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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - PNY briefs us on its latest products

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:52 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - PNY's Bernadette Brijall explains the use for the new StorEDGE products available for Mac users. PNY has been around since 1985, and has over 25 years' experience serving consumers, OEM's and B2B customers.

 

 

The PNY products are made in the USA and come in capacities of 64GB and 128GB of capacity.

 

The new StorEDGE products address a lack of storage, and provide an easy upgrade path for Mac users.

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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - PMC-Sierra makes debut and briefs us

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:41 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Derek Dicker, the Vice President of marketing at PMC-Sierra, stopped by to discuss their latest products and their Flash Memory Summit debut. One of the most surprising aspects of PMC's debut at FMS was the introduction of a new SAS SSD controller, which Derek explains in detail during the interview.

 

 

PMC-Sierra is moving quickly with the recent acquisition of IDT. IDT drove the adoption of NVMe and has working silicon readily available for PMC, speeding the time to market for PMC.

 

The addition of their own SAS SSD controller to the existing RAID, HBA and expander product lines provides them a cohesive portfolio built around SAS products.

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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Larry Chisvin's on PCIe products from PLX

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Larry Chisvin, the VP of strategic Initiatives at PLX Technolgy, stopped by the TweakTown booth to discuss the latest developments from their company.

 

 

PLX enjoys 65-70% market share of PCIe express switches, providing them with a leadership position in the market.

 

Much of the new advancements around PCIe involve the move to utilizing PCI Express-based SSDs. This will allow for deployment of PCIe SSD's as a backplane fabric to allow a number of enhanced features.

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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Phison speak about its new SSD controllers

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Michael Wu from Phison Electronics discusses their new SSD controllers designed for both TLC and MLC NAND. Michael also announced that they would also offer a PCIe controller for M.2, mSATA and PCIe SSDs.

 

 

Michael announced that the S10 will be released later this year, hot on the heels of the S9 series that Chris Ramseyer is currently testing.

 

Chris will have the review of the S9 from MyDigitalSSD up shortly, so keep an eye on TweakTown for the review.

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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Paul Goodwin shows new Mushkin products

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:19 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Paul Goodwin stopped by the booth to display Mushkin's latest products. Mushkin's newest USB drive features a full-fledged LSI SandForce controller to deliver screaming speeds usually reserved for SSDs.

 

 

The addition of the PCIe Scorpion provides Mushkin with a high-performance SSD in a small form factor for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

 

Near the end of the video, Chris attempts to get some juicy info on the newest LSI SandForce 3000 processor. You will have to watch the video to see the reply!

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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Mellanox's Motti Beck on networking

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:11 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Motti Beck, the Director of Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies Inc stopped by the booth to discuss the latest advancements in network technology. Advancements are needed to provide a high level of performance in flash-driven environments, and Mellanox has developed a range of products to address performance challenges.

 

 

Motti explained that both Infiniband and Ethernet have a place in the datacenter, spurring Mellanox to develop networking products that address both interfaces.

 

The ability to support both Infiniband and Ethernet over the same fabric provides a "one-wire" solution to address multiple needs, simplifying wiring and deployment.

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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - IP-Maker's Jerome Gaysse on NVMe products

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:05 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - IP-Maker's Jerome Gaysse stopped by the booth to discuss their solutions for NVMe flash drives.

 

 

IP-Maker provides IP for storage applications, with a full set of IPs, low-level software, development environments, training and support and design services.

 

IP-Maker already has several customers in the bay area, continuing their expansion into the NVMe space.

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Google goes offline for 2 minutes, affects 40% of the Internet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Aug 17, 2013 5:04 am

It looks like Google pressed a wrong button on Friday, most likely in the TGIF celebrations, taking down every single service that the Mountain View-based giant has to offer. This obviously includes Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and every service in between.

 

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According to analytics firm GoSquared, worldwide Internet traffic dropped by a whopping 40% during those hectic 120 seconds, as you can see in the graph, above. Most companies and website owners were scratching their heads for a few minutes, because when Google goes down, it would be like not being able to breathe oxygen for those two minutes - sheer panic. Google came back online two minutes later, to the relief of, well, everyone.

 

Google should hopefully come out with a report next week, which should stun, and scare thousands across the world.

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Pure Storage's Matt Kixmoeller on its SSDs

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 16, 2013 10:32 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Earlier this week, Pure Storage's Matt Kixmoeller stopped by the TweakTown booth to talk SSD storage with our own Paul Alcorn. Matt is the company's VP of storage, and talks about how Pure Storage is an all flash array company whose goal is to enable an all-flash data center.

 

 

Kixmoeller went into detail on how the company uses consumer-grade MLC flash which enables them to keep the all-flash array lower in cost than in most cases, the traditional HDD-based array. This also allows Pure Storage to pack an incredible amount of storage into a space 90-percent smaller than traditional arrays.

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Flash Memory Summit 2013 - OCZ's Allon Cohen on enterprise SSDs

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 16, 2013 10:14 pm

Flash Memory Summit 2013 - Earlier this week, we had the chance to talk with OCZ's Allon Cohen about the company's software and hardware for the enterprise SSD market.

 

 

Cohen said that since being acquired by OCZ, SANRAD has had the opportunity to take a look at the entire data path from the time it is requested by the application until it gets stored in the flash.

 

He said that their software has added on top of this, another element that will make policy based decisions on what data should be stored into the flash, which helps provide their end users a much more efficient and better performing solution.

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