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NetEffect introduces smallest form factor, lowest power 10-GigE adapter for HP BladeSystem c-Class

March 18, 2008

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AUSTIN, Texas -- NetEffect, Inc., the leader in 10Gb Ethernet connectivity solutions, today introduced the worlds first Type I, fully accelerated 10Gb Ethernet adapter for HP BladeSystem c-Class customers. Working with the HP 10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch, the highly integrated, dual-port NetEffect adapter makes ultra-low latency, 10Gb wire speeds available in the smallest c-Class mezzanine card form factor, delivering exceptional configuration flexibility and power efficiency for HP BladeSystem c-Class systems.

The NetEffect NE020BSC 10Gb accelerated Ethernet adapter can be used in any (Type I or Type II) mezzanine slot in HP BladeSystem server blades. At 6.5 watts (typical), the NE020BSC consumes less than half the 15-watt power limit set for Type I cards and one third the power required by other HP-certified 10Gb c-Class adapters. Lower adapter power results in enclosure-level power savings that enable administrators to increase rack densities and thus processing per square foot.

Like all NetEffect adapters, the multifunction NE020BSC maintains its ultra-low latency, high performance under real-world data center loads, and supports simultaneous networking, clustering, and storage traffic using only a single firmware and OS driver image. Its Virtual Pipeline Architecture strikes the perfect balance between hardware state machines and embedded CPU cores, accelerating all Ethernet traffic through techniques including TCP offload, iWARP (RDMA over Ethernet), and User-level Direct Access to provide a fully accelerated adapter.

"NetEffect's support for the HP BladeSystem c-Class continues our commitment to the blade computing community," said Rick Maule, president and CEO, NetEffect. "Our NE020BSC mezzanine adapter gives data center managers unprecedented levels of performance, flexibility and power efficiency within the innovative HP BladeSystem c-Class infrastructure architecture."

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