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SGI Taps Into The Power Of 10

Silicon Graphics on Monday said it will offer 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on its storage, servers, workstations and graphics systems.

The company is using the new PCI-X adapter option for customers who need to transfer massive data sets or for huge I/O data streams. "By increasing Ethernet bandwidth up to 10 times over today's standard interconnect speeds, SGI enables those customers to move and process data via Ethernet faster than ever before," the vendor said in a statement.

Products now featuring 10Gb Ethernet include InfiniteStorage SAN, NAS, and DLM solutions; Altix servers and superclusters; Origin servers; Tezro workstations; and Onyx visualization systems.

For users of SGI servers, NAS storage and visualization systems, the company will offer the Xframe 10 Gigabit Ethernet card from S2io Inc. The 10-Gb Ethernet adapter for SGI systems can be placed in a standard PCI-X slot for port aggregation, potentially replacing multiple 1-Gb Ethernet ports with a single 10-Gb Ethernet port, and significantly increasing performance and lowering total cost of ownership.

In addition, the IEEE 802.3ae-compliant card leverages existing data center infrastructure, requires no changes to existing 50-micron cabling, operating systems or network administration tools.

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