Sunday, July 24, 2011

NetLogic Adapts its Multi-Core Processor for Network Storage

NetLogic Microsystems introduced a multi-core processor optimized for the rapidly growing storage-area networking (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) markets in data center, enterprise and small-to-midsize business (SMB) networks.

The XLP316T multi-core processor integrates 16 high-performance NXCPUs featuring a highly differentiated quad-issue, quad-threaded, superscalar out-of-order processor architecture capable of operating at up to 2.0 GHz.

In addition, the XLP316T processor, manufactured in TSMC's advanced 40nm process technology, offers unique features, such as RAID 5 and RAID 6 hardware acceleration, storage de-duplication acceleration, high-speed Serial ATA (SATA) interfaces and large on-chip L3 cache, making it ideally suited to storage systems that require the highest performance, functionality and lowest power.