SOURCE: PLX Technology

PLX Technology

January 30, 2012 08:00 ET

PLX Defines Scalable PCI Express Within the Rack as the Next Disruptive Data Center Fabric

Free Access to Presentation, Demo at Linley Tech Data Center Conference

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2012) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), a leading global supplier of software-enriched, high-speed connectivity silicon for the data center, today announced it has been selected to present at next week's Linley Tech Data Center Conference, held February 7-8 in San Jose, Calif., and hosted by respected industry analyst specialists The Linley Group. Registration is free if completed by February 1, 2012.

The PLX® presentation, February 7 at 1:00 p.m., highlights how PCI Express (PCIe) is evolving by extending its dominance within the box, to be an external connectivity of choice within the rack to create clusters of server, switch and storage appliances. An ExpressFabric® based on PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 inside the rack is complementary to InfiniBand and Ethernet in next-generation cloud-driven data centers. PCIe does not replace the existing network itself, but instead extends the benefits of PCIe outside the box by moving network interface cards (NICs) to the top of the rack -- or edge of the cluster -- thereby reducing cost and power while maintaining features offered by other network fabrics like InfiniBand and Ethernet.

PCIe is the lowest power, lowest cost solution, and it negates the cumbersome need to translate multiple interconnects, thus resulting in lower latency and higher performance.

PLX will showcase its industry-leading PCIe Gen3 switch and 10GBase-T PHY solutions at the conference with demonstrations highlighting as-yet-unannounced cutting-edge hardware and customer examples on Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The free two-day, single-track event is the only one of its kind focused on processors, switches, backplanes, and interconnects for data center networking and servers. The conference is intended for network-equipment vendors, server OEMs, system designers, network service providers, enterprise-network managers, and software developers.

The Linley Data Center Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, February 7-8, 2012, at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. For free registration, visit

PLX today offers 11 ExpressLane™ PCIe Gen3 devices and is the world's number-one supplier of PCIe switching solutions, with more than 68 percent market share due to its superior technology and first-to-market leadership. With an available portfolio ranging from PCIe Gen1, Gen2 and industry-first, production-ready Gen3 devices, PLX today offers more than 40 highly configurable, low-power, low-latency PCIe switches backed by elite productivity- and performance-enhancing free development software.

Watch a related video tutorial hosted by a PLX engineering executive explaining PCIe as a data center clustering interconnect.

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

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