLX switch's multi-host feature allows the device to
be partitioned into two virtual switches, with data streaming to and
from multiple servers, thus reducing cost by eliminating the need for
a second switch. PLX PCIe x16 port-to-server support offers 16GB/s
data transfer capacity in each direction.
"With key support enabled by PLX, the Marvell demonstration features
eight virtual machines running on a standard two-socket server
ultimately sharing our native PCI Express SSD reference card," said
Shawn Kung, director of product marketing, enterprise storage at
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "Each virtual machine is capable of
achieving I/O performance up to an astounding 90K IOPS."
The PLX PCIe Gen3 switch portfolio today offers 14 devices ranging
from 12 lanes and three ports to 96 lanes and 24 ports. Designers
choosing the PEX8796 switch -- touting 96 lanes and bandwidth of 8
Gigatransfers per second, per lane, in each direction -- can achieve
throughput of 1,536 gigabits per second (192 gigabytes/s), delivering
performance that challenges all other interconnect technologies.
For more information visit www.flashmemorysummit.com.
-- Article: PCIe goes Clockless -- Achieving independent spread-spectrum
clocking without SSC isolation (EE Times)
-- Article: PCI Express over optical cabling: Performance, simplicity,
efficiency (Network World)
-- Article: PCI Express Enhancing SSD Performance (Computer Technology
-- Videos: plxtech.com/support/videos
-- Databooks and collateral: plxtech.com/gen3
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale,
Calif., USA, is an industry-leading global provider of
semiconductor-based connectivity solutions primarily targeting the
enterprise and consumer markets. The company develops innovative
software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation,
reliable interoperability and superior performance. Visit PLX on
plxtech.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
ExpressLane, PLX and the PLX logo are trademarks of PLX Technology,
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SOURCE: PLX Technology
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