Silicon Motion MonTitan PCIe Gen5x4 User Programmable SSD Solution Platform

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (“Silicon Motion”), a global leader in the design and marketing of NAND flash controllers and solid-state storage devices, today announced MonTitan, a fully-featured PCIe Gen5 SSD solution platform. suitable for the most demanding data center and enterprise applications.

Silicon Motion’s new MonTitan platform features an all-new purpose-built ASIC and FW architecture optimized for performance and QoS. Its unique Layered FW stack enables the development of differentiated solutions for customers with a high degree of flexibility and accelerated time to market, while reducing engineering costs.

“SSD storage solutions are evolving to meet new challenges in data centers that demand changes in storage platforms and operating models,” said Nelson Duann, senior vice president of marketing and Silicon Motion R&D. “Our MonTitan SSD solution is an innovative PCIe Gen5 SSD platform designed to meet the unique requirements of today’s data centers while providing flexibility and programmability to meet future evolving standards.”

MonTitan is a high-performance, user-programmable PCIe Gen5 platform using Silicon Motion’s 3rd generation NVMe controller family, the SM8366, supporting OCP Datacenter NVMe SSD and NVMe 2.0 specifications. Leveraging proprietary PerformaShape and NANDCommand technology, MonTitan delivers exceptional performance and quality of service with industry-leading security.Silicon Motion’s MonTitan SSD solution platform incorporates proprietary technologies such as:

  • PerformaShape provides ASIC-based QoS sets using HW isolation to ensure maximum BW performance while maximizing individual user-defined performance elements (QOS, latency, RR/RW, power).
  • NANDCommand maximizes the enterprise performance of next-generation NAND geometries with exceptional LDPC error correction and endurance extension for QLC and beyond.

“Silicon Motion’s launch of the MonTitan SSD solutions platform provides an exciting development vehicle with its layered FW stack and flexible architecture to enable application-oriented solutions such as QLC and ZNS SSDs. Alibaba has an interest in further evaluating these solutions,” said Feng Zhu, director. of Engineering and Architect, Alibaba Cloud.

“Next-generation technologies such as PCIe 5.0, OCP Datacenter NVMe SSD Specification, and E1.S are hyperscale requirements to enable large-scale performance, thermals, and manageability. The Silicon Motion MonTitan platform supports PCIe 5.0 , OCP Datacenter NVMe 2.0 SSD Specification and E1.S to meet next generation hyperscale requirements,” said Ross Stenfort, hardware system engineer, Meta.

The MonTitan SM8366 ASIC is a dual port NVMe PCIe Gen5 x4 enterprise and data center controller with 16 channels supporting up to 2400 MT/s. The SM8366 delivers ultra-fast sequential (>14GB/s) and random (>3.0M IOPS) 4K SSD performance and packs a scalable single- or dual-channel DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800 40-bit DRAM interface. The high-performance SM8366 with the MonTitan platform unlocks the potential once limited by SSD storage architecture, providing flexible, high-integrity solutions to enable a new standard in data center SSD design.

“We would like to congratulate Silicon Motion on the successful launch of the SM8366 SSD controller and the high-performance PCIe Gen5 MonTitan platform,” said Atsushi Inoue, Senior Manager, Memory Division, KIOXIA Corporation. “Silicon Motion’s feature-rich, user-programmable platform will enable a wide range of applications by unlocking our BiCS FLASH and XL-FLASH potential and opening up new opportunities for our joint enterprise and consumer customers. data centers.”

“It’s great to be working with Silicon Motion and their PCIe 5.0 MonTitan platform to enable our flash memory industry leader in their turnkey solutions,” said Daniel Doyle, director of NAND component marketing at Micron. . “This collaboration enables our joint customers to deploy the world’s most advanced flash, including Micron’s 176-layer QLC, to increase the performance and density of customer solutions. »

“We are delighted that Silicon Motion has launched the MonTitan PCIe Gen5 SSD platform. As a leading flash memory vendor and core value contributor, YMTC will work together with Silicon Motion’s MonTitan platform to build a better future for the future. ‘memory ecosystem enabled with YMTC’s next generation NAND technologies,’ said Frank Fan, Head of Product Management, YMTC.

The MonTitan SSD platform, comprised of SM8366 standards-based reference hardware design kits and licensed turnkey and layered firmware stacks, will be sampled with early engagement partners in Q4 2022.

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