Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

July 2016 – In a briefing with eNova CEO and founding engineer Robert Wann, we had a chance to hear about their new XWall MX+ disk controller. eNova, which has been in the disk controller business for over 16 years in the Asia market. The new MX+ is the latest generation of their fully integrated [...]

November 2014 – At the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara Pericom was showing major portions of their full server design solution. As the number of cores, high speed interfaces, memory sockets, and board sizes get larger it is becoming more difficult to get the signals across to where they are needed. While semiconductor technology [...]

September 2014 – The growing data storage requirements of cloud server providers and data centers is driving a new generation of high speed IO control system. PMC has introduced a new chip that can be packaged in three separate configurations with a common pinout. The data centers are currently I/O bound, and complexities such as [...]

September 9, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Pericom announced a broad range of new products at the show. Following the lead of the standards organizations and OEM roadmaps, they are making products that will enhance mobility and interoperability. The emphasis is on low power operation and small packaging for all of the parts. The new [...]

September 11, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Michael Hall talked about PCIe-based SSDs for datacenters, and the opportunities for growth in this area. The need for higher performance in the datacenter is driving managers to look at other interfaces and storage media to replace rotating disks. PCIe and NVMe SSDs have lower latency and scalable [...]

September 16, 2013, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Ron Emerick from Oracle spoke on PCIe and its interface to storage architectures. The new devices and specifications have large potential implications on the storage industry and datacenter infrastructure. PCI Express is changing the capabilities of storage and is expected to become a greater consideration in new [...]

September 2012, At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Pericom showed off products from their high speed low power ReDriver circuits line. Making a debut at this year’s show were two product areas, the P13VST01 & P13V724 video monitor sensors and the highspeed ReDrivers the P12EQX8814A (10GbE) and P13EQX6801.  These joined their previously introduced [...]

September 2012, In a briefing for VMWorld, Samsung’s Enterprise SSD group gave us an update and overview on their virtualization solution using their SSD products. As the number of users and processes increases due to the number of VMs per CPU, the queue depth for concurrent I/O requests per storage volume increases rapidly. The standard [...]

 March 2012 – We recently tested the SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD for the commerical marketplace. This drive has a SATA III (6Gbps) interface and features SanDisk’s 24nm Flash cells as the core memory. This is a desktop and oriented drive that come in an eco freindly minimalist package without the mounting bracket, SATA cable, or [...]

March 2012 – Samsung has recently introduced their new consumer oriented SATA III (6Gbps) SSD the 830Series. This is a desktop and oriented drive that come with the mounting bracket, SATA cable, power cable, and software. The current kit includes both the Samsung SSD software and a copy of Norton Ghost to aid with drive [...]