December 17, 2007
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 14 -- Chelsio Communications
Inc., the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified wire
solutions, today announced availability of its T3-based Unified Wire
Accelerators, which enable server networking, storage networking and
clustering on a single platform, for the IBM BladeCenter. The 10GbE
Unified Wire expansion card solution (CFFh) has been qualified by
industry organization Blade.org for use with IBM BladeCenter enterprise
"IBM continues to innovate and evolve blade server computing with
the trailblazing IBM BladeCenter platform," said Kianoosh Naghshineh,
president and CEO of Chelsio Communications. "With the Chelsio 10GbE
Unified Wire expansion card for IBM BladeCenter, customers can deploy
networking, storage, and cluster communications over a unified 10GbE
fabric for ease-of-use, reliability, availability and performance."
The new S320EM-BCH expansion card from Chelsio, an active Blade.org
member, is a dual-port 10Gb Ethernet adapter with PCI Express
interface. It offloads TCP/IP, iSCSI and iWARP RDMA processing from the
host system, freeing up host CPU cycles for other applications.
Chelsio's 10Gb iWARP implementation is the only one in the industry
accepted into the Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution. As such, this
card can seamlessly run InfiniBand applications on 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Further, when combined with Chelsio's commercial grade iSCSI target
stack, it can run Fibre Channel applications on Ethernet. The adapter
consumes only 16W, making it also the lowest power solution of its type
in the market.
"Blade.org continues to expand the ecosystem of technologies and
solutions available for blade customers," said Doug Balog, chairman for
Blade.org and vice president of development for IBM BladeCenter. "The
new 10GbE Unified Wire expansion card built by Chelsio for IBM
BladeCenter enables blade customers to build flexible I/O networks
utilizing a 10GbE-based unifying fabric for clustering, storage and
IBM BladeCenter is the broadest portfolio of blade offerings in the
industry, with five blade enclosures, five compatible server blades and
five I/O fabrics with a common architecture that allows clients to mix
and match offerings. IBM has also taken a unique approach in the
industry by opening up the IBM BladeCenter hardware architecture, which
has created market and revenue opportunities for hundreds of companies
selling peripherals like network and storage cards, switches and
The S320EM-BCH is list priced at $895 and is available from Bell Microproducts, Chelsio's distribution partner.
About Chelsio Communications
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking,
storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance
and proven unified wire technology. Featuring a highly scalable and
programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and
multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency
and superior throughput required for high-performance computing
applications. For more information, visit the company online at www.chelsio.com/.
Blade.org is a collaborative organization and developer community focused on accelerating the development and adoption of blade server solutions. The organization provides leadership to the blade market and fosters a thriving industry ecosystem focused on delivering valuable solutions to blade computing customers. For more information, visit the organization online at www.blade.org/.
Source: Chelsio Communications Inc.
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