MILPITAS, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that the LSI® WarpDrive™ SLP-300 acceleration card, a PCI Express (PCIe®)-based solid-state storage solution for application acceleration, is now available with select Supermicro server solutions.
"We've experienced great growth in our relationship with LSI over the past few years, and the ground-breaking LSI WarpDrive card is a powerful addition to our broad portfolio of server and storage solutions," said Charles Liang, CEO and President of Supermicro. "The WarpDrive card will provide our enterprise server customers with simple, effective and affordable application acceleration while optimizing data center operational efficiencies."
The award-winning LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 acceleration card offers performance up to 240,000 sustained IOPS and 300GB of SLC solid-state storage capacity within a small form factor. It is designed to maximize transactional I/O performance of data-intensive applications and workloads such as Web serving, data warehousing, data mining, professional video and high-performance computing.
The low-profile, half-length WarpDrive card plugs into the standard 8 lane PCIe Gen 2.0 slot in Supermicro server solutions to deliver high performance with low latency and a low CPU burden. The WarpDrive card helps customers to accelerate application performance, reduce energy costs and eliminate racks of storage by delivering the I/O performance of hundreds of hard disk drives while consuming less than 25 watts of power.
"The WarpDrive acceleration card represents the next evolution in storage architectures for market segments requiring extreme performance," said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Components Division, LSI. "We believe the product has the potential to transform the data center by helping customers eliminate application bottlenecks, maximize utilization of physical space and significantly reduce power consumption compared to traditional solutions."
The WarpDrive acceleration card is the latest addition to the comprehensive LSI portfolio of storage building block solutions, including MegaRAID® and 3ware® RAID controllers, host bus adapters, SAS switches, JBOD enclosures, the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components and advanced software options.
The LSI WarpDrive card is available as an integrated option with select Supermicro servers as well as through the LSI worldwide network of distributors, system integrators, system builders and VARs. Additional information about the LSI WarpDrive is available at www.lsi.com/warpdrive.
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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, provides customers around the world with application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions, Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include the Twin server, Double-Sided Storage™ and SuperBlade® product families. Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry, Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient, earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.Supermicro.com
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