Chelsio delivers logo certified driver for Solaris Ready Program


SUNNYVALE, CA – February 20, 2009 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced it has completed certification of software drivers for the Solaris Ready Program, which includes OpenSolaris Operating Systems (OS) from Sun Microsystems, bringing the performance and total cost of ownership benefits of its Unified Wire adapters to OpenSolaris-based servers in enterprise data centers.

Chelsio 10GbE adapters, which now include the Solaris Ready logos, currently support the multifunction NIC driver, and additional features of the Unified Wire will be released later this year.  The driver supports iSCSI Boot on OpenSolaris and PXE Boot on OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 today, and Chelsio will also introduce offloaded iSCSI initiator and standard iWARP RMDA as part of the support roadmap, planned for this year as well.

“Chelsio is a key player in the push to deliver converged network solutions and we are happy to see Chelsio Unified Wire adapters offer proven interoperability with the Solaris Operating System by completing the Solaris Ready Certification Program,” said Cynthia Hardenbrook, director, ISV Engineering at Sun Microsystems.

“We are pleased that our Unified Wire adapters are now logo certified for enterprise data center environments for the Solaris Ready programs,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. “Our all-in-one adapters future proof Solaris installations, delivering fabric convergence and enabling lower total cost of ownership through power savings and platform flexibility.”

The drivers for OpenSolaris and Solaris 10 are available today from Chelsio and its distributors.

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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