comment on this article

Collaboration to deliver NVMe-oF architectures

Microsemi is to collaborate with Mellanox Technologies and Celestica to develop a reference architecture for NVM express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) applications as part of Microsemi’s Accelerate Ecosystem Programme. 

According to Microsemi, the Accelerate Ecosystem speeds development efforts for customers and collaborators through technology alignment, joint marketing and sales acceleration.

Companies are to leverage Microsemi’s peer-to-peer (P2P) memory architecture, which is supported by Switchtec PCIe switches, Flashtec NVRAM cards and NVMe controllers to enable large data streams to transfer between NVMe-oF applications without the CPU in the data plane.

This architecture is said to lead to the development of highly optimised NVMe-oF storage subsystems with better throughput, latency and quality of service. The company also claims it enables customers’ data center storage applications such as rack scale architecture to operate at faster rates.

“With customers designing their next-generation applications around NVMe-oF, Microsemi has created a strong ecosystem of industry leaders to put together tested and validated solutions for their specific needs,” said Amr Elashmawi, Microsemi’s vice president of corporate and vertical marketing.

“The growth potential in this market makes this the perfect time to pair Celestica’s and Mellanox’s expertise with Microsemi’s value-add to showcase the NVMe-oF P2P reference architecture accelerating data centre and cloud applications.”

As a result of this collaboration, Celestica has launched the first commercially available NVMe dual-port All Flash Array platform, and is preparing to launch a NVMe-oF solution, powered by Microsemi technology.

Mellanox’s is combining Microsemi’s P2P CPU memory offload capabilities with its ConnectX network adapters – including ConnectX-5 and BlueField SoC – to offer a comprehensive reference platform for high performance data plane applications and just a bunch of flash drives implementations.

Author
Peggy Lee

Comment on this article


This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:


Add your comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

EEE Conference

The date for the 2017 Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment ...

Get to market faster

A quick look at using Vicor's PFM and AIM in VIA packaging for your AC to Point ...

Mobile slowdown

With just under a week to go before Apple launches its new iPhone the press has ...

Broadband upgrade

BT has made an offer to the government to spend £600million to deliver 10Mbps ...