Switchtec PAX PCIefabric solutionsprovide greater flexibility and scalability fordata center and cloud AI and ML architecturesSwitchtec PAX PCIefabric solutionsprovide greater flexibility and scalability fordata center and cloud AI and ML architectures

May 28, 2020, New Delhi–To supportcloud, data center and hyperscale computing that facilitatesadvancements inArtificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML),Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) todayreleased to productionitsSwitchtec™ PAX Advanced Fabric Gen 4 PCIeswitch family,enablingcomplex fabric topologies with greater scalability, lower latency, and higher performance thantraditionalPeripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) switches.

Microchip’sSwitchtec PAX PCIefamily of switches provides a turnkey fabric solution andreduces time-to-market for systems requiring multi-host sharing of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Non-Volatile Memory (NVMe)Solid State Drives (SSDs), Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and otherPCIe endpoints.

The Switchtec PAX devices are the industry’s lowest-power Gen 4 PCIe switches, significantly reducing total system power consumption.The Switchtec PAX family of switches is available in the following variants:100-lane, 84-lane, 68-lane, 52-lane, 36-lane and 28-lane. OtherPAX family of switches featuresinclude:

• Advanced error containment
• Comprehensive diagnostics and debug capabilities
• Wide breadth of I/O interfaces
• Integrated MIPS processor
• Secureboot to prevent execution of unauthorized firmware through public key cryptography.

Applications include GPU workstations, composable General Purpose GPUs (GP-GPU) fabrics, scalable multi-host systems, SR-IOV-enabled JBOFs, disaggregated systems and rack-scale architectures.


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