Market Overview

Flash Memory Summit 2018: Liqid Delivers Industry First Gen 4.0 PCI-Express NVMe Storage Solution for Breakthrough Data Acceleration


Liqid Leverages PCIe Fabric Expertise to Achieve Unprecedented Gains
in NVMe Performance Delivering Agility Between Storage and GPU for A.I.
Centric Workload

Liqid, leading provider of on-demand composable infrastructure
technologies, announced that it will be demonstrating the industry's
first PCI-Express (PCIe) 4.0 NVMe solid state technology (SSD) at Flash
Memory Summit 2018
. Liqid will demonstrate multiple configurations
of its Gen
4 PCIe Element SSDs
, including the industry's first Gen4 x16 NVMe
storage solution with Dual Ported capability. By leveraging the newly
available Gen4 PCIe interface, the Liqid Element solution delivers
unprecedented data throughput and IOPS performance for artificial
intelligence, machine learning, and other emerging, high-value

"Transforming milliseconds into microseconds, Gen 4.0 PCIe solid-state
solutions from Liqid provide consistent data performance and efficiency
to handle the workloads associated with the Age of Artificial
Intelligence," said Sumit Puri, CEO and Cofounder, Liqid. "We are
honored to be working with a wide array of industry-leading partners and
customers to bring our expertise in PCIe fabrics to deliver supercharged
solid-state performance and answer emerging challenges in the data
center. Liqid is proud to build on our legacy of delivering
award-winning PCIe-deployed infrastructure solutions to market."

PCIe 4.0 NVMe solutions from Liqid deliver strong benefits across
industry verticals, anywhere data performance is a prerequisite for
success. Deployment of the long-awaited Gen 4 PCIe specifications will
accelerate applications across multiple industry verticals, improving
performance in today's cloud-centric and big data compute environments.
Gen4 NVMe will also drive emerging applications in machine learning and
artificial intelligence, 8K digital media processing, virtual and
augmented reality, and much more.

Liqid Element Gen 4 NVMe solid state solutions feature:

  • High performance NVMe SSD with PCIe 4.0 x16 interface
  • Supports up to ~25GB/s and up to ~3.5M IOPS (4KB)
  • Supports up to 8x M.2 modules per card – up to 32TB max capacity
  • Full enterprise class features including Power Loss Protection
  • Multi-Port capability for multi-host access enabling advanced use cases
  • Liqid Command Center provides management software that dynamically
    composes and orchestrates bare metal storage elements from the storage
    pool to individual servers

"Liqid continues to lead in PCIe innovation across the data center.
Their ability to deploy and manage elements connected to PCIe fabrics
gives users an outsize advantage when deploying next generation
platforms," said Jas Tremblay, vice president and general manager, Data
Center Solutions Group, Broadcom Inc. "As the new Broadcom® PEX88000
PCIe Gen4 Switches start to gain a footprint in the marketplace, Liqid
has become an industry leader with solutions that leverage these new
PCIe solutions. We're pleased to work with Liqid to bring PEX88000 Gen4
PCIe solutions to the market that dramatically accelerate the data
pipeline for existing and emerging workloads."

See Liqid PCIe solutions live, Aug 7-9, at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit,
with demos at partner booths: Phison
(booth 614), One
Stop Systems
(119), Marvell
(115), Toshiba
(309), Hagiwara
(134), and Broadcom
(suite). Go to
to schedule a demo and discuss the latest NVMe and Liqid Composable
solutions and services.

About Liqid

Liqid delivers unprecedented infrastructure agility, marking the next
evolution in data center technology. As a global leader in composable
infrastructure, Liqid's open platform allows users, either manually or
through policy-based automation, to effortlessly manage and configure
"physical," bare-metal server systems in seconds. Liqid's software and
hardware work in harmony allowing users, for the first time, to
configure their physical server infrastructure on-the-fly. In this way,
Liqid enables organizations to adapt to technological and business
changes in real time and fully maximize opportunities in today's digital
economy. For more information, contact the Liqid team at or
Follow Liqid on TwitterLinkedIn and Google+.

View Comments and Join the Discussion!