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Consisting of 4 boards with performance levels of 3, 6, 9 and 12 Gbps, Tarari® 8400 series of PCI Express® content processor boards are designed for network security and telecom OEMs. Series offers complete hardware and software solutions that automatically detect and load balance up to 4 boards delivering up to 48 Gbps total throughput. They support PCIe 8 lane interfaces from wide range of multi-core processors, and provide content-based billing and bandwidth management functions.

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LSI Introduces First 12 Gigabit Per Second Content Processing Board for Network Security and Telecom OEMs

Highly-efficient design and industry-leading throughput deliver low power per Gb/s performance

MILPITAS, Calif., June 24 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) today announced the Tarari® 8400 series of PCI Express® "plug-and-play" content processor boards designed to meet the high-performance needs of network security and telecom OEMs. The Tarari 8400 series offers scalable performance up to 12 Gb/s at half the price per Gb/s and one-fourth the power of current solutions. The Tarari 8400 series offers complete hardware and software solutions that automatically detect and load balance up to four boards providing up to 48 Gb/s total throughput.

The new 8400 series dramatically improves the efficiency of industry-standard server/appliance platforms based on market-leading multi-core processors such as the Quad Core Intel® Xeon®. These highly scalable solutions allow a common set of regular expression rules to be used over the entire range of performance levels, maximizing the financial return of a single development effort. This can significantly reduce engineering investment while speeding time to market. By deploying 8400 series boards to offload content processing workloads, lower-cost and lower-power CPUs can now be used in complete system designs, lowering overall server/appliance power and cost.

"We completed a comprehensive review of the LSI(TM) Tarari content processors and found that with the introduction of the 8400 series boards, LSI offers the broadest range of regular-expression accelerators for PCI Express [1]," said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "These solutions meet the performance requirements of large-enterprise appliances."

Randy Smerik, senior vice president, Network Components Group, LSI, said, "Our 8400 series of content processor solutions is targeted specifically at systems that require a broad range of multi-gigabit speeds. We've leveraged our silicon to create scalable boards which will drive down the overall cost of adding greater intelligence, control and security into the network while maintaining system throughput performance."

The LSI Tarari content processor family is a comprehensive set of solutions providing security, quality of service, content-based billing and bandwidth management functions. These solutions support common industry interfaces and a common application programming interface, resulting in shorter design cycles and faster times to market. The Tarari 8400 series consists of four boards offering performance levels of 3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s, 9 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s and supporting PCIe 8 lane interfaces from a wide range of multi-core processors including Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron(TM), Cavium Octeon(TM) Plus or RMI XLS(TM). Samples are expected to be available in September.

[1] Robert Wheeler, Linley Gwennap. A Guide to Security Processors and
Accelerators. Mountain View, CA: The Linley Group, 2008

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