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Chelsio Ships Expansion Card

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- 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 servers.

"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 networking."

Chelsio Communications Inc.