PLX Technology Chief Scientist to Present at Prestigious HOT CHIPS Symposium
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/13 -- 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 Jack Regula, PLX(R) chief scientist,
has been selected to present at next week's HOT CHIPS Symposium.
Regula's presentation, titled Integrating Rack Level Connectivity
into a PCI Express Switch, will provide chip-level insight into how a
PCIe-based fabric inside the data center rack can eliminate a large
number of "bridging" devices that translate PCIe to InfiniBand,
Ethernet or Fibre Channel, thus providing higher performance at lower
cost and significant power savings.
PCIe is a natural platform to provide converged connectivity inside
an enterprise or cloud data center. Virtually all devices --
including host, communication, memory, special-purpose ASIC, and FPGA
chips -- have a direct connection to the mainstream PCIe interconnect
technology, and many have multiple connections.
The challenge to achieving PCIe-enabled rack-level connectivity is
two-fold. First is extending the PCIe architecture to allow true
fabric capability, while still remaining 100 percent consistent with
the specification. The second is designing and deploying a switch
that can integrate the necessary functions within a reasonable power
and cost envelope, and in a reasonable time-frame.
Regula's presentation describes such a switch. It explains the
architectural enhancements developed to allow PCIe usage at the rack
or mini-cluster level in the data center.
PLX's presentation will be held August 26, 5:20 p.m. The HOT CHIPS
event will be held Sunday through Tuesday, August 25-27, 2013, at the
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. Review
the program and register at www.hotchips.org.
PLX Leadership in PCI Express
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 underway for PCIe Gen4 products. In addition to its PCIe
switches performing "within the box" to optimize solid-state storage
in and of itself, PLX's ExpressFabric(R) PCIe-based fabric products
provide system architects with a powerful "box-to-box" alternative in
small- to medium-sized data center clusters. Targeting 20 to1000
nodes in one to eight racks, an ExpressFabric-based rack allows for
the elimination of costly and power-hungry protocol translation
devices and converges management to a PCIe-based top-of-rack (ToR)
About HOT CHIPS:
Since it started in 1989, HOT CHIPS has been known
as one of the semiconductor industry's leading conferences on
high-performance microprocessors and related integrated circuits. The
conference is held once a year in August on the Stanford University
campus in the center of the world's capital of electronics activity,
Silicon Valley. The HOT CHIPS conference typically attracts more than
500 attendees from all over the world. It provides an opportunity for
chip designers, computer architects, system engineers, press and
analysts, as well as attendees from national laboratories and
academia to mix, mingle and see presentations on the latest
technologies and products.
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 Technology, Inc.
Director, Corporate Communication
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