Teradata Will Use LSI Logic Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters to Enable Data Warehouse Solutions

Design Win Will Provide 2Gbit PCI-to-Fibre Channel HBA Offering the Highest Density, Four-Port Module in a Short Card Form Factor for Data Warehouse Applications

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 6, 2003 -- LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI) announced today that Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation, is a new customer for LSI Logic Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBA). The quad-channel ITI7004G2-LC HBA ( http://adapters.lsilogic.com ) will enable operation of the NCR6840 Quad Modular Fibre Channel Disk Array, which is a key component in large parallel processing systems that have been designed by Teradata for active data warehousing. The design win for LSI Logic reinforces the company's leadership position in the highly price-competitive, 2Gbit PCI-to-Fibre Channel market segment.

The LSI Logic ITI7004G2-LC Fibre Channel HBA features four independent 2Gbit (400 MBps, full duplex) Fibre Channel ports for maximum connectivity. The 4-channel card saves valuable PCI slots and offers lower latency and system cost than alternatives that require switches. The board uses the LSI Logic Fusion-MPT(TM) (Message Passing Technology) architecture, which allows for optimal, robust performance and design flexibility.

The NCR6840 Fibre Channel storage solution incorporates both LSI Logic Fibre Channel modular disk array technology and NCR value-add technology to provide a solution that is tightly integrated into the Teradata Data Warehouse environment.

"In clustered environments with intensive I/O demands, our 2 Gbit Fibre Channel boards provide excellent performance, proven reliability and industry-leading distance-to-interconnect technology," said Bob Anderson, director for the LSI Logic HBA Division. "As well, all our adapters have gone through rigorous interoperability testing." ( http://interop.lsilogic.com )

About the Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) Architecture

Fusion-MPT architecture, using industry standard ARM(R) processor technology, uniquely employs the same device driver that supports Ultra320 SCSI, Serial Attached SCSI, Serial ATA and Fibre Channel, eliminating the need to develop, install and qualify separate device drivers for each physical interface. The architecture enables OEMs to invest in a single I/O architecture that allows them to choose the best physical interface for their application while retaining the flexibility to migrate to new technologies. LSI Logic considers its Fusion-MPT architecture to be the fastest, most efficient and versatile architecture implemented in high performance I/O controllers today. The architecture will be applied to emerging interface technologies such as Serial Attached SCSI, as products evolve. http://lsilogic.com/fusion

About LSI Logic Corporation

LSI Logic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, http://www.lsilogic.com .

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