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Dolphin Interconnect is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. U.S. operations are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Dolphin maintains sales offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Oslo, Germany and France and is represented internationally by a network of resellers, distributors and integrators. Dolphin has deep experience in developing leading and innovative computer interconnect technology. Since the early 1990's the company has been instrumental in the development of many of the industries most important standards including PCI, SCI, StarFabric, and PCI Express. Dolphin has supplied its interconnect products to major industry players including Siemens, Philips, Sony, Lexmark, Sun MicroSystems, Lexmark, Boeing, and Thales.

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  • editor's comments:- September 2013 - Starting in 2009 and for a few years thereafter - Dolphin marketed a range of rackmount SSDs which internally used arrays of its own PCIe SSDs - similar in a way to what Fusion-io does now in its ioScale - but different in that Dolphin interconnected their racks using its own pioneering campus-wide PCIe transparent fabric technologies - rather than FC SAN.

    Dolphin seems to have backed away from the track of supplying SSD systems - but still offers rack and cabling technology which supports fast storage systems. The company says its express reflective memory technology (pdf) can multi-cast data across a set of interface adapters in under 200 nanoseconds.

    For current trends in these markets take a look at the guides for PCIe SSDs and rackmount SSDs, and the article exciting new directions in rackmount SSDs
Dolphin's milestones in SPARC history and SSD market history

In the early 1990s - when I was publishing the SPARC Product Directory - Dolphin (like many other oems at the time - including Sun) used my publication's services to expand its presence in the SPARC systems market. Dolphin's high speed remote memory interconnects (which were later called InfiniBand) were so good that Sun bought the technology in 2000.

In March 2009 - Dolphin launched the StorExpress a rackmount SLC flash SSD with upto 960GB capacity. The PCIe connected SSD has R/W throughput upto 2,700MB/s and 50 microsecond access latency. Dolphin quotes a figure of 270,000 IOPS but the initial datasheet doesn't break out IOPS figures for reads and writes. The StorExpress can be located upto 10m from the host bus using copper cable and 300m with optical fibre.

In April 2009 - MAGMA and Dolphin jointly announced they have collaborated to develop an improved version of the latter's previously announced 2U StorExpress PCIe SSD product line, which will ship next month. Capacity options include 0.5TB (under $20K), 1TB and 2TB. It achieves 270K read and write IOPs (512 bytes to 4KB blocks) and up to 2.8GB/s of sustained bandwidth. Latency is less than 50µS. The StorExpress enclosure can be positioned 1,000 feet away from the host server using fiber.

In May 2009 - Dolphin's CEO,Tim Miller shares his SSD Bookmarks with readers of

In December 2009 - Dolphin announced that it intended to merge with Best Media AS (an ISP based in Norway - which operates IPTV, IP telephony, internet and mobile phone services).

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