SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced it will demonstrate its high-performance PCI Express (PCIe)-based SSD technology in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment during next week's Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco. STEC's s1120 PCIe Solid State Accelerator (SSA) will be demonstrated enabling servers to boot 100 desktops in less than four minutes in a scalable VDI-based system, highlighting how the combination of PCIe and SSD technology in virtualized systems can minimize bottlenecks, improve response time, reduce data center operational costs, and lower overall capital expenses. The PCIe-based SSD demonstration will be in the STEC booth, #442. Additionally, STEC will take part in the forum's NVM Express Showcase, providing conference attendees an opportunity to see products supporting non-volatile memory (NVM) solutions that can take advantage of PCIe technology. The showcase will feature products from leading global storage solutions companies, including the STEC s1120 PCIe SSA, along with hands-on demonstrations of their newest innovations and future technologies. Four Generations of SSD Expertise, High Speeds, Low Latency STEC PCIe accelerators are based on four generations of SSD design expertise and architected to take full advantage of PCIe speeds and deliver low-latency application data access. The s1120's ASIC-based, cut-through architecture delivers extremely low-latency data access by eliminating storage protocols such as SAS and SATA. They require minimal power consumption, therefore delivering very low Watt/IO, while packing exceptionally high storage density into the smallest form factors, which allows for a greater number of flash devices to be installed in industry-standard servers. The s1120 also comes with built-in proprietary CellCare™ Technology to provide industry-best endurance/device lifetime that enables the use of multi-level cell (MLC) media even in write-intensive applications.