ICP Vertex to Continues To RAID The Controller World.
They feature 64-Bit architecture for data transfer rates, including a 64-Bit PCI interface clocked at 33MHz with burst rates at 264MB/sec, as well as an onboard 64-Bit bus for throughput and an Intel i960RN RISC CPU for I/O operations. In benchmark tests against 64-Bit hardware RAID controllers using the StrongArm processor, the RAID controllers performed 12%-200% faster during reads and writes, respectively, in a RAID environment and 7%-24% faster in a RAID) 5 environment.
Together with ICP's onboard real time multitasking firmware, RAIDYNE, these controllers provide performance and fault tolerance. There is also a hardware XOR engine for RAID 4/5 operations. The company's controllers can run in 32-Bit and 64-Bit PCI slots. The controllers are PCI 2.2 compliant with bus mastering capabilities.
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|Title Annotation:||Company Business and Marketing|
|Publication:||Computer Technology Review|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2000|
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