Menlo Park, CA--April 28, 1997--StreamLogic Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) announced that Apple Computer (Cupertino, CA) will be shipping StreamLogic's PCI Ultra SCSI JackHammer with all new Apple 9650 WorkGroup Servers.
StreamLogic also announced that its Hammer, SledgeHammer, and SledgeHammer-Pro families are fully compatible with all the new Apple WorkGroup Servers.
The JackHammer's bus mastering design allows the CPU to off-load drive-management tasks to the JackHammer, freeing the Apple WorkGroup Server to perform other tasks. Advanced features such as SCSI disconnect/reconnect, tagged command queuing, and complete support for either synchronous or asynchronous I/O maximize the performance of drives to increase productivity.
The JackHammer is run by StreamLogic's customized Apple SCSI Interface Module driver, optimized for maximum performance.
Included with the JackHammer is a software control panel that has easy-to-configure user interfaces to update the parameters or reprogram the JackHammer, and the ability to diagnose pinouts.
StreamLogic's PCI Ultra SCSI JackHammer is fully compatible with all SCSI-1, Fast SCSI-2, Fast & Wide SCSI-2 and Ultra SCSI storage devices. The PCI Ultra SCSI JackHammer's intelligent Direct Memory Access transfers data directly to memory. Tagged Command Queuing improves drive performance by enabling multiple I/O requests to be stored and sorted, and then executed together.
The flash ROM chip ensures future compatibility--firmware is easily upgraded through software. The PCI Ultra SCSI JackHammer adds a high-performance Ultra SCSI-3 port to the Apple WorkGroup Server, while leaving the native SCSI port of the server fully functional. Up to 15 internal or external SCSI devices are supported per card.
The PCI Ultra SCSI JackHammer will be shipping with Apple's WorkGroup Servers in May 1997.
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