4Gbps, Dual-Ported TCP/IP Accelerated NIC Available For 64-Bit AMD Opteron™
Processor-Based Platform With 64-Bit Linux OS
San Jose, CA --
LeWiz Communications, Inc. today makes available its
Magic2020TM card with TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) on the 64-bit AMD Opteron™
processor-based platform. The TOE card is available for Linux 2.6 kernel in both 32-
and 64- bit modes. It has been tested with Novell s SUSETM Linux Enterprise Server 9
distribution. Other Linux 2.6 distributions will be qualified in the near future.
“The revolutionary AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture can
dramatically reduce memory bottlenecks and improve system efficiency with AMD
PowerNow!™ technology, said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation marketing,
Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD (NYSE: AMD).
“LeWiz - with its unique architecture — can help enable a new level of performance while
maintaining the AMD Opteron processor’s low power consumption. This is desirable for
high-performance computing systems and other applications where cooling is a concern.”
“Combining a dynamite 64-bit machine like the AMD Opteron processor with the high-performance,
low-power TOE card for the I/O subsystem produces an extremely high-efficiency
computing platform — irresistible for the true engineers,” said Chinh Le,
LeWiz s CEO/CTO.
LeWiz s Magic2020 TOE card used LeWiz s LE2020 TOE chip and has been available
with Linux 2.4 kernel for multiple computing platforms. Its performance has been
independently certified and been shown to dramatically improve the system efficiency
while boosting system throughput to wire rate. The Magic2020 has 2 Gigabit Ethernet
ports. Both ports can work simultaneously and supporting up to 256K TCP/IP sessions.
About LeWiz Communications, Inc.
LeWiz is the world s leading supplier of hardware-based TCP Offload Engine (TOE)
solutions that enable the highest performance, and lowest power consumption in
networked systems based on chip performance not on hype. The LeWiz chips are
designed to optimize efficiency and data delivery in servers, network-attached storage,
iSCSI storage devices, and RDMA devices. LeWiz is a privately held company based in
San Jose, California. For more information about LeWiz and its products, please visit the
company s Web site at www.lewiz.com
LeWiz Communications, the LeWiz logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
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combinations thereof, and AMD PowerNow! are trademarks of Advanced Micro
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