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[san-tech][03301] LSI First to Sample 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip, July 25, 2011

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:28:23 +0900
LSI社が、12Gb/s SAS対応 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) のサンプル出荷を開始しました:

"LSI First to Sample 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip, Controller and Expander
 ICs to Server and External Storage OEMs"
 Technology demonstrations for OEM customers break the million IOPS
 performance barrier with a single 8-port RAID-on-Chip IC
 July 25, 2011

  "...  today announced the industry's first sample shipments of
   12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC), controller and expander ICs to server
   and external storage OEMs, underscoring LSI leadership in the SAS
   market segment. By providing customers with early samples of 12Gb/s
   SAS silicon, LSI is delivering a key technology milestone and laying
   the foundation for the anticipated SCSI Trade Association 12Gb/s SAS
   Plugfest in mid-2012."

  "Technology demonstrations for OEM customers showcase performance of
   over 1 million IOPS with a single 8-port 12Gb/s SAS ROC running small
   block sequential reads/writes in a direct connect configuration to
   eight hard disk drives."

  ""Early silicon availability is a critical first step toward 12Gb/s SAS
   infrastructure development, paving the way for a smooth technology
   transition and market adoption by late 2013.""
  Dave Reinsel, group vice president, Storage and Semiconductors, IDC
  "The 12Gb/s SAS generation will provide double the data transfer
   rate of 6Gb/s SAS solutions, allowing SAS infrastructure to deliver
   bandwidth that exceeds that of PCI Express 3.0 with a single host
   bus adapter. The improved bandwidth, backed by I/O processing
   capabilities to maximize link utilization, supports increased scaling
   of traditional hard disk drives as well as improved solid-state drive
   (SSD) performance. 12Gb/s SAS will also provide customers with
   investment protection through designed backwards compatibility with
   3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SAS infrastructures.

   Along with these performance innovations are new connectivity options
   including new connectors and high-density cabling (Mini SAS HD) that
   features passive copper, active copper and optical capabilities,
   as well as enhanced cable management."

Serial Attached SCSI Master Roadmap, SCSI Trade Association
SAS Library ≫ 12Gb/s SAS

"LSI Sampling 12Gb SAS Silicon"
 This is a Press Release edited by on
 Tue, July 26th, 2011
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"LSI Announces Availability of Family of Network Accelerator Cards
 for Enterprise, Data Centers and Service Providers"
 Complete platform built on industry-leading silicon with software
 protocols to provide high performance and deterministic features
 for networking OEMs
 July 20, 2011

  "The LSI Axxia Network Accelerator and Axxia Media Accelerator cards
   provide OEMs with solutions for real-time, deterministic acceleration
   of applications such as network intelligence, server load balancing,
   unified threat management, media transcoding and data analytics.
   These robust accelerator cards offload the host processor, resulting
   in a performance boost and lower power consumption that increases
   productivity while decreasing operating expenses."

Axxia Communication Processor
App3300 Network Processor
StarPro 2700 Multicore Media Processor

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