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S2io Becomes Neterion

Its all about change over at data center startup S2io Technologies Corp. The Cupertino, Calif., firm has changed its name to Neterion Inc. and overhauled its 10-Gigabit technology (see S2io Changes Name ).

Apparently, S2io failed the “Missouri Mother Test,” according to Dave Zabrowski, the company’s CEO. “I have worked for S2io for two years and my mother never got the name right,” he says.

And Neterion? Apparently the word combines the company’s network heritage and the “promise of discovery and inifinite possibilities,” Zabrowski says.

The source of all this fuss is a PCI-X server adapter called Xframe, which has been developed to connect supercomputers and servers to the likes of 10-Gbit/s switch ports and local area networks (LANs).

At least the message, if not the company's first stab at a name, appears to be getting through. Neterion has chalked up OEM deals with supercomputing giants Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) (NYSE: SGI) and Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY), as well as hardware vendor Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ). (See 10-Gig Gains Momentum and HP Selects S2io's Xframe.)

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