November 27, 2012
BiTMICRO's SSD Talino ASIC Architecture Redefines Solid-State Solutions for Enterprise Storage
By David Gitonga
TMCnet Contributing Writer
BiTMICRO’s (News - Alert) upcoming maxIOline of I/O accelerators and solid-state drives will use the company’s new SSD Talino ASIC Architecture. The company’s innovation starts with the Talino Quad Core ASIC controller that integrates high-speed embedded processors with a multi-bus architecture for better performance.
In figures, one Talino SSD controller can clock up to 400,000 random IOPS at 4KB in addition to running up to 4,096 flash operations simultaneously. To crown it all, BiTMICRO has connected the Talino controller with several of its new ISIP application specific integrated circuits (ASIC).
Zophar Sante, VP marketing and sales, said that the innovation of BiTMICRO draws from its ‘building block’ design. By using only one Talino ASIC, you can connect to up to 60 ISISP chips with each chip potentially connecting to up to eight flash die.
Achieving bulk storage capacities without performance compromise will no longer be a problem since multiple Talino ASCI can interconnect through a PCIe switch to create fully-fledged 1U, 2U and 3U storage systems. This drastically cuts down on the cost to setting up such infrastructure while keeping flexibility at your fingertips.
Additionally, the BiTMICRO architecture throws in some bit of military-grade features, etching out a solution that redefines solid-state products for enterprise storage markets.
To ensure versatility of the Talino ASIC, interface controllers are built directly onto the chip that comes with 8x 5Gb PCIe lanes, 2x 6Gb SAS (News - Alert) ports and 6GB SATA ports. With its two embedded ISIP, the controller can integrate into a single-tier configuration without watering down ISIP’s best features. The chip supports plug-n-play, RAID configuration and BCH error correction code, courtesy of the embedded ISIP. In addition, it works with legacy, Toggle 1.0 and ONFI 2.3 flash in single, dual, quad and octal die packages.
BiTMICRO’s CEO Rey Bruce, is confident that the product puts the company in a realm of its own. He said, in a statement, “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.”
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli