T3 Mezzanine Card Enables High Performance, Low Power and Fabric Convergence on SIGMABLADE Server Blades



T3 Mezzanine Card Enables High Performance, Low Power and Fabric Convergence on SIGMABLADE Server Blades

SUNNYVALE, CA – Aug 07, 2008 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced that its T3-based 10GbE Unified Wire adapters have been selected by NEC Corporation as the high-speed interconnect for its SIGMABLADE Server Blades, enabling server networking, storage networking and clustering on the single platform, which is targeted at medium- and large-sized enterprise environments.

Integrating Chelsio’s 10GbE technologies into the NEC SIGMABLADE server product line enables fabric convergence while delivering best-in-class performance and low power, ensuring our customers can effectively run their various business IT applications with a reasonable investment in IT infrastructure, said Kimihiko Fukuda, general manager of Client and Server Division, NEC.

Chelsio’s T3-based server adapters enable an NEC Server Blade to concurrently address the clustering, storage, and networking markets without any special requirements for a new switch infrastructure, or a new gateway, or specialized IT personnel, said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio.  This flexibility, when combined with the CPU power and utility savings that are enabled by state-full offload technology, enables the data centers to acquire substantially more compute power for the same investment. NEC is a major worldwide supplier of high performance computing systems and we are happy to be sharing this vision with them and to be a part of their total solution.

NEC is utilizing Chelsio’s S320EM-SB-C mezzanine card, a dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter with PCI Express interface.  It has the capabilities to offload TCP/IP, classification, virtualization and traffic management processing from the host systems, freeing up host CPU cycles for other applications.

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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