Chelsio delivers software driver for MAC OS X

CHELSIO DELIVERS SOFTWARE DRIVER FOR MAC OS X

Chelsio Adds Unified Wire Adapters to the Expanding Mac OS X Ecosystem

SUNNYVALE, CA – March 12, 2009 -Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced availability of its first software driver for Apple’s Mac OS X operating systems, bringing the high performance of Chelsio’s Unified Wire adapters to the rapidly growing Mac OS X-based enterprise data centers.

The multi-function NIC driver, which supports Mac OS X version 10.5.2 and above, is available today from Chelsio and its distributors.  Support for EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) and additional components of the Unified Wire (offloaded iSCSI initiator and iWARP RDMA) will be supported in update releases later this year.

Chelsio is a leading provider of 10Gb Ethernet connectivity and its support for Mac OS X expands the ecosystem of high performance interconnect options for our enterprise data center customers, said Jeanclaude Toma, executive VP at Apace Systems, a leading media workflow and storage system manufacturer. The Chelsio adapter’s ability to deliver high-bandwidth connectivity across a wide range of network environments will be a great benefit to our Mac OS X customers.

“Our Unified Wire adapters have been proven to be the highest performance interconnects for enterprise data center environments utilizing Mac OS X,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. “These all-in-one Ethernet adapters are future proofing Mac OS X environments and enabling low cost fabric convergence.”

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 www.chelsio.com.

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