HighPoint Claims Industry 1st with 8-Channel PCIe Gen5 x16 NVMe Switch & RAID – PC Perspective

HighPoint Claims Industry 1st with 8-Channel PCIe Gen5 x16 NVMe Switch & RAID – PC Perspective

Highpoint has unveiled the industry's first PCIe Gen5 x16 NVMe switch and RAID AIC/adapter series powered by Broadcom's PEX89048.

April 2024, Fremont, CA – HighPoint has unveiled the industry's first 8-channel PCIe Gen5 x16 NVMe switch and NVMe RAID product lines powered by Broadcom's PEX89048 IC.
Designed to accommodate today's most demanding, data-intensive applications, the RocketRAID 7600 and Rocket 1600 NVMe switch and RAID AIC/adapter series incorporate Broadcom's latest Gen5 PCIe switching technology. has gone in order to take full advantage of the X16 band direct. CPU, on all Intel and AMD desktop, workstation and server platforms. This unique architecture enables each AIC/adapter to maximize transfer efficiency with up to 8 independent device channels, and supports up to 32 NVMe devices via backplane connectivity.

While HighPoint Gen5 NVMe solutions are capable of delivering astonishing levels of transfer throughput. With up to 64GB/s bandwidth through a single PCIe slot, their value and utility far exceed raw storage performance. Advanced NVMe AIC and adapter solutions are empowered by new DC and server-grade management and proactive monitoring features that extend the life of host NVMe storage media, maintain optimal data transfer rates, and improve overall server performance. Designed to enhance and data center operations.

48 lanes of dedicated PCIe Gen5 bandwidth

HighPoint PCIe Gen5 NVMe AICs integrate high-performance switching architecture with Broadcom's 48-channel PEX89048 switch IC to provide x16 lanes of dedicated PCIe Gen5 upstream bandwidth, and ensure that each NVBDVM x4 downstream lanes are available for the device. Innovative hardware architecture enables our Gen5 NVMe product series to deliver up to 64GB/s transfer bandwidth, reduce latency, facilitate consistent, robust I/O throughput and support up to 32 NVMe devices via backplane connectivity. makes

Our PCIe Gen5 and Gen4 switching architecture uses a technique called “synthetic hierarchy” to isolate the host system's operating system from any PCIe topology changes (physical changes). This enables the AIC/Adapter to directly manage resource allocation for downstream PCIe channels and enables true Hot-Swap/Hot-Plug by facilitating more efficient interaction between the host CPU and the PCIe switch. Provide capacity.

Engineered to increase the performance and serviceability of data center and server applications

HighPoint PCIe Gen5 NVMe AICs/Adapters are engineered to meet the demands of data centers and edge server platforms, and are designed to increase the efficiency of daily operations, and streamline maintenance and service workflows. Include a wide range of features.

First and foremost, HighPoint Gen5 NVMe AIC's are built to the highest standards of quality reliability, and are fully compliant with PCIe card electromechanical (CEM) specifications. The PCB benefits from high heat resistance and high electrical properties, which are essential for high-performance NVMe solutions. In addition, the AICs/adapters are fully compatible with LP-MD2 (low profile) specifications, and can be easily integrated into any industry standard PC-based computing platform.

The Rocket 1600 and 7600 series AICs/Adapters are Field Replaceable Units (FRU). The VPD stored on each controller enables users and third-party service providers to easily find replacements with the correct firmware/driver combination.

Importantly, all Rocket 1600 and 7600 series AICS have OOB (Out of Band) management capability. An essential component of data center server infrastructure. BMC and MCTP over PCIe enables administrators and service technicians to securely interface with NVMe AIC without the need for Internet access. The service is scalable and can be used to manage multiple servers through Linux command prompts to manage storage in both pre-OS and OS-level environments.

Rocket 1600 PCIe Gen5 NVMe Switch Series AICs and Adapters

Highpoint Rocket 1600 Series Switch AICs/Adapters provide enterprise-class NVMe storage connectivity and manageability and are optimized for use with a wide range of industry-standard x86 server and workstation platforms. These versatile, high-performance AICs and adapters are equipped with our revolutionary PCIE Gen5 switch architecture and the ability to directly support up to eight M.2, U.2/U.3 or E3.S SSDs, or up to 32 NVMe have Devices via backplane connectivity.

NVMe media hosted by Rocket 1600 Switch AIC/Adapters will be automatically recognized by any OS platform with native NVMe driver support. This makes them ideal for businesses and organizations that want to enhance critical workflows with the performance of flexible, robust and easily managed Gen5 NVMe storage.

Rocket 7600 PCIe Gen5 NVMe RAID Series AICs and Adapters

HighPoint RocketRAID 7600 PCIe Gen5 NVMe RAID AICs and adapters are designed to expand the capabilities of Linux and Windows-based edge server and high-end workstation platforms. Based on our Rocket 1600 switch series product lines, each RAID AICs/adapter is equipped with industry-proven RAID technology and an unmatched storage health monitoring and management suite that optimizes the performance, reliability and serviceability of NVMe arrays. Designed to maximize

The Rocket 7600 Series AICs/Adapters can directly support up to eight M.2 or U.2/U.3/E3.S NVMe SSDs, and are ideal for professional and industrial workflows with proven RAID technology. Flexibility requires uncompromised storage performance. and improved SED data protection.

To learn more about HighPoint's Gen5 product lines, please visit: https://www.highpoint-tech.com/gen5

Shipping and Availability
HighPoint's PCIe Gen5 NVMe AICs will begin shipping in Q3 2024, and will be available worldwide, directly from our E-Store and our authorized global resale and distribution partners.

Highpoint PCIe Gen5 and 2nd Gen PCIe Gen4 NVMe product lines

NVMe switch series

  • Rocket 1628A – PCIe Gen5 x16 to 4-MCIOx8 NVMe Switch Adapter
  • Rocket 1608A – PCIe Gen5 x16 to 8-M.2×4 NVMe Switch AIC
  • Rocket 1528D – PCIe Gen4 x16 to 4-SlimSASx8 NVMe Switch Adapter

NVMe RAID Series

  • Rocket 7628A – PCIe Gen5 x16 to 4-MCIOx8 NVMe RAID Adapter
  • Rocket 7608A – PCIe Gen5 x16 to 8-M.2×4 NVMe RAID AIC
  • Rocket 7528D – PCIe Gen4 x16 to 4-SlimSASx8 NVMe RAID Adapter
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