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ScaleFlux SFX 5016 PCIe Gen5 Controller Launched

  • ScaleFlux 
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This new controller represents a leap forward from its predecessor, the SFX 3016, by enhancing energy efficiency and operational costs through innovative computational storage technology. The SFX 5016 is specifically designed for next-generation PCIe 5.0 platforms,  promising next-gen performance and power efficiency.

SFX 5016 Controller Chip

The SFX 5016 comes as the IT sector desperately seeks solutions that balance high-performance data processing with energy and cost efficiency. ScaleFlux indicates that its new controller sets a new benchmark for achieving optimal performance and density per watt, system, rack, and investment costs in capital and operational expenditures.

Technological advancements are at the core of the SFX 5016’s design. It transitions from PCIe Gen4 to Gen5, doubling the host interface speed and bandwidth, complemented by upgrades to the internal buses, memory controller to LPDDR5, and NAND interface. These improvements leverage the faster host interface and are facilitated by an advanced 7nm process that nearly triples IOPs per watt compared to its predecessors. The controller also introduces sophisticated ECC and NAND management capabilities, supporting multiple generations of TLC and QLC NAND from several manufacturers, making it highly adaptable for AI-focused workloads. […]

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ScaleFlux is the pioneer in deploying Computational Storage at scale. Computational Storage is the foundation for modern, data-driven infrastructure that enables responsive performance, affordable scaling, and agile platforms for compute and storage I/O intensive applications. Founded in 2014, ScaleFlux is a well-funded startup with leaders proven to deploy complex computing and solid-state storage solutions in volume.