The technology will leverage PMC Sierra's 24-port SRCv RAID-on-Chip with a PCI Express 3.0 interface. According to Adaptec, the new PMC RoC can support twice the bandwidth of a previous generation RoC, with twice the bandwidth on the PCIe interface and three times the bandwidth on the SAS interfaces.
There was no information which server platform the demonstration will be based on, or whether demonstration will include hard drives or solid state disk drives. However, it appears that Adaptec will become the first company to offer a 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller based on PCIe 3.0.
Adaptec will be showcasing the technology at CeBit at the Storage Pavillion. CeBit will be held from March 6 to 10 in Hannover, Germany.