Addressing challenging data centre and enterprise storage applications

01-08-2022 | Silicon Motion | Semiconductors

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation has launched MonTitan, a PCIe Gen5 SSD solution platform ideal for the most challenging datacentre and enterprise applications.

Its new platform provides an entirely new, purpose-built ASIC and FW architecture optimized for performance and QoS. The unique Layered FW stack allows the development of customer differentiated solutions with a high degree of flexibility and fast time to market, all while lowering engineering costs.

“SSD storage solutions evolve as new data centre challenges emerge. This then demands a change in storage platforms and operating models,” said Nelson Duann, Silicon Motion’s senior vice president of Marketing and R&D. “Our MonTitan SSD solution is an innovative PCIe Gen5 SSD platform designed to satisfy the unique demands of datacenters today while providing flexibility and programmability to meet future evolving standards.”

It is a high-performance, user-programmable PCIe Gen5 platform using the company’s 3rd Generation NVMe controller family, the SM8366, supporting OCP Datacenter NVMe SSD and NVMe 2.0 specifications. Leveraging proprietary PerformaShape and NANDCommand technology, it delivers outstanding performance and QoS with industry-leading security.

“Silicon Motion’s launch of the MonTitan SSD solutions platform provides an interesting development vehicle with their Layered FW stack and flexible architecture to enable application-oriented solutions like QLC and ZNS SSDs. Alibaba is interested in further evaluating these solutions,” said Feng Zhu, director of Engineering and Architect, Alibaba Cloud.

“Next generation technologies such as PCIe 5.0, OCP Datacenter NVMe SSD Specification and E1.S are hyperscale needs to enable performance, thermals and management at scale. The Silicon Motion MonTitan platform supports PCIe 5.0, OCP Datacenter NVMe 2.0 SSD Specification and E1.S to meet the next generation hyperscale requirements,” said Ross Stenfort, hardware system engineer, Meta.

See the company at Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, from August 2 -4, 2022.

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