Monday, August 16, 2010

Solarflare Ships its Dual-port 10GBASE-T

Solarflare Communications has begun shipping its latest dual-port 10GBASE-T server adapter based on its 65 nm SFT9001 transceiver. The company also confirmed that it has multiple design wins underway for its upcoming 40 nm SFT9104 transceiver, which enables higher-density switches and adapters, and possesses a latency specification and a thermal footprint competitive with SFP+.

Solarflare's SFN5121T 10GBASE-T dual-port server adapter, announced in June, operates at less than 13 watts, which is less than half the power of competitive offerings, according to the company. It delivers triple speed Ethernet: 100Mbps, 1000Mbps and 10Gbps Ethernet for broad compatibility with the installed base of Ethernet. It also offers hardware-assisted virtualization, supports the emerging PCI SIG SR-IOV (single-root IO virtualization) standard, and accelerates guest applications in VMware, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper V environments.

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