LSI looks to provide fast data access for enterprise servers while keeping latency and CPU burdens low.
LSI announced on Thursday that it is currently sampling to OEMs a PCIe-based solid-state storage solution that has a bandwidth of 1,500 MB/s sustained sequential I/O and 1,200MB/s sustained random I/O, regardless of the read/write mix. Called the LSISSS6200 PCIe SSS, LSI is targeting enterprise servers that require fast data access.
In addition to low latency and a low CPU burden, the SSS delivers up to 200,000 4K sequential I/Os per second (IOPS), and up to 150,000 4K random IOPS. It also offers up to 300GB of storage can be configured in a single PCIe slot with no external power requirement. LSI also said that the SSS makes use of industry-standard drivers that support all major operating systems and enable OEMs to achieve a faster time to market.
"The new LSISSS6200 card utilizes the industry's most widely deployed software stack to deliver an enterprise-capable, drop-in storage solution," said Steve Fingerhut, senior director of marketing, Storage Components Division, LSI. "Providing customers with a new tier of storage between system memory and low-cost disk drives, without sacrificing reliability or simplicity, PCIe-based SSS solutions represent the next evolution in storage architectures for market segments requiring extreme performance."
Currently LSI has not revealed pricing or availability of this product.