Chelsio Delivers World Record Ethernet Performance With TCP/IP Offload Technology
Using AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based Systems
Sunnyvale, CA, --
Chelsio Communications, Inc., an established leader in 10-Gigabit Ethernet server adapters and protocol acceleration technology, today announced it has again set a new world record for internet data transfer using it’s unique 10 gigabits-per-second TCP/IP offload technology together with AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems. Chelsio is joining AMD (NYSE: AMD) in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the AMD Opteron processor and the growing AMD64 ecosystem by announcing this new world record using both companies’ industry-leading products and technologies.
“The combination of high-performance AMD Opteron processors and Chelsio’s unique 10 gigabits-per-second protocol offload technology allows for much greater application CPU cycles per dollar,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio Communications. “By coordinating routine network processing tasks between the CPU and Chelsio’s protocol engine, AMD Opteron processors are dedicated to running the application programs, thereby resulting in a very high performing and extremely efficient server solution.”
The University of Tokyo, Chelsio Communications and an international team of engineers established the world’s longest 10 Gigabit per second link ever recorded for the transmission of internet data by connecting two AMD Opteron processor-based servers over three continents, spanning 17 time zones and reaching more than half way around the world. Each server was equipped with a Chelsio 10 Gigabit Ethernet Protocol Engine with TCP/IP offload technology. A transfer rate of 7.21 Gigabits per second was sustained using a single TCP stream and standard 1500-byte Ethernet frames over trans-continental link, breaking the world record. At this transfer rate and distance, a full-length DVD can theoretically be transferred anywhere on the earth in under 5 seconds.
“Chelsio's 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter with TCP/IP offload technology is an excellent complement to the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture, which was designed to offer balanced I/O bandwidth and deliver the greatest value to enterprise customers,” said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "The incredible performance of AMD Opteron processors and Chelsio's 10G TOE adapters are enabling record-breaking network speeds."
At 10 gigabits-per-second rates, it’s widely accepted that CPU throughput limits performance. Chelsio’s TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) technology enables higher CPU throughput, extending the application performance of servers and resulting in lower total cost of ownership for data centers. Similarly, AMD’s revolutionary Direct Connect Architecture continues to be the best approach of directly connecting CPU, memory, and I/O resources to improve the overall system performance and efficiency. Working closely with partners such as Chelsio Communications, AMD has raised the standards for high performance computing.
Chelsio’s Complete Product Family
Chelsio offers the broadest family of 10Gb Ethernet and protocol acceleration products available today supporting x86-64 technology in all major server operating systems including Linux, Windows and Solaris. The product line includes:
- T210 10GbE Protocol Engine, the world’s highest-performing 10Gb Ethernet adapter with full TCP/IP Offload (TOE) and iSCSI acceleration.
- T110-CX 10GbE Protocol Engine, the industry’s first and only 10Gb Ethernet adapter for copper media, supporting the 10GBASE-CX4.
- N210 10GbE Server Adapter, a 10Gb Ethernet adapter with turn-key software drivers for all major operating systems is the lowest priced server adapter in the industry for 10Gb Ethernet connectivity.
- T204 4x1GbE Protocol Engine is a four port Gigabit Ethernet adapter with full TOE and iSCSI acceleration, offering the best price/performance solution for IP storage networking systems.
Chelsio will be exhibiting its entire product family next week at Microsoft’s WinHEC conference in Seattle, in booth #208.
About Chelsio Communications
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven protocol acceleration technology. Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards with protocol offload, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications. For more information, visit the company online at www.chelsio.com
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