SUNNYVALE, USA: PMC-Sierra Inc. introduced its latest generation of SAS/SATA protocol controllers, which doubles the performance and port density of existing solutions.
The Tachyon SPCv family sets the industry performance benchmark for enterprise storage systems, delivering more than 750,000 I/Os per second (IOPS), integrating 16 ports and supporting advanced data protection. The trend toward solid state drives (SSDs), which can provide a greater than 100x increase in IOPS compared to traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), is dramatically increasing performance requirements for enterprise storage systems. The Tachyon SPCv controller’s innovative multi-core architecture enables storage equipment manufacturers to take full advantage of SSD performance.
“PMC has shipped over 74 million 6Gb/s SAS ports in our controller and expander product lines, substantially more than our nearest competitor, and six of the top seven storage systems OEMs have architected platforms around PMC’s 6Gb/s SAS Tachyon controller products,” said Derek Dicker, VP of marketing for PMC’s Enterprise Storage Division. “The combination of industry-leading performance and port density in our new SPCv controller family positions PMC to extend our market segment leadership in enterprise storage.”
The Tachyon SPCv family includes the PM8008 SPCv 8x6G and PM8018 SPCv 16x6G, offering eight and sixteen 6Gb/s SAS ports, respectively. The controllers comply with the 6Gb/s SAS-2.1 specification, support the emerging PCIe 3.0 system interface, and include hardware acceleration for the industry-standard T-10 (INCITS) data protection scheme. These features enable SAS-based storage systems to meet the advanced data integrity and performance requirements of demanding enterprise IT environments.