PMC Switchtec PSX PCIe Storage Switches Provide Fabric for Intel Rack Scale Architecture Demonstration at IDF2015

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced that its Switchtec™ PSX PCIe Storage Switches will be an industry partner solution in the Intel® Rack Scale Architecture (Intel® RSA) demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum, “Your Datacenter and Software Defined Infrastructure” zone, August 18-20, 2015, at the Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco.

Intel RSA aims to re-architect today’s cloud platforms to enable greater efficiency via the delivery of elasticity, self-provisioning, and standards-based interfaces in the data center. The logical architecture disaggregates compute, storage, and network resources and introduces the ability to pool these resources for more efficient utilization of assets. It simplifies resource management and provides the ability to dynamically compose resources based on workload-specific demands.

The flexibility of PMC’s Switchtec PCIe switching architecture enables spec-compliant dynamic partitioning that is non-disruptive to I/O through an integrated, firmware-defined control plane. This creates a scalable performance storage tier capable of dynamically mapping any drive from a pool of NVMe SSDs to any one of multiple servers connected via Switchtec technology.

“Innovative cloud architectures like Intel RSA require programmable solutions that can evolve nimbly with customer and ecosystem needs,” said Derek Dicker, vice president of the Performance Solutions Group at PMC. “We set out to create a new PCIe storage switch category with our Switchtec products and, in addition to high port count, low power, resilient storage features, the programmable architecture makes them a perfect fit for the data center.”

Industry’s First Enterprise PCIe Storage Switch

PMC Switchtec PSX storage switches have the resiliency, programmability and advanced diagnostics needed for mass deployment of PCIe in hyperscale and enterprise data centers. They are engineered to scale PCIe flash in high-performance storage systems, with enterprise-class resiliency and the industry’s lowest power. Systems built with Switchtec PSX consume up to 60 percent less power than those using other PCIe switches, enabling a savings of nearly 1000 Watts per rack. Systems also require 75 percent fewer devices than other switches in a typical flash array, allowing system designers to increase flash density, lower bill of materials costs, and improve the mean time before failure for higher reliability. The Switchtec PSX family comprises switches from 24 lanes to 96 lanes. For more information, visit http://www.pmcs.com/switchtec.

Additional Resources

Product information: http://www.pmcs.com/switchtec

Video: http://pmcs.com/products/storage/switchtec_pcie_storage_switches/

Photos: http://pmcs.com/news_room/images/PMC_Switchtec.jpg

About PMC’s Server, Storage System and Flash Solutions

PMC is a leading provider of enterprise and data center solutions for networked and server storage applications with a broad portfolio of Adaptec® RAID adapters and HBAs, Flashtec™ NVMe controllers and NVRAM drives, Switchtec PCIe switches, Tachyon® SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel protocol controllers, RAID controllers, SAS/SATA I/O controllers and SAS expander products. Together, these products provide end-to-end semiconductor and software solutions to the industry’s leading storage OEMs, ODMs and hyperscale data centers. For more information, visit http://www.pmcs.com/storage.

About PMC

PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC’s highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, visit www.pmcs.com. Follow PMC on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and RSS.

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Contacts

PMC-Sierra, Inc.
Kim Mason, +1 604-415-6239
kim.mason@pmcs.com
Manager, Corporate Communications
or
US Editorial:
Amanda Elfving, +1 303-527-4605
pmcogilvy@ogilvy.com

Release Summary

PMC announced today that its Switchtec™ PSX PCIe Storage Switches will be an industry partner solution in the Intel® Rack Scale Architecture (Intel® RSA) demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum.

Contacts

PMC-Sierra, Inc.
Kim Mason, +1 604-415-6239
kim.mason@pmcs.com
Manager, Corporate Communications
or
US Editorial:
Amanda Elfving, +1 303-527-4605
pmcogilvy@ogilvy.com