BiTMICRO to Deliver 3.5-inch 4Gbit Fibre Channel Flash Solid State Drive with up to 1.6 TB Capacity and Robust Storage Performance for High-Performance Computing Applications
November 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsSupercomputing 2007, Reno, Nevada, November 15, 2007 — In a bid to further strengthen its foothold in the enterprise, military, scientific and industrial storage market, flash solid state drive (SSD) pioneer BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. announced at the Supercomputing 2007 (SC07) International Conference in Reno, Nevada its plan to introduce to the market the 3.5-inch E-Disk® Altima™ 4Gbit Fibre Channel flash disk.
The 3.5-inch 4Gb Fibre Channel E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL flash disk is designed to deliver high-bandwidth storage performance for volume data transfer applications, such as streaming video on demand, medical imaging, data recording, data mining, data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP). This solid state drive is expected to take full advantage of 4 Gb FC technology by delivering sustained rates of more than 230 MB per second and upwards of 55,000 I/O operations per second.
Utilizing the latest high-density single level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, the 4 Gb FC 3.5-inch E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL flash disk delivers a record-breaking storage capacity of up to 1.6 TB of pure solid state storage, allowing users to handle ever increasing amounts of data while leveraging the performance benefits of 4Gbit FC technology at the same time. The E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL solid state drive is fully compatible with older 1 Gbit and 2 Gbit FC devices, ensuring seamless integration with legacy FC-based storage networks.
"These upcoming E-Disk® Altima™ flash disks equipped with the latest in FC technology will benefit users who need to beef up their data recorders, scientific equipment, and networked storage systems with the fastest, densest, and most reliable solid state drives," said Rudy Bruce, Executive VP for Marketing and Sales and CMO at BiTMICRO Networks. He further added, “The 4 Gb FC 3.5-inch E-Disk® Altima™ E3F4FL flash disk delivers high-speed, enterprise-class performance in rugged and compact form factors, ensuring unparalleled data processing capabilities even in extreme operating conditions."
"Some segments of the enterprise storage market require very high performance and reliability. Increasingly, datacenters will look to SSDs to satisfy these requirements.” says Jeff Janukowicz, Research Manager for Solid State Drives at IDC. “Solutions like BiTMICRO’s 4Gbit Fibre Channel flash SSDs powered by its high performance EDSA™ and LUNETA™ ASICs will help to enable this fast-growing market sector for SSDs. IDC expects worldwide enterprise SSD revenues to grow by 76% annually from 2006 to 2011."
Visit BiTMICRO Networks at Booth 110 of Supercomputing 2007. The event runs from November 10-16 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada. SC07 is the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Since its first conference in 1988, the SC conference series has grown to include scientists, researchers, software developers, network engineers, policy makers, corporate managers, CIOs and IT administrators from universities, industry and government from all over the world.
Sampling for the 3.5-inch E-Disk® Altima™ 4 Gb Fibre Channel solid state drive is expected to begin in Q1 2008 and will ship in volume by Q2 2008 in capacities ranging from 16GB to 1.6TB. For pricing and more E-Disk® Altima™ flash drive solid state disk storage technology information, visit http://www.bitmicro.com or contact BiTMICRO at 47929 Fremont Boulevard, CA 94538 USA. Sales Telephone: +1 510-74E-DISK / +1 510-743-3475, Fax: +1 510-743-3155. E-mail: email@example.com.
About EDSA™ and LUNETA™
The Enhanced Datamover and Storage Accelerator (EDSA™) DMC is a proprietary controller that succeeds the highly successful disk controller chipset of BiTMICRO®’s electronic disk technology. The EDSA™ DMC supports large block NAND flash as well as single, dual, quad-die flash devices, allowing BiTMICRO to hike E-Disk solid state disk capacities to terabytes of pure flash memory.
EDSA™ goes hand in hand with the Logical Unifier of Extensive Transfer Arrays (LUNETA™) MFI, BiTMICRO’s proprietary flash memory management interface controller that is designed to orchestrate massively parallel and multi-block I/O operations on large arrays of flash devices. LUNETA™ supports both NAND (SLC or MLC) and AND types of flash memory and is typically used in designs to complement the EDSA™ DMC in applications that require scalability and management of larger amounts of flash devices.
For pricing and more E-Disk® Altima™ flash drive solid state disk storage technology information, visit http://www.bitmicro.com or contact BiTMICRO at 47929 Fremont Boulevard, CA 94538 USA. Sales Telephone: +1 510-74E-DISK / +1 510-743-3475, Fax: +1 510-743-3155. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO® Networks (http://www.bitmicro.com) is the leading provider of high performance non-volatile solid state disk and semiconductor solutions. The Company's flagship product, the E-Disk® SSD, is offered with SATA, SCSI Narrow and Wide, IDE/ATA and Fibre Channel interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive footprints, and 19-inch rack mount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage.
E-Disk®, BiTMICRO®, Altima™, EDSA™ and LUNETA™ are registered trademarks and trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. High-resolution photo images of BiTMICRO's product line are available at http://www.bitmicro.com/press_multimedia.php.