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New Enhancements Boost Chelsio’s 40Gbps T5 Adapter Capabilities

Jul 27, 2015 |

The release of three new software enhancements adds even more capabilities to Chelsio Communications’ powerful Terminator 5 (T5) ASIC. The T5 is a fifth generation, high-performance 2x40Gbps/4x10Gbps server adapter engine with Unified Wire capability, enabling offloaded storage, compute and networking traffic to run simultaneously. T5 based adapters are high performance drop-in replacements for Fibre Channel Read more…

Chelsio Looks to Close Ethernet-InfiniBand Gap

Jan 24, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”93″ height=”92″ />This week Chelsio Communications unveiled its latest Ethernet adapter ASIC, which brings 40 gigabit speeds to its RDMA over TCP/IP (iWARP) portfolio. The fifth-generation silicon, dubbed Terminator T5, brings bandwidth and latency within spitting distance of FDR InfiniBand, and according to Chelsio, will actually outperform its IB competition on real-world HPC codes.

Latency in the Cloud – How Low Can We Go?

Jun 26, 2012 |

At the HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2012 in Hamburg, in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’12), VMware’s HPC guru Josh Simons delivered a presentation of particular interest to followers of the HPC cloud space. The session tackled the million dollar HPC cloud question: “Are cloud computing and virtualization only useful for running throughput workloads or can latency-sensitive applications be run as well?”

RoCE: An Ethernet-InfiniBand Love Story

Apr 22, 2010 |

The “Rocky” road to low-latency Ethernet.

OpenFabrics Alliance Weaves Its Story at SC09

Nov 15, 2009 |

We have developed something of a tradition at HPCwire in the weeks leading up to each year’s SC conference; we interview the chairman of the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA). Jim Ryan of Intel has been the OFA’s chair all these years, and our annual interview with Jim was as interesting as ever.

An Ethernet Protocol for InfiniBand

May 21, 2009 |

The upcoming IEEE standard for Data Center Bridging — a.k.a. converged enhanced Ethernet — could pave the way for a new low-latency RDMA over Ethernet protocol that leaves iWARP in the dust and provides a seamless way to integrate InfiniBand into the datacenter.