|The Chelsio Network Direct (ND) driver is Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL)-certified by Microsoft as an iWARP Ethernet RDMA solution for High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters running Windows 2008 R2. In addition, the driver and Chelsio Unified Wire Adapters have been fully qualified by IBM as part of the HPC solution for the IBM® Intelligent Cluster products (IBM’s fully integrated, factory-built and tested HPC products).
Network Direct Chelsio 40GbE vs Mellanox 56G IB
This paper presents raw performance data comparing the Chelsio T580-LP-CR 40GbE iWARP adapter and Mellanox ConnectX-3 FDR InfiniBand adapter. Traditionally, InfiniBand had enjoyed a performance advantage in raw bandwidth and latency micro-benchmarks. However, with the latest 40GbE and 100GbE standards, Ethernet now shares the basic physical layer with IB and has essentially caught up on these basic metrics.
Chelsio Communications, a leading provider of 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Unified Wire Adapters, ASICs and Unified Storage solutions, today announced the availability of Network Direct (ND) Driver for Windows Server 2008 R2 on the Chelsio Unified Wire adapters. They are the only Internet Wide Area RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) Protocol (iWARP) adapters in the industry that are fully tested and certified for ND on Windows Server 2008. This Microsoft certification enables Chelsio adapters to be the preferred high performance and cost-effective solution for all Windows HPC applications.