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Silicon Movement Publicizes SM8366 PCIe 5.0 x4 NVMe Controller and MonTitan SSD Options Platform for Enterprise Storage

Within the lead as much as the Flash Reminiscence Summit subsequent week, many distributors have began saying their new merchandise. In the present day, Silicon Movement is unveiling their first enterprise-focused PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSD controllers set. These controllers discover themselves embedded in a versatile turnkey options platform encompassing completely different EDSFF requirements. A follow-up to the SM8266 introduced in November 2020, the SM8366 and SM8308 belong to Silicon Movement’s 3rd Era enterprise NVMe controller household.

Silicon Movement’s 3rd Era Enterprise SSD Controllers
  SM8366 SM8308
Host Interface PCIe 5.0 x4 / x2 (dual-port x2+x2 or x1+x1 succesful)
NAND Interface 16ch, 2400 MT/s 8ch, 2400 MT/s
DRAM 2x 40-bit DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800

(32-bit knowledge + 8-bit ECC per channel)
Max. SSD Capability 128 TB
Sequential Learn 14 GB/s
Sequential Write 14 GB/s
Random Learn 3 M IOPS
Random Write 2.8 M IOPS
Namespaces As much as 128, with a complete of 1024 queue pairs

Hyperscalers / cloud distributors require turnkey reference designs to rapidly consider the capabilities of latest controllers. In enterprise functions, the controller {hardware} is barely half the story. The related firmware / SDK, and user-programmability to allow buyer differentiation are additionally key features. Holding this in thoughts, Silicon Movement can also be placing give attention to the SM8366 reference design by giving it a separate moniker – MonTitan.

The MonTitan platform refers back to the turnkey design / firmware growth platform primarily based on the OCP Knowledge Middle NVMe SSD and NVMe 2.0 specs. Hyperscalers can readily deploy the MonTitan platform into their infrastructure for analysis, whereas datacenter SSD distributors can use it to make and market their very own datacenter and enterprise SSDs. The platform is presently accessible in U.2, E1.S, and E3.S form-factors.

Silicon Movement claims that the platform’s ASIC and firmware mixture structure permits enabling of enterprise-level safety with out compromising on efficiency and QoS. In direction of this, they’re touting two key options – PerformaShape and NANDCommand.

NVMe SSD controllers can current the SSD as a number of distinct storage volumes every with its personal I/O queue to the host system (namespaces). The PerformaShape algorithm can optimize the SSD efficiency in a different way for every namespace utilizing per-namespace user-defined QoS settings. Silicon Movement claims true {hardware} isolation on this case to ship most bandwidth whereas making certain that latency, QoS, and energy targets are met / obeyed. The NANDCommand function refers to Silicon Movement’s use of real-time machine studying together with the LDPC engine to assist with endurance (paritcularly vital for QLC).

The claimed efficiency numbers for the SM8366 controller can range for particular designs relying on the NAND know-how, variety of cube, and form-factor energy limitations. The corporate indicated that particular numbers for various form-factor reference designs might be introduced later. Sampling is slated to start in This autumn 2022.

Silicon Movement’s press launch exhibits the same old suspects offering supporting quotes – Micron, KIOXIA, and YMTC from amongst the NAND suppliers. Alibaba Cloud has additionally expressed curiosity in evaluating the platform, which bodes nicely for Silicon Movement’s enterprise SSD controller efforts.

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