PLX Experts Highlight Microserver Fabrics, Storage Solutions at Open Server
Sessions' Topics: Microserver Connectivity; PCI Express Eclipsing
SAS, SATA in Storage
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/14/13 -- 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 that Larry Chisvin, PLX(R) vice
president of strategic initiatives, will lead a panel of industry
experts addressing microservers, and Akber Kazmi, PLX senior
marketing director, will present on PCIe's penetration in and
disruption of the storage market, at the upcoming Open Server Summit.
Chisvin will chair the session titled How Do We Connect the
Microservers?, with a panel comprised of industry experts, on
Wednesday, October 23, 10:00-11:00 a.m., and Kazmi's presentation,
PCI Express Supersedes SAS and SATA in Storage (within the
conference's NVMe: Bringing PCIe Speed to SSDs session) takes place
October 23, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. -- both at the Santa Convention Center,
Santa Clara, Calif.
The session Chisvin chairs will explain and compare the different
fabrics that can be used to connect microservers, addressing them in
terms of performance, cost, flexibility, ecosystem, and familiarity.
The panel -- featuring presentations from leading technology
companies Calxeda, Fastor Systems, IDT, Magma, and Mellanox -- will
help attendees understand the trade-offs among those fabrics that can
be made for various applications.
Kazmi's presentation will highlight PCIe's rapid penetration in
data-center and cloud storage environments currently the domain of
the SAS and SATA storage interfaces. The NVMe session he presents at,
focusing on the powerful combination of PCIe and solid-state drive
(SSD) technologies, also will include presentations from Intel and
"Microservers and NVMe are both technologies in their early
deployment cycles, but offer tremendous opportunities for system
developers and their customers," said Chisvin. "The promise of
significant cost and power reduction has caught the interest of CPU
makers, software developers, and system manufacturers who are
deploying highly dense microservers in their cloud environments and
data centers. Likewise, storage professionals are already benefiting
from the unprecedented performance capabilities of SSD storage, with
NVMe providing a standard way to optimize the technology through PCI
Express. The panel I'll be chairing and the session Akber will
present at will provide the audience with a broad understanding of
these two major shifts in computing and storage."
PLX was the first to market in 2004 with PCIe Gen1 switches and has
continued to invest in and command the market, resulting in today's
portfolio of feature-rich, low-latency, power-efficient switching
devices that are complemented by PLX software, which enables quick
time to market. The company began sampling the industry's first PCIe
Gen3 switching silicon in 2010 and now offers designers worldwide 18
Gen3 switches ranging from 12 to 96 lanes, and three to 24 ports.
PLX continues to gain market share and now commands more than 70
percent of the worldwide market for PCIe switches. With its leading
position in Gen3, the company expects this momentum to continue. The
company has many more Gen3 switches in development to enable its
ExpressFabric(R) initiative, a rapidly growing enterprise storage
market, and other key data center applications, while in parallel is
planning for PCIe Gen4 products.
The Open Server Summit focuses principally on the server community --
designers, developers and marketers. It emphasizes making servers
designed for data centers and cloud environments energy-efficient and
maximized for performance. To register, go to
-- ExpressFabric Webpage: plxtech.com/expressfabric
-- Technology Videos: plxtech.com/support/videos
-- Data books and collateral: 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)
-- PCIe Ready for Datacenter Role (EE Times)
-- PLX Shows off a top of rack PCIe Switch (SemiAccurate)
-- PLX Creates a PCIe-based Data Center Fabric (EEWeb Pulse)
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.
Sr. Director, Corporate Communication
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