Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Chelsio's 10GbE Adapters Support Windows 2008 Servers

Chelsio Communications' 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) Unified Wire adapters now fully support Microsoft Windows Server 2008, enabling stateless NIC, TOE, iSCSI and clustering for data center and high performance computing (HPC) environments running Windows Server 2008.

Chelsio has added Windows Server 2008 support for Microsoft Network Direct, Microsoft Winsock Direct (WSD) and Microsoft TCP Chimney. Network Direct is a new low-latency RDMA network API that is part of Windows HPC Server 2008. Winsock Direct is Microsoft's API for direct communication between user space applications. WSD bypasses the operating system and allows for a lower latency interface. It is primarily used for clustering and HPC applications.