PLX VP to Address Microserver Platforms' Adoption of PCI Express-Based Fabric at PCI-SIG Developers Conference

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PLX VP to Address Microserver Platforms' Adoption of PCI Express-Based Fabric at PCI-SIG Developers Conference

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SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/13 -- PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express® (PCIe®) silicon and software connectivity enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced that Larry Chisvin, PLX® vice president of strategic initiatives, will deliver a presentation at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2013 (DevCon 13) on how microservers are gaining expandability and efficiencies through PCIe-based fabrics. Chisvin's presentation, titled Implementing a PCI Express-Based Fabric for Microserver Platforms, takes place Tuesday, June 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will cover a range of topics relevant to how data centers' microservers are deployed and now poised to take advantage of fabrics using PCIe Gen3's high-performance throughput of 8 gigatransfers per second per lane:

  • Current data center approaches
  • Benefits of PCIe in server designs
  • Migration to blade servers
  • Migration to microservers
  • Current approach to microserver fabrics
  • PCIe-based microserver fabric architectures

The presentation will explain to attendees how many data centers are structured unnecessarily as high in part counts, power, latency, complexity, and cost, then how a single converged fabric with PCIe significantly reduces those drawbacks while increasing overall performance. It also will illustrate how the emergence of microservers, like standard servers, can gain from a standards-based PCIe fabric by dramatically speeding the communication between blades, processors and storage (standard rotating-disk or solid-state) arrays. PLX will also exhibit ExpressFabric® hardware at the event.

PLX PCIe products are enabling new markets, including key support for emerging storage server appliances, and the usage of PCIe as an external connectivity fabric (ExpressFabric) within the racks of enterprise data centers. PLX is the worldwide market leader in PCIe switching products, with 18 ExpressLane™ PCIe Gen3 switches already in production or sampling, and several more in development -- including planning for PCIe Gen4 products.

The PCI-SIG DevCon is designed to help its member companies develop and bring to market new products utilizing PCI technology. DevCon 2013 continues that tradition by featuring the latest series of technical training sessions presented by PCI-SIG Workgroup Chairs and other PCI experts. The event will be held June 25-26, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif.

To register for DevCon 13, go to:
www.pcisig.com/members/downloads/events/US_DevCon_sponsorship_reg/

About PLX
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is the industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based PCI Express connectivity solutions primarily targeting enterprise data center markets. The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance. Visit PLX on plxtech.com, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

PLX, the PLX logo, ExpressLane and ExpressFabric are trademarks of PLX Technology, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other product names that appear in this material are for identification purposes only and are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective organizations.

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