NAND flash controller manufacturer SMI announced on July 28th, 2022 the launch of MonTitan, a PCIe Gen5 SSD solution platform ideal for the most challenging data center and enterprise applications.
SMI’s new Montitan platform uses a new dedicated ASIC and firmware architecture optimized for performance and QoS. Its unique layered firmware stack enables the development of customer differentiated solutions with a high degree of flexibility and accelerated time-to-market while reducing engineering costs.
MonTitan is a high-performance, user-programmable PCIe Gen5 platform that uses the third generation NVMe master series, SM8366, and supports OCP Datacenter NVMe SSD and NVMe 2.0 specifications. Leveraging proprietary PerformaShape and NANDCommand technologies, MonTitan delivers superior performance, QoS, and industry-leading security.
SMI MonTitan SSD solution platform uses proprietary technologies such as:
- PerformaShape uses hardware isolation to provide ASIC-based QoS sets to ensure maximum BW performance while maximizing user-defined individual performance elements (QoS, latency, RR/RW, power).
- NANDCommand features excellent LDPC error correction and durability extensions for QLC and higher, maximizing enterprise performance for next-generation NAND geometry.
The MonTitan SM8366 ASIC is a dual-port PCIe Gen5 x4 NVMe master controller for enterprise and data centers. It has 16 channels and supports a maximum of 2400MT/s. The SM8366 provides industry-leading 4K sequential (>14GB/s) and random (>3.0M IOPS) SSD performance and includes scalable single/dual channel 40-bit DDR-3200 / DDR5-4800 DRAM interfaces.