PLX Vice President to Present at Green Data Center Conference on PCI Express
Enabling Energy Efficiency
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 -- PLX Technology, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express(R) (PCIe(R)) silicon
and software connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center
architectures, today announced that Larry Chisvin, PLX(R) vice
president of strategic initiatives, will deliver a presentation on
how PCIe technology can dramatically improve data-center efficiency,
at next week's Green Data Center Conference 2013, in Dallas, Texas.
Chisvin's presentation, titled You're Wasting Money & Energy in Your
Data Center: This Session Is for Those Who Care, will address how
data centers can realize high performance at substantially lower
power and cost than is typically achieved. The 45-minute session --
part of the conference's Green Data Center Operations track -- will
take place June 6, 1:00 p.m. CDT.
"Whether they know it or not, organizations most likely are wasting
energy in their data centers and, in turn, spending more than they
have to run them," said Chisvin. "Data center architectures have not
changed much over the years, while CPUs are more powerful,
interconnections are faster and storage needs are larger. This, of
course, comes with a non-trivial impact on cost, space, power
distribution, and cooling. This session will explain how a
more-efficient data center is achievable through simple changes to
Chisvin's presentation will cover:
-- industry trends in data center energy (in)efficiency
-- how shared IO in data centers can be implemented through PCIe-based
-- disaggregation of processors, communication and storage in data
-- how PCIe Gen3, at 8Gb per second, can both deliver performance and
eliminate unnecessary, energy-draining components in data center
-- case studies illustrating how data center energy efficiency has been
Ubiquitous in embedded systems, servers, storage appliances and a
variety of other data-center environments, PCIe delivers significant
advantages over alternative interfaces: low power, affordability,
compliance with major industry standards. It provides a universal
interconnect that substantially improves on the status quo in
high-performance data-center installations.
PLX Switches: Unrivaled Performance, Extending PCIe outside the Box
PLX's ExpressLane(TM) PCIe Gen3 portfolio includes 18 switches
ranging from a streamlined 12-lane, three-port device to the
industry's only 96-lane, 24-port switch. Designs using the
ExpressLane PEX8796 switch realize throughput of up to 1.5 terabits
per second -- performance that rivals all other interconnect
technologies. These highly versatile switches are now enabling
ExpressFabric(R) technology, a PLX-engineered solution that extends
PCIe beyond its current dominant position inside servers, network
switches and storage appliances and into the heart of a system
fabric. PCIe Gen3 -- and eventually Gen4 -- ExpressFabric technology
presents designers with the lowest-power and -cost fabric solution,
as it eliminates the need for the cumbersome translation of multiple
interconnects, thus reducing latency and increasing performance.
The Green Data Center Conference will be held June 5 and 6, 2013, at
The Double Tree Hotel, Dallas, Texas. For more information on and to
register for the conference, go to
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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