Antares Microsystems Delivers Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus Adapter Using LSI Logic Controller Fusion-MPT(TM) (Message Passing Technology) Architecture Enables Solaris And

Linux(TM) Solution for Server and Workstation Applications



    CAMPBELL, Calif. and MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Antares Microsystems, a leader in enterprise quality I/O adapters, and
 LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:   LSI) today announced availability of the Antares
 P0078 Ultra320 SCSI host bus adapter (HBA).  The P0078 uses the LSI Logic
 Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology)-based Ultra320 SCSI controller, the
 dual-channel LSI53C1030, and doubles the data-transfer speed of current
 Ultra160 SCSI technology.  The Antares HBA represents the fourth generation of
 SCSI HBAs in the market based on LSI Logic silicon.
     The P0078 enterprise-quality HBA supports 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X, and the PCI
 2.2 standard.  Designed for optimal performance on both Solaris and Linux
 servers and workstations, the P0078 supports packetized SCSI transfers,
 grouped commands, messages and status bytes at full data-transfer speeds,
 reducing the protocol overhead.
     "As the enterprise market migrates to Ultra320 technology, working with
 LSI Logic to incorporate the Fusion-MPT architecture onto the Antares
 P0078 HBA has enabled us to provide the most advanced and reliable SCSI
 solution to the Solaris and Linux market," said Al Basseri, director of
 business development & marketing for Antares Microsystems.  "The leadership
 position that LSI Logic has established with their Ultra320 SCSI product
 enables us to provide our customers with a very robust solution."
     LSI Logic was first to full production of both single-channel and
 dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI controllers and first to announce commercial
 availability of a full line of Ultra320 SCSI host bus adapters.  All LSI Logic
 Ultra320 SCSI products incorporate the Fusion-MPT architecture, which is
 considered the industry's fastest, most versatile message-passing storage
 interface.  Ultra320 SCSI products and data transfer rates are optimal for use
 in multimedia video and audio streaming, data warehousing applications, web
 servers and RAID applications.
     The single-channel LSI53C1020 controller and dual-channel LSI53C1030
 controller use the LSI Logic Fusion-MPT architecture to achieve the Ultra320
 SCSI performance specifications.  This advanced architecture not only provides
 the horsepower for industry leading performance of the LSI53C1020 and
 LSI53C1030, but also makes it possible for LSI Logic to introduce and add
 valuable new features such as the LSI Logic optional Integrated Mirroring(TM)
 capability, which provides fault tolerance at Ultra320 SCSI performance
 without the cost of a full-blown RAID controller.
     "Our close working relationship with Antares allows for early product
 development and adoption of the advantage of our Fusion-MPT architecture,"
 said David Steele, director for product development and planning at the LSI
 Logic Storage Standard Product Division.  "Use of our Ultra320 SCSI
 controllers on the Antares HBA broadens support for Solaris and Linux
 environments and provides customers a reliable, leading-edge technology
 solution."
     LSI Logic supplies ICs, host bus adapters, RAID storage adapters and bus
 expanders to the channel at competitive price points worldwide with
 distribution through partners such as Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Bell Micro
 products, and Insight Electronics.
 
     About the Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) Architecture
     Fusion-MPT architecture, based on industry standard ARM(R) processor
 technology, has the unique feature of a having the same device driver that
 supports Serial ATA, Ultra320 SCSI and Fibre Channel products, eliminating the
 need to develop, install and qualify separate device drivers for each physical
 interface.  The architecture, based on industry standard ARM processor
 technology, enables OEMs to invest in a single I/O architecture that allows
 them to choose the best physical interface for their application while
 retaining the flexibility to migrate to new technologies.  LSI Logic considers
 its Fusion-MPT architecture to be the fastest, most efficient and versatile
 architecture implemented in high performance I/O controllers today.  The
 architecture will be applied to emerging interface technologies such as Serial
 Attached SCSI, as products evolve.
 
     About Antares Microsystems, Inc.
     Antares Microsystems, Inc. is the leading Enterprise quality I/O adapter
 provider to Fortune 500 companies.  A global leader in SCSI, Gigabit Ethernet
 and Fibre Channel adapters, Antares solutions are designed for Sun Solaris and
 Linux systems.  Antares Microsystems is headquartered in Campbell, California.
 For a complete listing of the current product line, please refer to the
 company website:  http://www.antares.com .
 
     About LSI Logic Corporation
     LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of
 communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that
 access, interconnect and store data, voice and video.  In addition, the
 company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise.  LSI Logic is
 headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, http://www.lsilogic.com .
 
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 immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website,
 http://www.lsilogic.com .
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 Integrated Mirroring are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Logic
 Corporation.
      3.  ARM is a registered trademark of Advanced RISC Machines Inc. and is
 used under license agreement.
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      5.  Solaris is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.
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