Performance-Optimized Aarohi Design Leverages Multiple ARC™ Configurable Processor Cores
SAN JOSE, Calif., November 9, 2004 – Aarohi Communications, a leading provider of intelligent SAN components that are enabling a new generation of storage networking platforms, is using 11 configurable processors from ARC International (LSE: ARK) as the basis for its FabricStream™ Intelligent Storage Processor. Operating at 40Gbps, FabricStream utilizes ARC-Based™ technology for data path and on-chip control functions and delivers leading wire-speed packet-based processing performance, far surpassing what is achievable from general purpose cores and network processors.
'ARC's industry leading configurable technology has enabled us to create an optimized solution that has precisely the features and performance the market requires,' said Dr. Kaushik Patel, vice president of hardware engineering at Aarohi. "The result is a cost-effective, best-in-class single chip solution that replaces multiple CPUs, NPUs, storage controllers and complex FPGAs in current architectures.'
"Aarohi is yet another example of how ARC's configurable processors are becoming the technology-of-choice for cost-sensitive, performance hungry applications,' said Derek Meyer, vice president of marketing at ARC International. "Furthermore, the ease-of-implementation our solution offers has enabled Aarohi to develop an innovative, multi-processor platform that is attracting attention from leading OEM hardware vendors and software developers through the storage industry.'
The Aarohi FabricStream Intelligent Storage Processor is targeted at embedded designs enabling new intelligent SAN services such as routing, volume management, data migration and replication to be integrated into fabric switches, routers, storage management appliances, storage arrays and blade servers. The FabricStream solution is packaged with all the necessary hardware interfaces and software APIs for easy integration with a variety of existing storage networking equipment and management applications.
About ARC International
ARC International is a world leader in low-power, high-performance 32-bit configurable CPU/DSP processor cores, subsystems, real-time operating systems and development tools for embedded system design. ARC's configurable and extendible cores assist customers in the development of next generation digital media, consumer and communications devices, resulting in lower cost, higher performance System-on-Chip products.
ARC International maintains a worldwide presence with corporate offices in San Jose, California, USA and Elstree, UK. The Company has research and development offices located in England and the United States. For more information please visit the ARC website at: www.ARC.com. ARC International is listed on the London Stock Exchange as ARC International plc (LSE: ARK).
About Aarohi Communications
Aarohi Communications is the provider of FabricStream intelligent SAN components, enabling flexible and cost-effective implementation of a new generation of intelligent storage networking platforms. Aarohi FabricStream products provide advanced SAN services, virtualization services and copy services for fabric switches, routers, appliances, storage arrays and blade servers. Founded in 2001, Aarohi is headquartered in San Jose, California with a second development center in Bangalore, India. Aarohi has raised over $36 million to date from venture capitalists and corporate partners including Telesoft Partners, Kennet Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Infineon Technologies and McDATA Corporation. The company can be reached by phone at 408 434-6064 and on the Web at www.aarohi.net.
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FabricStream is a trademark of Aarohi Communications, Inc.