New LSI WarpDrive Is Sold as an Integrated Option with Select Supermicro Servers

The new SLP-300 acceleration card is designed to maximize transactional I/O performance of data-intensive applications and workloads. By Admin

The new SLP-300 acceleration card is designed to maximize transactional I/O performance of data-intensive applications and workloads.

LSI Corp.’s WarpDrive SLP-300 acceleration card, a PCI Express (PCIe)-based solid-state storage solution for application acceleration, is now available with select Super Micro Computer server solutions.

The LSI WarpDrive SLP-300 acceleration card offers performance up to 240,000 sustained IOPS and 300 GB of SLC solid-state storage capacity within a small form factor. It is designed to maximize transactional I/O performance of data-intensive applications and workloads, such as Web serving, data warehousing, data mining, professional video, and high-performance computing.

The low-profile, half-length WarpDrive card plugs into the standard 8 lane PCIe Gen 2.0 slot in Supermicro server solutions to deliver performance with low-latency and a low-CPU burden.

According to LSI, the WarpDrive card helps SMBs to “accelerate application performance, reduce energy costs, and eliminate racks of storage by delivering the I/O performance of hundreds of hard disk drives while consuming less than 25 watts of power.”

"The WarpDrive acceleration card represents the next evolution in storage architectures for market segments requiring extreme performance," states Bill Wuertz, senior vice president and general manager of the storage components division at LSI, in a press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB. "We believe the product has the potential to transform the data center by helping customers eliminate application bottlenecks, maximize utilization of physical space, and significantly reduce power consumption compared to traditional solutions."

The WarpDrive acceleration card is the latest addition to the comprehensive LSI portfolio of storage building block solutions, including MegaRAID and 3ware RAID controllers, host bus adapters, SAS switches, JBOD enclosures, the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components and advanced software options.

"We've experienced great growth in our relationship with LSI over the past few years," says Supermicro CEO and president Charles Liang. "The WarpDrive card will provide our enterprise server customers with simple, effective, and affordable application acceleration while optimizing data center operational efficiencies."

The LSI WarpDrive card is available as an integrated option with select Supermicro servers as well as through the LSI worldwide network of distributors, system integrators, system builders and VARs.

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