LSI Logic начала производство MegaRAID(R) PCI Express

LSI Logic начала производство MegaRAID(R) PCI Express
09.08.2004
LSI Logic Announces MegaRAID(R) PCI Express Products in Full Production; Aligned With New Intel(R) E7520 Chipset Launch - The LSI Logic MegaRAID(R) 320-2E and ROMB (RAID on Motherboard) PCI Express products feature the new Intel(R) IOP332 processor; product launch is aligned with the Intel(R) E7520 chipset debut - The MegaRAID 320-2E, the industry's first dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI PCI Express RAID adapter, is now available to OEMs and channel partners - MegaRAID ROMB products support the industry's early PCI Express technology server platform adopters LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced that MegaRAID(R) PCI Express products powered by the Intel(R) IOP332 Storage I/O processor are in full production to align with the launch of the Intel(R) E7520 chipset. Intel's first PCI Express based I/O Processor, the Intel(R) IOP332 Storage I/O Processor, is a highly integrated system on chip solution ideal for use on high performance ROMB or PCI Express RAID applications, like LSI Logic's MegaRAID 320-2E and MegaRAID ROMB. The Intel IOP332 Storage I/O processor will use PCI Express to connect directly to the chipset, thereby reducing system power, latency and overall cost. "LSI Logic's MegaRAID PCI Express technology has been released to full production in parallel with the Intel E7520 chipset platform to provide the industry with higher storage device throughput and the scalability required to meet the needs of mid-range and enterprise-class servers," said Phil Bullinger, vice president and general manager of the LSI Logic RAID Storage Adapters Division. "LSI Logic's MegaRAID PCI Express ROMB and RAID storage adapter, combined with the performance of the Intel IOP332 processor, will deliver industry-leading, superior-bandwidth solutions that meet our customers' performance expectations and time-to-market requirements." "The Intel IOP332 Storage I/O Processor will deliver optimal functionality and flexibility for storage network environments," said Mike Wall, general manager of Intel's Storage Components Division. "LSI Logic is furthering the development of PCI Express technology for storage applications on Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processor-based platforms." LSI Logic MegaRAID PCI Express technologies "The PCI Express architecture found in LSI Logic's MegaRAID SCSI RAID adapter and RAID on Motherboard products help to significantly amplify a system's storage I/O performance," said Jim Pappas, director of technology initiatives at Intel. LSI Logic's entry into PCI Express delivers the first-to-market MegaRAID Ultra320 PCI Express RAID adapter and helps to enable a robust, effective and high-bandwidth server and storage solution. This dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI adapter supports an 8x PCI Express host interface and provides iTBBU(R) support for iTBBU(TM) transportable battery-backed cache. The MegaRAID ROMB, built with the Intel IOP332 PCI I/O processor, lowers the overall solution cost and targets high-volume global server OEMs and ODMs requiring time-to-market PCI Express solutions, high RAID adoption rate platforms to meet ROMB ROI, enterprise-level RAID features and end-to-end data reliability. LSI Logic supplies products to the channel through distribution partners such as Arrow Electronics, Bell Microproducts, Insight Electronics, Ingram-Micro, Microland and Tech Data. With supply ramp-up, the first MegaRAID 320-2E units will be available at distributors next month. Initial units have already shipped directly to strategic channel partners. Resellers interested in partnering with LSI Logic, should visit: http://lsilogic.com/reseller http://lsilogic.com/reseller . URL to Extend Your Product Knowledge: LSI Logic PCI Express and LSI Logic storage products http://lsilogic.com/storagehttp://lsilogic.com/storage LSI Logic is recognized worldwide as the leader in developing storage industry technology standards, and is the only company that delivers first-to-market storage products across all critical interface technologies. From controller and expander ICs, from RAID storage adapters to host bus adapters and management software . . . LSI Logic is shaping the future of storage at every business level.