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Adaptec Increases Server Storage Performance and Bandwidth in CeBIT Demo
[March 09, 2012]

Adaptec Increases Server Storage Performance and Bandwidth in CeBIT Demo

Mar 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- PMC-Sierra, Inc., or PMC, a provider of storage, optical and mobile networks, announced that Adaptec by PMC is demonstrating a server that doubles storage performance, reduces power consumption and increases reliability in a smaller data center footprint to help meet the demands on data centers.

According to a release, the CeBIT demonstration features a RAID controller card prototype based on the industry's only PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 capable 24-port RAID-on-Chip (RoC) from PMC, installed in a system based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, and 22 Seagate Pulsar enterprise solid state drives (SSDs). Visit Adaptec in the CeBIT Storage Pavilion, Hall 2, Stand E51 to view the demonstration.

The server configuration delivers a sustained data transfer rate of 6600 MB/s in reads and 5000 MB/s in writes. This performance is made possible by the significant bandwidth advantages of the new Intel platform's PCIe 3.0 interface combined with the SRCv's 24-6Gb/s SAS interfaces and Seagate's SAS Pulsar SSDs that deliver sequential reads of 370 MB/s and sequential writes of 200 MB/s. Previous-generation systems based on PCIe 2.0 are typically capable of less than 3000 MB/s data transfer rates.

"Intel is pleased to have PMC deliver PCI Express 3.0 products at the launch of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family," said Jim Pappas, director of Technology Initiatives, Intel. "PMC's investment in innovative enterprise server storage solutions allows them to offer RAID products that take advantage of the 2x bandwidth of PCI Express 3.0, as PMC recently demonstrated at CeBIT on their Adaptec technology products." "Corporate and cloud data centers must give end users access to data with lightning-fast, consistent speed and uncompromised reliability, requirements that are becoming more acute as worldwide business and consumer demand for even faster access to digital content continues to grow," said Scott Horn, vice president of marketing at Seagate. "Seagate is pleased to be teaming with PMC and Intel to demonstrate a prototype featuring Pulsar SSDs that delivers these next-generation server speeds. The Seagate Pulsar.2 SSD provides the speed, data integrity and endurance needed for enterprise applications requiring the highest storage performance." More information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to [email protected]))

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