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QLogic Demos PCI Express 2.0
SAN FRANCISCO -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and
high performance computing, today announced it is the first company to
demonstrate PCI Express 2.0 functionality with its 8Gb Fibre Channel
HBAs running on the Intel "Stoakley" platform. The Stoakley platform
features PCI Express 2.0, a new bus for workstations and servers with
the bandwidth to support high speed I/O like 8Gb Fibre Channel. The
powerful combination of SANblade 2500 Series Fibre Channel HBAs
installed in workstations and servers equipped with PCI Express 2.0
slots will reduce backup time, accelerate disk-to-disk replication and
speed-up the transfer of rich media such as video.
"System administrators supporting storage intensive applications are
always looking for a higher bandwidth between their servers and the
SAN," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host
Solutions Group. "Today's demonstration allows them to take a first
look at the combined power of PCI Express 2.0 and 8Gb Fibre Channel."
"Intel and QLogic continue to collaborate on solutions for removing I/O
bottlenecks from servers," said Jim Pappas, director of Initiative
Marketing, Intel Corporation. "The demonstration of QLogic 8Gb Fibre
Channel HBAs running on the Stoakley platform represents high
performance SAN connectivity for next generation servers."
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