LSI Logic Corp.: RAID Controllers Capitalize on Intel I/O Processors for Integrated Functionality, Leading-Edge Performance, Faster Time-to-Market
To help address these challenges, developers in LSI Logic's RAID Storage Adapters Division are building direct-attached RAID controllers powered by Intel I/O processors. Intel IOPs give LSI the ability to implement RAID in a cost-effective manner by combining all needed functionality into a single integrated package.
Aiming to take a leadership role in the fast-growing Serial ATA (SATA) marketplace, LSI has developed a line of powerful SATA RAID controllers that meet aggressive time-to-market, price, and performance requirements through a design based on the Intel IOP302 I/O processor. Also on LSI's production line is a family of next-generation SCSI RAID controllers based on the Intel IOP321 I/O processor"the first I/O processor to integrate Intel XScale technology and a PCI-X interface. Porting its firmware to Intel XScale technology offers LSI a streamlined and cost-effective way to meet OEM demand for everfaster I/O throughput.
This case study examines how Intel IOPs enable LSI developers to offer tier-one OEMs and other system builders high-performance data redundancy at a lower cost.