Sunday, August 23, 2009

Solarflare Announces 10 Gigabit Controller Family, 10GBASE-T LOM Chip

Solarflare Communications introduced its new family of 10GbE controllers, including the industry's first 10GBASE-T LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) product.

This new product family, which represents the company's third-generation 10GbE products consists of the Solarstorm SFL9022 dual-port LOM, the Solarstorm SFL9021 single-port LOM and the Solarstorm SFC9020 dual-port controller.

Solarflare said its 10GbE controllers achieve sub-6 microsecond latency, enabling the use of 10GbE interfaces in high-performance, real-time applications, such as high-frequency trading, Web 2.0 and cloud computing applications.

The SFC9000 family also features a fully-virtualized architecture, which supports 10x the number of virtual machines and virtual NICs as leading competitors, and the ability to provision and manage IP flows to ensure optimal application performance and network resource utilization. The family also includes the world's first fully-integrated 10GBASE-T LOM, which enables the lowest cost, backwards compatibility with 1000 Mbps Ethernet and support for installed cabling media. These are all critical requirements for broad-based adoption in industry standard and volume servers. Solarflare's controllers deliver 37 Gbps aggregate bandwidth and a full array of stateless offloads.


Other key features include:

  • Less than half the power consumption of 1oGbE solutions, enabling 10GbE to be deployed in high-density servers with limited airflow and power budget

  • Support for 10x the number of virtual machines and virtual NICs as the leading competitors, and the ability to provision and manage IP flows to ensure optimal application performance and network resource utilization

  • 37Gbps aggregate bandwidth and a full array of stateless offloads that are fully compliant with leading operating systems and hypervisors

  • 10GBASE-T LOM, enabling backwards compatibility to 1GbE

  • Driver support for Microsoft Windows, Redhat and SUSE Linux, Solaris, VMware and Citrix XenServer.


The SFC9000 family is now sampling.
http://www.solarflare.com

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