NetXen Teams With HP

NetXen provides first 10-Gigabit Ethernet network adapter technology for HP BladeSystem c-Class servers

August 7, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NetXen, Inc., a leading provider of breakthrough 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) technology and products, today announced that its NetXen Intelligent NIC solution will be used in the HP NC512m Dual Port 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Server Adapter.

The HP NC512m network adapter includes NetXen’s Linux Sockets Acceleration™ (LSA) for the HP BladeSystem c-Class family of high-performance blade servers. NetXen’s Intelligent NIC controller is now offered in 10GbE adapters across the entire portfolio of HP BladeSystem servers, providing a consistent user experience and feature set for 10GbE connectivity.

The HP NC512m multifunction server adapter offers the highest bandwidth available in an HP BladeSystem Ethernet adapter and supports stateful Linux TCP offloading based on NetXen’s LSA technology. Support for accelerated iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) and RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) are planned for future firmware releases. The NC512m is compatible with the new corresponding HP 10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch, providing a complete solution for 10-Gigabit connectivity all the way from the server to the core network.

“The NetXen Intelligent NIC solution simplifies the process for customers to upgrade to 10GbE performance in the datacenter,” said David Pulling, president, NetXen. “The availability of 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapters that utilize NetXen’s Intelligent NIC controllers across HP’s entire BladeSystem c-Class ProLiant server family moves 10GbE one step closer to becoming the technology foundation for a unified datacenter communications fabric.”

NetXen Inc.

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