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Unified Wire 10/40GbE Adapters Attain 'OpenPOWER Ready' Compliance

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Remote Direct Memory Access SUNNYVALE, CA: Chelsio Communications, a company that provides high performance Ethernet adapters for networking and storage has apprised that its Unified Wire 10/40GbE adapters are now ‘OpenPOWER Ready’ compliant.

The adapters which have achieved the compliance are: T520-BT– dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter; T520-CR – dual-port low-profile 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter; T520-SO-CR – memory free dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter; T580-CR – dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter; T580-LP-CR – dual-port low-profile 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter; T580-S0-CR – memory free dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Wire adapter. These Unified Wire adapters are designed for Storage, Cloud Computing, HPC, Virtualization and other data center applications in an OpenPower Compute and Storage environment.

All of the adapters are built on the highly integrated, hyper-virtualized 10/40GbE controller - Chelsio T5, with full offload support of a complete Unified Wire solution comprising of Network Interface Card (NIC), TCP Offload Engine (TOE), internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol ( iWARP), Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Security and Filtering, and Traffic Analytics and Management.

Chelsio T5 controller provides steadfast performance packed with high processing capacity, sub-microsecond hardware latency and high bandwidth. The controller also scales 40 Gigabit line rate operation from a single Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection ensuring simultaneous low latency and high bandwidth operation owing to the multiple physical channels.

“Chelsio is committed to OpenPower and to enabling the freedom of choice of hardware and software for best data center Return on Investment. We're very gratified to help enable the OpenPower ecosystem with our industry-leading Unified Wire adapter solutions achieving OpenPower Ready Compliance,” says Asgeir Eiriksson, Chief Technology Officer, Chelsio.