Starblaze announced the availability of the STAR1000P NVMe solid state drive (SSD) controller for high-end client and entry-level enterprise applications. Performance optimizations enable the new controller to achieve sequential reads at 3.6GB/second and sequential writes at 3.2GB/second, up to 50 percent higher than Starblaze’s previous generation controller, STAR1000. The STAR1000P achieves random reads at 750K input/output operations per second (IOPS) and random writes at 600K IOPS, up to 120 percent higher than Starblaze’s STAR1000.
The STAR1000P features PCIe Gen3x4, NVMe 1.3 and eight flash channels to support up to 32 terabytes (TB) of storage. The STAR1000P also incorporates a multicore implementation of Synopsys’ DesignWare ARC HS38 processor, taking advantage of ARC’s extensible architecture with custom instructions that improve scheduling efficiency.
“We believe the future of edge computing requires architectures that tightly integrate compute and storage resources, maximizing power efficiency and performance scalability,” said Sky Shen, CEO of Starblaze. “We have standardized on ARC processors for our current and next-generation storage controllers as they provide us with the advanced features that we need for our product roadmap such as greater processing bandwidth, increased security and support for extended address ranges.”