PLX to Expound PCI Express as a Fabric at Linley Tech Data Center Conference

PLX to Expound PCI Express as a Fabric at Linley Tech Data Center Conference 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 --  PLX Technology, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express silicon and software
connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures,
today announced a key presentation detailing PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R))
use as the backbone of a data center fabric. Held next week at the
Linley Tech Data Center Conference, Larry Chisvin, PLX(R) vice
president of strategic initiatives, will outline why designers are
replacing Ethernet and other fabric standards with PCIe due to its
high performance, low cost, low power, and simplicity. Chisvin's
presentation, titled PCI Express is the Natural Next-Generation Data
Center Fabric, will take place during the Fabric Technologies for
Data Centers track, February 5 at 11:50 a.m. 
"The interest level in using PCI Express as a data center fabric has
increased significantly in the past several years, as global
designers began looking for an affordable mainstream interconnect
without the unwelcome baggage of the current solutions," said
Chisvin. "PLX has the advanced switching technology developed through
many generations of PCIe switches, and is currently developing the
products that can address this market. The company is working with
early adopters on its ExpressFabric(R) solution, which includes the
switches necessary for building a state-of-the-art fabric, as well as
the complementary development and software building blocks." 
PLX is the worldwide market leader in PCIe switch products, with 18
ExpressLane(TM) PCIe Gen3 switches already in production or sampling,
with many more in development -- including planning for PCIe Gen4
products. ExpressFabric is a strong alternative in small- to
medium-sized data center clusters -- 20 to 1000 nodes, in one to
eight racks -- and allows for optimization of numerous bridges and
switches in converged-rack applications. These applications
anticipate co-existence with large-scale fabrics like Ethernet and
InfiniBand for scale-out. 
"Designers are increasingly faced with the challenges of improving
performance while lowering cost and power in the data center, and the
established PCI Express Gen3 standard is a very appeal
ing option,"
said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group, and co-author
of the report A Guide to Server Processors. "PLX has continually
shown innovation and leadership in PCI Express with its switch
technology and PCI Express has the potential to satisfy requirements
of a data center fabric." 
The influential Linley Tech Data Center Conference will be held at
the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., February 5-6, 2013.
The free, two-day conference targets network-equipment vendors,
server OEMs, network service providers, system designers,
enterprise-network managers, software developers, press, and the
financial community. To register for free, visit
www.linleygroup.com/data-center-conference. 
Website Support: 


 
--  ExpressFabric Webpage: www.plxtech.com/expressfabric
--  Videos: plxtech.com/support/videos
--  Data books and collateral: plxtech.com/gen3

  
Published Articles: 


 
--  Q&A with VP Engineering on ExpressFabric (HPCwire)
--  A Case for PCI Express as a High-Performance Cluster Interconnect
    (HPCwire)
--  PCI Express fabric: Rethinking data center architectures (Embedded
    Computing)
--  PLX preps PCI Express fabric amid server debate (EE Times)
--  Using PCI Express as a fabric for interconnect clustering (EE Times)
--  PCI Express over optical cabling: Performance, simplicity, efficiency
    (Network World)
--  PCIe goes Clockless -- Achieving independent spread-spectrum clocking
    without SSC isolation (EE Times)

  
ExpressFabric, ExpressLane, PLX and the PLX logo are trademarks of PLX
Technology, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All
other product names that appear in this material are for
identification purposes only and are acknowledged to be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies. 
About PLX
 PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale,
Calif., USA, is the industry-leading global provider of
semiconductor-based PCI Express connectivity solutions primarily
targeting enterprise data center markets. The company develops
innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product
differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance.
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Editorial Contact: 
Jerry Steach
CommonGround Communications (for PLX)
Tel: (415) 222-9996
jsteach@plxtech.com 
Company Contact:
David Hurd
Commun
ication Director
Tel: (408) 328-3594
dhurd@plxtech.com 
 
 
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