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Bitmicro announces Talino SSD controller supporting 400,000 IOPS

For next generation PCI Express SSDs
Tue Nov 27 2012, 16:58
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STORAGE VENDOR Bitmicro has announced its Talino SSD controller for its upcoming MaxIO range of solid state disk (SSD) drives.

Bitmicro designs controller chips that end up in enterprise grade SSD drives in servers. The firm has announced its Talino quad-core controller that it claims can handle 400,000 random IOPS and 4,096 concurrent flash operations.

Bitmicro said its Talino controller chip works with its ISIP chips, allowing a single Talino chip to connect up to 60 ISIP chips that then each connect up to eight NAND flash storage dies. The firm said its Talino and ISIP chips are used in off-the-shelf file systems that support Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS and CIFS and said the controllers were designed specifically for flash memory and include support for XOR RAID, AES-XTS encryption and power management.

Zophar Sante, VP of marketing and sales at Bitmicro said, "Multiple Talino ASICs can easily interconnect via a PCIe switch to create 1U, 2U and 3U complete storage systems with enormous capacities and blistering performance. These Talino-based storage systems can use 'off the shelf' front-end file systems that support FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, Ethernet and can also include volume management, virtualisation and storage services software."

Bitmicro said it has built-in interface controllers including an eight 5Gbit/s PCI Express lane controller, two 6Gbit/s SAS ports and two 6Gbit/s SATA ports. The firm said its controller will end up in its next generation of MaxIO SSDs that use the PCI Express bus, while the firm has lower performance units that use SAS and SATA interfaces. µ


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