Sunday, March 26, 2006

Force10 Introduces Low Latency 10 Gig

Force10 Networks introduced a low-latency, 24-port data center 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch with an Infiniband-like latency of 300 nanoseconds.

Force10 said that at 300 nanoseconds in latency, its 22410 switch delivers the industry's lowest Ethernet switching latency and places 10 Gigabit Ethernet on par with other cluster interconnect solutions, eliminating the need to integrate Infiniband and other proprietary solutions into the network. By bringing ultra low latency to Ethernet, the S2410 allows IT managers to capture the computing benefits of high performance cluster architectures using a familiar and easy to manage technology, simplifying management and reducing operational costs.

The S2410 switch, which is available in a one rack unit form factor, also aims to provide the industry's lowest 10 Gigabit Ethernet port pricing starting at $854 per port.

The Force10 S2410 is available with both CX4 and XFP ports and will begin shipping in April. List pricing for the XFP version of the S2410 is $22,000. The CX4 version is listed at $18,000.

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