Chelsio Agrees to Provide 10/40GbE Unified Wire Adapters to Open Compute Project

By CIOReview | Friday, March 11, 2016
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Fremont, CA: Chelsio, a leading tech-firm with focus on unraveling high-performance networking and storage disputes for virtualized enterprise data-centers, recently declared the engagement of its 10GbE and 40GbE Unified Wire adapters in the Open Compute Project (OCP).

The optimized adapter design for OCP is devised for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization as well as alternative data center applications in an Open Compute Network and Storage environment.

Both the T580-OCP-SO and the T520-OCP-SO have memory free dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapters to go along with a PCI Express 3.0 host bus interface. Moreover, both of these adapters are based on the highly integrated, hyper-virtualized 10/40GbE controller—Chelsio T5. This offers full offload support of complete Unified Wire solutions including NIC, TOE, iWARP RDMA, iSCSI, Security and Filtering, and Traffic Analytics and Management.

T5 manages to provide no-nonsense performance in-tandem with high packet processing capacity, submicrosecond hardware latency and high bandwidth, powered by the PCIe Gen3 bus. It allows concurrent low latency and high bandwidth operation and scalability to true 40 Gigabit line rate operations from a single TCP connection to numerous divergent connections permitted by multiple physical channels through the ASIC.

 “The OCP ecosystem continues to demonstrate positive momentum when technology leaders such as Chelsio take a dynamic role in shaping the future of open networking, through not only its open participation in Open Compute Project but through the willingness to open the specs and designs around its T5 Unified Wire product line,” said Amber Graner, Operations Director and Community Manager, Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation. “The Chelsio T5 adapter contributions are a great example of how OCP is accelerating the future of open hardware in the networking ecosystem.”

“Chelsio is committed to Open Ethernet and to enabling the freedom of choice of hardware and software for best data center return on investment,” said Dr. ‘Asgeir Eiriksson, chief technology officer at Chelsio. “We’re very gratified to help enable the OCP ecosystem with our industry leading Unified Wire adapter solutions.”

Chelsio is a leading technology company focused on solving high performance networking and storage challenges for virtualized enterprise data centers, cloud service installations, and cluster computing environments. Now shipping its Fifth generation protocol acceleration technology, Chelsio is delivering hardware and software solutions including Unified Wire Ethernet network adapter cards, unified storage software, high performance storage gateways, unified management software, bypass cards, and other solutions focused on specialized applications.