Customers Using Scali MPI Connect Can Now Leverage Latest Generation of Ubiquitous Ethernet Networking



Customers Using Scali MPI Connect Can Now Leverage Latest Generation of Ubiquitous Ethernet Networking

SUNNYVALE, CA & MARLBOROUGH, MA – June 5, 2008 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, and Scali, the leader in high-performance clustering solutions for datacenters, today announced Scali MPI Connect v5.6.3 is now supported by the Chelsio family of 10GbE Unified Wire RDMA/TCP (iWARP) adapters. MPI (Message Passage Interface) is one of the most successful standards in the computing industry and has a ubiquitous leadership in high performance computing.  Scali MPI Connect is a performance leader among the various MPI implementations, improving end-users’ ROI of their compute resources and includes patent-pending support for iWARP-enabled relaxed packet ordering.

Chelsio’s iWARP solution supports uDAPL (User Direct Access Programming Library) and is OFED (OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution) compliant.  Support for the OFED software stack is already integrated into major versions of Linux distributions from Red Hat Inc. and Novell, Inc., making the Chelsio iWARP approach a plug-and-play’ solution for Linux users.  Now with Scali MPI Connect support for Chelsio 10GbE iWARP adapters, Scali MPI Connect users can further enhance the performance of their applications, using Ethernet-based adapters that deliver the industry’s lowest latency and 10 times the message rate over existing standards-based cluster networking products.

The performance of 10GbE adapters from Chelsio makes them an ideal fit for Scali customers seeking a complete Ethernet-based solution for their intensive computing needs, said Rob Secontine, Scali’s vice president of sales. We are excited to work with Chelsio and expect that our customers will be enthusiastic about using Chelsio’s industry-leading interconnect products.

Scali MPI Connect is a fully integrated MPI solution that enables companies to take seamless advantage of leading interconnect technologies to build high-performance clusters. Heterogeneous support allows customers to utilize these features without constraints based on hardware platform, operating system, interconnect or configuration.

Working with Scali MPI Connect allows us to provide the highest performing Ethernet-based interconnect for the HPC community, said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio Communications. Integrated Software Vendors using Scali MPI Connect will be able to avoid the expense of testing and supporting numerous variations of their applications for 10GbE-based Linux clusters.

Chelsio 10GbE Unified Wire adapters are the leaders among standards-based cluster interconnect offerings.  With Scali MPI Connect support, Chelsio adapters now seamlessly interoperate with applications from the numerous ISVs supporting the Scali MPI Connect standard.  Customers can run many different applications on top of 10GbE iWARP RDMA to solve their higher-level problems in reduced time and scale their problems more efficiently on large clusters, while leveraging the built-in NIC, iSCSI Target and Initiator, Virtualization, and TOE functionalities.

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

About Scali and Scali MPI Connect
Founded in 1997, Scali is the leading developer of a fully integrated message passing interface (MPI) library that enables companies to take advantage of premier interconnect technologies to build high performance clusters.  Scali MPI Connect is designed to enable applications to run at maximum performance through its unique, high performance, patent pending technology.  Scali MPI Connect supports a wide range of customer environments while lowering the number of binaries required, and delivers superior application performance.  Hundreds of companies, including Goodyear, Daimler AG, Lockheed Martin, US Army and Naval Air, Schlumberger and Shell benefit from using Scali’s MPI libraries. The company is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts with research and development in Oslo, Norway and Nagpur, India. Visit for more information.

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Rob Secontine
Scali, Inc.
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