Viking Technology, founded in 1989, leads the Enterprise
storage market in hybrid storage technologies, merging solid state solutions
with DRAM technology, with solutions such as SATADIMMTM (an SSD in DIMM form
factor) and ArxCis-NVTM (a Non-Volatile DIMM, merging DRAM and Flash). With a
breadth of solutions that bridge DRAM and SSD, Viking has the ability to deliver
storage solution ranging from high-performance computing to embedded kiosks. For
more information, visit www.vikingtechnology.com.
Viking Technology is a technology division of
Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a
leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider. The two companies
have established a legacy of providing Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
customers with innovative technological development, industry certified
manufacturing facilities and the benefits of a global supply chain with long
standing, strategic partnerships.
- editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com,
February 2009 - Viking
Modular Solutions launched the ArxCis-NV - an SSD based backup for
RAID controller cache.
When the external logic power rail drops - internal Supercapacitors sustain
power inside the module long enough (typically 10 to 15 seconds) to save the
cache contents to an SLC SSD.
In March 2009 -
Viking Modular Solutions
launched the SATA Cube - a flash SSD which provides upto 256GB capacity in a
small 30x32mm footprint. Sustained R/W speeds are 110MB/s and 79MB/s
respectively. It's available as a BGA device or with a MicroSATA connector.
January 2010 - Viking
it is sampling a range of SAS
and SATA compatible
factors will include:- 1.8",
solutions for space constrained and/or rugged applications.
2010 - Viking
Modular Solutions started sampling its
Slim SATA SSD
- which provides upto 120GB capacity and 260MB/s R/W speeds in less than
half the size of a 2.5"
In October 2011
an extension of their non volatile module range. The
ArxCis-NV plugs into standard
RAM sockets and provides
2GB to 8GB RAM which is backed up to SLC flash in the
event of a
power failure - while the memory power is held up by application dependent
|SSD sudden power
|Why should you care
what happens in an SSD when the power goes down? |
This important design
feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases
- has a strong impact on
SSD data integrity
This article will help you understand why some
SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in
others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be
October 2011 -
Viking shipped the industry's 1st flash backed hybrid DRAM DIMMs. |
DDR3 ArxCis-NV plugged into standard RAM sockets and provided from 2GB to 8GB
RAM which was backed up to SLC flash in the event of a power failure - while the
memory power was held up by an external 25F supercap pack.
said these new memory modules eliminated the need for battery backup units in
servers and the maintenance logistics associated with maintaining them.
|"People look at retail
ads for microSD cards and see a 4GB card for ~$5, whereas an industrial grade
part is many times that amount. |
"Many, younger designers (and
older ones too) think you are trying to pull a fast one on them because the
parts look identical and function in the same socket."
in reply to a question about
SSD education -
and the differences between SLC and MLC for embedded industrial projects - (April 8, 2014)|
|How big was the
thinking in this SSD's design?|
|Does size really does matter in SSD
By that I mean how big was the mental map? - not how many
inches wide is the SSD.
The novel and the short story both have their
place in literature and the pages look exactly the same. But you know from
experience which works best in different situations and why.
it comes to SSDs - Big versus Small SSD architecture - is something which was
in the designer's mind. Even if they didn't think about it that way at the time.
||For designers, integrators,
end users and investors alike - understanding what follows from these simple
choices predicts a lot of important consequences. ...read the article|