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LSI Demonstrates 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® Performance at Intel Developer Forum 2013

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Brings greater than 50 percent throughput performance gain with LSI 12Gb/s MegaRAID controller, Intel server and HGST SSDs

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., September 10, 2013 – LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced it is demonstrating 12Gb/s SAS performance at this year’s Intel Developer Forum. Using an LSI® 12Gb/s MegaRAID® controller, an Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processor-based server and eight HGST 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the 12Gb/s system delivers a throughput increase of over 50 percent compared to a 6Gb/s SAS system.

“As storage needs grow, 12Gb/s SAS provides the performance gains necessary to help end customers optimize bandwidth-intensive applications including those for cloud and big data,” said Kelly Bryant, vice president of marketing, RAID Storage Division, LSI. “Working closely with the storage ecosystem including Intel and HGST, LSI is committed to providing customers with 12Gb/s SAS solutions with leading performance and interoperability.”

The demonstration is featured at the LSI booth #614. LSI technology will also be on display at other locations during IDF including:

  • Supermicro showcasing 12Gb/s system performance with 6Gb/s drives using an LSI 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID adapter and LSI SAS 3×48 12Gb/s SAS expander with DataBolt™ bandwidth optimization feature at booth #500.
  • Xyratex revealing its first-to-market modular storage enclosures using LSI SAS 3008 12Gb/s SAS I/O controller at booth #833.
  • SCSI Trade Association (STA) showing 12Gb/s SAS interoperability using an LSI SAS 9300-8e 12Gb/s SAS HBA demonstration at booth #617.
  • LSI will also be demonstrating its NVM Express solution for next-generation LSI SandForce® flash controllers in booth #731 in the NVMe Community.

Designed to enable a new class of high-performance solutions that spans the enterprise, 12Gb/s SAS maximizes storage performance for I/O-intensive applications, web cloud datacenters and virtualized server environments. With a history of SAS leadership, LSI delivered the industry’s first 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters earlier this year.

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