Chelsio 10GbE Unified Wire to support‚ IBM system cluster 1350



High Performance, Low-Power Interconnect Delivers For Demanding HPC Applications

SUNNYVALE, CA – May 5, 2008 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced its high performance and low power T3-based 10GbE adapter cards will serve as the Unified Wire interconnect for the IBM (NYSE:IBM) System Cluster e1350, the integrated, factory built and tested high performance computer clustering solution that includes server technology from IBM and networking technology from leading vendors.

Chelsio is a performance leader for high speed interconnects, and its low power 10GbE adapters are ideally suited for the extreme performance supercomputing environments served by the System Cluster 1350, said Sergio Amoni, director of marketing for System x and BladeCenter at IBM. The flexibility of the Unified Wire technology fits well with the diverse and application-rich HPC installations served by the 1350 solution.

Chelsio’s low-profile Unified Wire adapters are the highest performance 10GbE adapters for storage, server and cluster networking.  The adapters for use with the IBM System Cluster 1350 include the low profile S310e-SR+ optical and S310e-CXA CX4 copper adapters, and the S320em-BCH, a dual-port mezzanine card designed for the IBM BladeCenter H platform.  All the products are scheduled for release by IBM in the second half of this year.

The IBM System Cluster 1350 is a comprehensive computing solution for many of the most-demanding HPC cluster designs around the world, said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. Our Unified Wire adapters deliver the flexibility, the low-power consumption and the high-throughput requirements of the leading HPC environments, and we are pleased to be a part of the System Cluster 1350 solution.

For more information about the IBM System Cluster 1350, visit

About Chelsio Communications, Inc.
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven unified wire technology.  Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications.  For more information, visit the company online at


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