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IDT RapidIO® 20 Gbps Interconnect Provides Breakthrough Performance in Data Center Products Based on New RTA Standard Specification
|By Business Wire
|January 27, 2014 06:30 AM EST
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®)
(NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential
mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that its 20 Gbps
RapidIO interconnect devices are used in Prodrive Technology’s
motherboards based on the RapidIO
Trade Association’s (RTA’s) data center standard specification that
was released in the fourth-quarter of 2013. IDT’s RapidIO switch
products offer 100 ns latency, energy efficiency, and multi-processor
scalability – providing breakthrough performance in data center and
supercomputing analytics applications.
IDT’s 20 Gbps per port RapidIO
switches and bridges serve as the on-board and inter-board
interconnect for Data Center Compute and Networking (DCCN) motherboards
developed by Prodrive. The RTA-compliant motherboards come in a 19-inch
form factor with up to four computing daughtercards, supporting a
variety of processing nodes from x86, to ARM®, DSP, FPGA and
PowerPC. Using the DCCN motherboard, OEMs, data center operators,
supercomputing centers, and financial trading organizations can develop
high-throughput, low-latency computing systems ideal for high
performance analytics applications. The DCCN platform will be submitted
by the RTA to industry organizations such as the Open
Compute Project (OCP) in the first half of 2014.
“The RapidIO Trade Association embarked on creating infrastructure to
bring the benefits of embedded systems computing to data center
applications six months ago,” said Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst at the
Linley Group. “In the data center and supercomputing industry, we see
demand for high-performance analytics involving real-time,
latency-sensitive computations. IDT and Prodrive have delivered a
platform that makes it easy for users in these markets to build entire
systems with RapidIO, and benefit from a variety of processing options,
including x86, ARM, DSP, FPGA and PowerPC.”
“In fewer than six months, we were able to go from an initial concept to
fully-functional DCCN hardware deliveries,” said Pieter Janssen, CEO of
Prodrive Technologies. “Working closely with the RTA and IDT, we
leveraged our expertise in RapidIO, data center designs, and
manufacturing to deliver this turnkey solution poised to transform the
“With over 30 million RapidIO switch ports shipped to date, RapidIO is a
proven solution that addresses multi-processor, peer-to-peer processing
needs required of high performance analytics in supercomputing and data
center applications,” said Sean
Fan, vice president and general manager of the Interface and
Connectivity Division at IDT. “We work with our partners to deliver
solutions that allow our end customers and industry organizations, such
as the OCP, to rapidly develop large, high-performance systems that
seamlessly integrate with existing data center infrastructure.”
IDT's RapidIO switches offer 20 Gbps of bandwidth per link, 100 ns
cut-through latency, robust fault tolerance and hot-swap support,
built-in reliable transmission, and non-blocking switch performance.
Energy-efficient system designs can take advantage of RapidIO’s 300 mW
per 10 Gbps of data — the highest power to performance ratio compared to
other interconnects. In addition, IDT’s RapidIO-to-PCIe®
bridge provides connectivity to the PCIe-based network interface
controller’s functionality, while consuming only 2 Watts at 20 Gbps.
This allows for high-density solutions within the DCCN platform using
x86-based daughtercards. RTA-compliant systems can be scaled up to 64K
nodes with RapidIO 20 Gbps interconnection between DCCN motherboards.
They can also be aggregated with 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfacing to many
commercially-available Ethernet top-of rack-switches.
IDT will present information on the DCCN motherboard at the Linley
Group Data Center Conference on Feb 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel,
Santa Clara, CA. For more information about IDT's leading portfolio of
RapidIO solutions, visit www.idt.com/go/SRIO.
RapidIO-enabled DCCN motherboards and rack-scale solutions are available
from Prodrive (http://prodrive-technologies.com/?p=1439).
Intel-based computing nodes with RapidIO in AMC form factors are
available from Concurrent Technologies (www.gocct.com).
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™,
develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’
applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching
and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete
application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications,
computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT
has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners
throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select
Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.”
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