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PLX Technology

May 29, 2013 08:00 ET

PLX Vice President to Present at Green Data Center Conference on PCI Express Enabling Energy Efficiency

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the global leader in PCI Express® (PCIe®) silicon and software connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced that Larry Chisvin, PLX® vice president of strategic initiatives, will deliver a presentation on how PCIe technology can dramatically improve data-center efficiency, at next week's Green Data Center Conference 2013, in Dallas, Texas. Chisvin's presentation, titled You're Wasting Money & Energy in Your Data Center: This Session Is for Those Who Care, will address how data centers can realize high performance at substantially lower power and cost than is typically achieved. The 45-minute session -- part of the conference's Green Data Center Operations track -- will take place June 6, 1:00 p.m. CDT.

"Whether they know it or not, organizations most likely are wasting energy in their data centers and, in turn, spending more than they have to run them," said Chisvin. "Data center architectures have not changed much over the years, while CPUs are more powerful, interconnections are faster and storage needs are larger. This, of course, comes with a non-trivial impact on cost, space, power distribution, and cooling. This session will explain how a more-efficient data center is achievable through simple changes to its architecture."

Chisvin's presentation will cover:

  • industry trends in data center energy (in)efficiency
  • how shared IO in data centers can be implemented through PCIe-based fabrics
  • disaggregation of processors, communication and storage in data centers
  • how PCIe Gen3, at 8Gb per second, can both deliver performance and eliminate unnecessary, energy-draining components in data center equipment
  • case studies illustrating how data center energy efficiency has been achieved

Ubiquitous in embedded systems, servers, storage appliances and a variety of other data-center environments, PCIe delivers significant advantages over alternative interfaces: low power, affordability, compliance with major industry standards. It provides a universal interconnect that substantially improves on the status quo in high-performance data-center installations.

PLX Switches: Unrivaled Performance, Extending PCIe outside the Box
PLX's ExpressLane™ PCIe Gen3 portfolio includes 18 switches ranging from a streamlined 12-lane, three-port device to the industry's only 96-lane, 24-port switch. Designs using the ExpressLane PEX8796 switch realize throughput of up to 1.5 terabits per second -- performance that rivals all other interconnect technologies. These highly versatile switches are now enabling ExpressFabric® technology, a PLX-engineered solution that extends PCIe beyond its current dominant position inside servers, network switches and storage appliances and into the heart of a system fabric. PCIe Gen3 -- and eventually Gen4 -- ExpressFabric technology presents designers with the lowest-power and -cost fabric solution, as it eliminates the need for the cumbersome translation of multiple interconnects, thus reducing latency and increasing performance.

The Green Data Center Conference will be held June 5 and 6, 2013, at The Double Tree Hotel, Dallas, Texas. For more information on and to register for the conference, go to

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

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