|[November 27, 2012]
BiTMICRO® Reveals Talino™ Architecture for Enterprise SSDs
FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
BiTMICRO (News - Alert) revealed today its next-generation SSD Talino ASIC
Architecture. This revolutionary two-tier architecture will be the basis
for the company's upcoming maxIO™ line of I/O accelerators and solid
The company's new architecture begins with their Talino™ Quad Core ASIC
controller, which integrates embedded processors with a high speed
multi-bus design to achieve maximum performance. A single Talino SSD
controller can reach up to 400,000 random IOPS at 4KB and can perform up
to 4,096 concurrent flash operations. To complete the architecture, the
Talino controller connects with several of BiTMICRO's new ISIP™ ASICs.
"One of the innovative attributes of the Talino architecture is its
'building block' design. A single Talino ASIC can connect to as many as
60 ISIP chips, each connecting to up to eight flash die," states Zophar
Sante, VP of Marketing and Sales. "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, virtualization and storage services software."
The company has successfully created an architecture tha surpasses
traditional enterprise standards, while incorporating many popular
military-grade features from its other product lines. The end result is
an architecture that creates a new class of solid state products for the
enterprise storage market.
"The technology we put into our Talino Architecture puts BiTMICRO far
beyond what anyone else is doing with solid state storage," says Rey
Bruce, CEO. "In terms of performance, scalability and reliability,
there's no other architecture that can match what Talino can deliver.
And we will continue the innovation of Talino so it will remain cutting
edge for years to come."
The Talino ASIC packs in even more features, with multiple
high-performance buses specifically built for flash memory, XOR RAID,
power management features, AES-XTS encryption, end-to-end protection
information and full data path protection.
The Talino ASIC is also incredibly versatile. Interface controllers are
built directly into the chip, with 8x 5Gb PCIe lanes, 2x 6Gb SAS (News - Alert) ports
and 2x 6Gb SATA ports. With two ISIP embedded directly into the
controller, Talino can even be integrated in a single-tier architecture
while incorporating ISIP's best features. ISIP itself includes hot plug
support, RAID configuration support and powerful BCH error correction
code. The chip supports Legacy, Toggle 1.0 and ONFI 2.3 flash in single,
dual, quad and octal die packages.
BiTMICRO's initial maxIO product line will use the Talino Architecture
and is expected to include PCIe, NVMe and SAS interfaces.
BiTMICRO®, a privately-held California corporation with a multi-national
presence and over 270 employees worldwide, was founded in 1995 and is a
leading developer and manufacturer of flash-based SSD (solid state
drive) technology, products and solutions. BiTMICRO uniquely uses its
own patented technology and has been shipping SSDs for over 10 years.
BiTMICRO products are reliable, durable, low energy and space efficient.
BiTMICRO is best known for delivering the extreme performance and data
integrity required for all enterprise, industrial and military
environments. Today, BiTMICRO products are available as SSD products or
as embedded technology. BiTMICRO is headquartered in Fremont, CA (News - Alert), USA
and has subsidiaries in the Philippines and India.
To learn more please visit: http://www.bitmicro.com.
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