Chelsio reaches milestone with 100th platform win


Rackable Systems Offers Chelsio Unified Wire Adapters for Entire Line of Server and Storage Products for Enterprise Data Centers

SUNNYVALE, CA – February 10, 2009 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced its 100th platform win – Rackable Systems, Inc. now includes Chelsio’s full line of 10GbE Unified Wire adapters for its entire line of enterprise data center storage and servers.

As one of the leading providers of x86 servers, Rackable Systems has developed a unique data center-down approach to address the needs of even the most complex computing environments.  Their server and storage solutions provide key advantages enabling IT environments to greatly reduce power consumption and dramatically shrink the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Rackable Systems decided to offer Chelsio’s full line of 10GbE adapters, recognizing their high performance and plug-and-play nature, said Geoffrey Noer, vice president of product management at Rackable Systems. Chelsio is a leader in promoting fabric convergence, and their architecture dramatically improves CPU efficiency, minimizes software licensing, simplifies data center wiring, all which helps deliver low TCO.  The Unified Wire adapters are a great fit for our server and storage platforms.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by Rackable Systems. As an industry leading server and storage platform supplier for the large-scale enterprise data center, they represent well the class of customer attracted to our Unified Wire solutions,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. “Announcing the 100th platform win is a major milestone for Chelsio – our Unified Wire adapters are leading the convergence of server, storage and networking over 10Gb Ethernet connectivity.  All aspects of our Unified Wire (NIC, TOE, iSCSI, iWARP, Filtering, Traffic Management, Virtualization, Data Integrity) are independently proven and in production, allowing us to iron out the quality issues that are seen only when production is scaled in multiple environments.”

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