SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 25, 2013) - PLX Technology, Inc. (
Chisvin will address how in modern data centers, where both PCIe and Ethernet are widely deployed, PCIe can meet the performance, latency, power, and compatibility requirements of emerging cloud architectures. His presentation is structured in a way to help system designers understand how the interfaces can and do work together -- rather than compete with one another -- to create an ecosystem that maximizes the traits of both technologies. It will also cover how PCIe can be used as a fabric within rack applications for data center servers and enterprise storage.
"Ethernet is often seen as the default technology for connecting hardware in data centers and across campuses, yet while its ubiquity is unquestioned, alternative technologies such as PCI Express have emerged to complement, and in some cases eclipse, Ethernet," said Chisvin. "PCI Express and Ethernet have coexisted for some time -- today's Ethernet network adapter cards, for example, are built with PCI Express connectivity -- and this is true for emerging data centers. My presentation at the Ethernet Technology Summit will illustrate how these two powerful technologies have and will 'play nice together' in data centers."
PLX is the worldwide market leader in PCIe switch products, with 18 ExpressLane™ PCIe Gen3 switches already in production or sampling -- with many more in development -- and planning for PCIe Gen4 products. The PLX ExpressFabric® solution, a PCIe-based fabric, presents system designers with a powerful alternative in small- to medium-sized data center clusters -- 20 to 1000 nodes, in one to eight racks -- and allows for optimization of numerous bridges and switches in converged-rack applications, which call for the coexistence of PCIe and Ethernet.
Each year, the Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking space. It addresses topics such as virtualization, cloud computing, and data centers, presenting keynotes, seminars, forums, tutorials, exhibits, and receptions with the aim of encouraging networking and the flow of information among attendees and exhibitors. Registration is free at www.ethernetsummit.com.
- ExpressFabric Webpage: www.plxtech.com/expressfabric
- Videos: www.plxtech.com/support/videos
- Data books and collateral: www.plxtech.com/gen3
- Q&A with VP Engineering on ExpressFabric (HPCwire)
- A Case for PCI Express as a High-Performance Cluster Interconnect (HPCwire)
- PCI Express fabric: Rethinking data center architectures (Embedded Computing)
- PLX preps PCI Express fabric amid server debate (EE Times)
- Using PCI Express as a fabric for interconnect clustering (EE Times)
- PCI Express over optical cabling: Performance, simplicity, efficiency (Network World)
- PCIe goes Clockless -- Achieving independent spread-spectrum clocking without SSC isolation (EE Times)
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