High performance, small form factor and low power consumption are some key criterions in the design and selection of an SSD product. Enterprise SSD products are also characterized by a very high "mean time between failures" (MTBF) value, high data integrity and end-to-end data protection. Enterprise SSD products are expected to be used in heavy workload environments and still deliver high performance. This paper addresses some key challenges and requirements for the underlying CPU in an Enterprise SSD solution. It highlights how a multi-core ARC HS Processor and ARC EM Processor based SoC proves to be the ideal choice for the Enterprise SSD product, and explains how some key Enterprise SSD application requirements are easily met with ARC processors.
Daniel Sun, Sr. Manager of Design Verification, Starblaze