IDT’s RapidIO Switches and Bridges Provide Low Latency, Energy Efficiency, and Multi-processor Scalability for Intel-based Data Center and Supercomputing Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 9, 2013 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced a supercomputing and data center reference platform based on its 20 Gbps RapidIO interconnect devices. The platform features a RapidIO-based backplane, compute nodes with RapidIO‑to‑PCIe® interconnect, and Intel® Xeon®‑based computing – enabling OEMs to quickly develop powerful, scalable, energy-efficient supercomputers and data centers.
The RapidIO-based reference platform is highly scalable and fast, supporting up to 48 advanced mezzanine card (AMC)-based compute nodes per chassis, with intra-chassis backplane communication speeds up to 20 Gbps. Additional scale is achieved with external RapidIO-based top-of-rack switching, scaling up to 64,000 nodes per system. The platform accommodates Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi™‑class processing for supercomputing applications, and Intel Atom™-class processors for data centers with modular AMC-based computing nodes.
“IDT is bringing many of the attributes from RapidIO-based embedded systems to supercomputing and data centers,” said Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst at the Linley Group. “These applications are grappling to reduce overall energy load while simultaneously trying to keep up with real-time complex transactions. With success in embedded and wireless markets, RapidIO is well-suited to address these challenges in compute-intensive applications.”
“With over 30 million RapidIO switch ports shipped to date, RapidIO is key to the multi-processor peer-to-peer processing needs that are emerging in both supercomputing and data center applications,” said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of the Interface and Connectivity Division at IDT. “With the growth of processor-to-processor traffic in supercomputing and data centers, IDT's RapidIO portfolio brings the high-throughput, low-latency, and energy-efficiency required by our customers to differentiate their offering.”
IDT's RapidIO switches offer 20 Gbps of bandwidth per link, 100 ns cut-through latency, 240 Gbps of aggregate non-blocking switch performance, robust fault tolerance and hot-swap support, and built-in reliable transmission. Energy-efficient system designs take advantage of RapidIO’s 300 mW per 10 Gbps of data – the highest performance-per-watt compared to other interconnects. In addition, IDT’s RapidIO-to-PCIe bridge provides network interface controller functionality consuming 2 Watts at 20 Gbps in a 13 x 13 mm package size, allowing for high-density solutions in computing applications.
The new platform will also be used as a basis for computing and switching reference design submissions by the RapidIO Trade Association (RTA) to the Open Compute Project. The reference designs can be used directly by data center and supercomputing operators to create high-density, low-latency systems.
For more information about IDT's leading portfolio of RapidIO solutions, visit www.idt.com/go/SRIO. RapidIO enabled blades, switches and rack-scale solutions are available from Prodrive (www.prodrive.nl). Intel-based computing nodes with RapidIO in AMC form factors are available from Concurrent Technologies (www.gocct.com).
IDT will demonstrate its RapidIO-based supercomputing and data center platform at booths 222 and 224 at the Intel Developer Forum, hosted at the Moscone Center — West, San Francisco on September 10-12, 2013.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world, with direct purchase services through IDT Direct™. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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