LSI Logic Offers New Host Bus Adapters
LSI Logic Corporation this week announced what it claimed is the first bridgeless, dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI and Fibre Channel 2 Gbit CompactPCI(R) (cPCI) host bus adapters (HBAs) to offer full Hot Swap capability using the Fusion-MPT (message passing technology) architecture. LSI Logic said the products are ideal for Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire Midframe servers, including the Sun Fire 3800, 4800, 4810 and 6800.
"LSI Logic's cPCI host bus adapters are the only single chip solutions in the Sun enterprise market. Using the native silicon support of Hot Swap, cPCI removes the need for a separate bridge component on the host adapter that adds cost and performance latency issues," said Bob Anderson, director for the LSI Logic HBA business group.
LSI Logic said its 2Gbit Fibre Channel HBAs can auto-negotiate down to 1Gbit operation to assure backward compatibility with existing disk drives and switches, and is ready today for the new 2Gbit Storage Area Networks (SANs). LSI Logic's also said its Ultra320 SCSI HBAs are fully backward compatible with all previous generations of SCSI disk drives. addresses customers' needs for high availability.
The LSI7202CP-LC dual channel Fibre Channel and the LSI22320C Ultra320 SCSI host bus adapters are slated to be available through LSI Logic's distribution network, including Bell Microproducts and Info-X.