QLogic Demos PCI Express 2.0

QLogic first to demonstrate 8-Gbyte Fibre Channel HBAs with PCI Express 2.0 at Intel Developer Forum

September 18, 2007

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SAN FRANCISCO -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage andhigh performance computing, today announced it is the first company todemonstrate PCI Express 2.0 functionality with its 8Gb Fibre ChannelHBAs running on the Intel "Stoakley" platform. The Stoakley platformfeatures PCI Express 2.0, a new bus for workstations and servers withthe bandwidth to support high speed I/O like 8Gb Fibre Channel. Thepowerful combination of SANblade 2500 Series Fibre Channel HBAsinstalled in workstations and servers equipped with PCI Express 2.0slots will reduce backup time, accelerate disk-to-disk replication andspeed-up the transfer of rich media such as video.

"System administrators supporting storage intensive applications arealways looking for a higher bandwidth between their servers and theSAN," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic HostSolutions Group. "Today's demonstration allows them to take a firstlook at the combined power of PCI Express 2.0 and 8Gb Fibre Channel."

"Intel and QLogic continue to collaborate on solutions for removing I/Obottlenecks from servers," said Jim Pappas, director of InitiativeMarketing, Intel Corporation. "The demonstration of QLogic 8Gb FibreChannel HBAs running on the Stoakley platform represents highperformance SAN connectivity for next generation servers."

QLogic Corp.

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