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Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Unveils PCIe Gen.4 2U 24-Bay U2 2.5-Inch Scalable AFA

Supports dual node hot-pluggable I/O control cards, with 32 lane PCIe Gen4.0 interface in each node.

In recent years, the accelerated development of big data and AI, has led to the rise in massive data processing, high-speed access throughput and other enterprise applications, generating demand for high-performance storage products.

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As a systems provider, USI (Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd) has focused on the R&D of storage array products. Following the launch of SAS storage arrays, the company is offering an AFA product using the PCIe Gen.4 technology.

This AFA is designed to achieve low latency and performance that boost storage capacity. Its features include an energy-saving 2U enclosure, 24x2.5-inch U.2 drive positions, NVMe dual channels and managed/unmanaged hot-plugging support. It also supports dual node hot-pluggable I/O control cards, with a 32 lane PCIe Gen4.0 interface in each node. In addition, it has a 1,300W hot-pluggable redundant power supply, a 3.5-inch LCD display allowing on-site management, a BMC remote management interface, a GbE interface and configurable external port modules.

The AFA can reach performances of 128K sequential read/32 queue depth of 26.4GB/s, 128K sequential write/32 queue depth of 15.1GB/s, 4K random read/32 queue depth of 2.48M/span> IO/s and 4K random write/32 queue depth of 1.82 million IO/s on 20 SSD drive positions through a single X16 PCIe port.

These AFA’s open software architecture is conducive to customers’ system integration and subsequent development in dynamic configuration and SSD partitioning and combination adjustments according to the PCIe topology.

To meet the potential demand for more diverse data transmission specs in the near future, the configurable external port modules can include NVMe-oF expansion cards,” says Daimon Lee, AVP, data network and storage BU. “In essence, NVMe-oF can be used as the channel connecting the storage array with the front-end server host in different data centers, making it easier for customers to design the framework for existing and future scale-out storage systems,” he continues.

In a data economy driven by the proliferation of e-commerce and we-media platforms, retail, logistics, financial and gaming industries, the company‘s storage solutions are tailored to support rapid data analysis, real-time responses via hot data nodes, multimedia streaming, content distribution, big data cloud storage, database applications as well as power and space considerations.

About USI
It is a provider in electronic design and manufacturing as well being into the field of SiP (System in Package) modules. It provides D(MS)2 product services: design, manufacturing, miniaturization, industrial software and hardware solutions, and material procurement, logistics and maintenance services. With Asteelflash, the firm has 27 sales, production and service locations across 4 continents of America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and offers customer diversified products in the sectors of wireless communication, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, medical and automotive electronics worldwide. It is one of the subsidiaries of ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. which is a provider of semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test in the world.

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