Acer, ASUS, GIGABYTE, Inventec, MSI, Quanta Computer and TYAN working with LSI 6Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID(R) technology to enable next-generation server platforms
"Taiwan continues to grow in importance as the place where many key technology decisions are made for server systems deployed worldwide," said
Today's announcement adds to a growing list of worldwide server industry leaders that are focusing their next-generation engineering efforts around LSI SAS and MegaRAID technology to enable entry- to enterprise-server platforms. LSI has previously announced 6Gb/s SAS design wins with Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, IBM, Intel, NEC, Sun Microsystems and Supermicro.
"Taiwan manufacturers supply about 37 percent of the worldwide server industry demand. Historically, the
According to IDC estimates*, 6Gb/s SAS market adoption will begin with the release of individual SAS components and devices, and gain momentum as tier-one OEMs begin widespread production volume shipments of 6Gb/s SAS-enabled servers by mid-to-late 2009.
LSI is currently sampling LSI MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID adapters and LSI 6Gb/s SAS ROC ICs (SAS2108) to select customers worldwide. The new LSI 6Gb/s SAS technology builds upon the market-leading LSI SAS 3Gb/s technology products. Since the inception of SAS, LSI has delivered market-leading products across its broad portfolio of controller ICs, expanders, host bus and MegaRAID adapters, ROMB solutions and storage systems.
More information on the complete LSI SAS portfolio is available at www.lsi.com/sas.
*IDC White Paper sponsored by LSI, "From 3Gb/s SAS to 6Gb/s SAS: It Takes a Standard and an Ecosystem", Doc #213104, August, 2008
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