PLX VP to Present at Ethernet Summit on PCI Express, Ethernet Coexistence
"Play Nice Together" Highlights PCIe's Compatibility, Emergence
Outside the Box
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 -- PLX Technology, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) silicon
and software connectivity enabling emerging data center
architectures, today announced Larry Chisvin, PLX(R) vice president
of strategic initiatives, will present at the upcoming Ethernet
Technology Summit on how the coexistence of PCIe and Ethernet are
transforming today's data centers. Chisvin's presentation, titled
"Making Ethernet and PCIe Play Nice Together," is part of the
conference's System Designer Track, and takes place Wednesday, April
3, 9:50-10:50 a.m., at the Marriott Hotel, Santa Clara, Calif.
Chisvin will address how in modern data centers, where both PCIe and
Ethernet are widely deployed, PCIe can meet the performance, latency,
power, and compatibility requirements of emerging cloud
architectures. His presentation is structured in a way to help system
designers understand how the interfaces can and do work together --
rather than compete with one another -- to create an ecosystem that
maximizes the traits of both technologies. It will also cover how
PCIe can be used as a fabric within rack applications for data center
servers and enterprise storage.
"Ethernet is often seen as the default technology for connecting
hardware in data centers and across campuses, yet while its ubiquity
is unquestioned, alternative technologies such as PCI Express have
emerged to complement, and in some cases eclipse, Ethernet," said
Chisvin. "PCI Express and Ethernet have coexisted for some time --
today's Ethernet network adapter cards, for example, are built with
PCI Express connectivity -- and this is true for emerging data
centers. My presentation at the Ethernet Technology Summit will
illustrate how these two powerful technologies have and will 'play
nice together' in data centers."
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 -- and planning for PCIe Gen4
products. The PLX ExpressFabric(R) solution, a PCIe-based fabric,
presents system designers with a powerful 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, which call for the
coexistence of PCIe and Ethernet.
Each year, the Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of
Ethernet throughout the networking space. It addresses topics such as
virtualization, cloud computing, and data centers, presenting
keynotes, seminars, forums, tutorials, exhibits, and receptions with
the aim of encouraging networking and the flow of information among
attendees and exhibitors. Registration is free at
-- ExpressFabric Webpage: www.plxtech.com/expressfabric
-- Videos: www.plxtech.com/support/videos
-- Data books and collateral: www.plxtech.com/gen3
-- Q&A with VP Engineering on ExpressFabric (HPCwire)
-- A Case for PCI Express as a High-Performance Cluster Interconnect
-- PCI Express fabric: Rethinking data center architectures (Embedded
-- 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
-- PCIe goes Clockless -- Achieving independent spread-spectrum clocking
without SSC isolation (EE Times)
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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PLX, the PLX logo and ExpressFabric are trademarks of PLX Technology,
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