lsi corp (LSI) Key Developments
LSI Corporation Extendst Nytro™ Portfolio of PCIe Flash Cards to Include the Nytro XP6200 Series
Nov 20 13
LSI Corporation announced it has extended the Nytro™ portfolio of PCIe flash cards to include the Nytro XP6200 series. The Nytro XP6200 series provides hyperscale cloud datacenters with accelerated performance for read-intensive applications, optimized power and thermals, and an overall lower cost per gigabyte PCIe flash solution. Hyperscale datacenters require cost-effective scaling to thousands of servers to meet the compute and storage demands of Web 2.0, cloud computing and big data analytics applications. Hyperscale infrastructures are often built using lower-cost, highly efficient servers, assembled from off-the-shelf, standard components, and generally require higher-density architectures and more efficient power and cooling. The Nytro XP6200 cards are purpose-built to meet the requirements of Open Compute and other hyperscale servers. They combine LSI SandForce(R) flash controllers, delivering endurance and reliability using low-cost flash, with a new design optimized for low power and thermal characteristics. The Nytro XP6200 series requires up to 30% less power than existing Nytro flash cards. Nytro cards use a host offload architecture for I/O and flash management which results in consistent performance and low host CPU and memory utilization. With Nytro cards, valuable host resources are reserved for maximum application performance. Nytro cards integrated into the Hyve Solutions OCP platform can help customers in hyperscale environments achieve significant improvements in database transaction processing, reduced access latency and transparent application acceleration. Pricing and availability: Nytro XP6209-4A1024 (1TB MLC PCIe flash): $2,899 ($2.83/GB), Nytro XP6210-4A2048 (2TB MLC PCIe flash): $4,999 ($2.44/GB). LSI is a datacenter storage and flash market segment leader; delivering flash controllers, enterprise SAS and RAID solutions, and PCIe flash products that enable the entire storage ecosystem. The products are available from select LSI original equipment manufacturers and through the LSI worldwide network of distributors, integrators and VARs. The Nytro XP6209 card is currently available. The Nytro XP6210 card is expected to be available in December 2013.
LSI Introduces 12Gb/S Sas Megaraid(R) Controller Cards and Expanders to Power Leading Datacenters Worldwide
Nov 20 13
LSI Corporation introduced its new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID(R) controller cards and expanders, built to power datacenters worldwide. As the proliferation of applications, data and mobile devices continues to place demands on datacenters, the new family of LSI storage solutions offers innovative technology for increased performance and improved enterprise RAID data protection. LSI's new storage solutions deliver the application-accelerating performance, enhanced data protection and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) required for the most demanding datacenters. These benefits were validated by recent industry standard transactional processing benchmark study results that showed LSI 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller cards delivered a 60% increase in database users without performance loss compared with 6Gb/s SAS solutions. In addition, LSI 12Gb/s SAS expanders showed throughput increases of 25% in conjunction with the popular Hadoop platform, a significant benefit for customers seeking to process big data. The new 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID 9300 controller card family includes six models, featuring four or eight ports, and the latest PCI Express 3.0 interface. The new controller cards feature a powerful new diagnostic technology that can put the drives into a shielded state, and determine if a drive has failed or can be restored, thereby saving valuable time and money. The 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID 9300 controller cards also support the scaling of hard disk drive (HDD) topologies and maximize the application acceleration benefits of solid state drives (SSDs). The LSI 12Gb/s SAS expander family spans from 48 to 24 ports with optimized solutions for servers and external storage systems and incorporates the latest enhancements in SAS along with innovative new LSI DataBolt(TM) bandwidth optimizer technology. Using DataBolt, the 12Gb/s SAS expander family combined with 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller cards delivers optimized throughput and facilitates the transition to 12Gb/s SAS-enabled systems by allowing users to gain 12Gb/s host speeds with current-generation 6Gb/s drives.
LSI Corporation Unveils Third Generation of its SandForce(R) Flash Controller Line
Nov 18 13
LSI Corporation unveiled the third generation of its SandForce(R) flash controller line. Designed to support power-sensitive client computing applications as well as I/O-intensive enterprise and hyperscale environments, the new LSI(R) SandForce SF3700 flash controller family provides the increased levels of flash performance, reliability and endurance needed to meet the exacting needs of SSD manufacturers. The SF3700 family is the industry's first flash controller that provides the flexibility to support both native PCIe Gen2 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s host interfaces in a single ASIC design. This unique capability greatly simplifies SSD designs and helps to significantly reduce development and manufacturing costs for SSD makers. With the addition of the SF3700 family's PCIe interface support, users can achieve breakthrough client performance of over 1.8GB/s sequential reads, a 3x improvement compared to SATA-based solutions. Unique and industry-first LSI SandForce SF3700 features and benefits: Native PCIe and SATA interfaces, Optimized DuraWrite(TM) data reduction, SHIELD(TM) error correction, enhanced RAISE(TM) technology, dual AES-256 encryption. SF3700 family controllers provide up to 2TB maximum capacity and a 9-channel ONFI-3/Toggle-2 flash interface. Their modular and flexible architecture enables fast migration to new host interfaces and media types, allowing for significant firmware reuse between new products, as well as continuous innovation throughout the life of the product. The result is an accelerated time to market, increased ability to support customer-specific customizations, and an extended product life for SSD manufacturers and system OEMs.
1Spatial Plc and LSI Announces a Contract Extension with the U.S. Census Bureau
Nov 13 13
1Spatial and its US partner, LSI announced a contract extension with the U.S. Census Bureau. Of the total contract amount approximately $1 million will be payable to 1Spatial and recognisable during the financial year to 31 January 2014, and 31 January 2015. Following the success of the initial contract to supply 1Validate & 1Integrate licenses, the extension will focus on the provision of services in preparation for the 2020 Decennial Census and to widen the use of the technology within the organisation. Through a long-term engagement with the U.S. Census Bureau, 1Spatial and LSI have prototyped and designed a solution which provides a phased roll-out for 1Spatial's Validate & Integrate software. This approach allows the Census team to gain valuable interactive operational experience and work out efficiencies as the system develops.
LSI Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on December 20, 2013
Oct 23 13
LSI Corporation announced that the company has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per share. This dividend will be paid on December 20, 2013, to stockholders of record as of December 6, 2013.