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Solarflare Demonstrates Wire Speed Virtualization Acceleration over 10GBASE-T at Intel Developer Forum
Solarflare Communications, the leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon and reference designs, today announced that it will showcase its high-performance virtualization acceleration and standards-based 10GBASE-T solutions over copper Category 6A cabling at IDF, September 18-20, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Solarflares demonstration will highlight the companys virtualization acceleration hardware and software supporting line rate 10GbE. This enables the delivery of cost-effective bandwidth for intensive applicationssuch as streaming rich media, Web 2.0, data center virtualization and network convergencethat require the next level of Ethernet.

Solarflares demonstration is the first to deliver wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a virtualized server environment, said Bruce Tolley, vice president of marketing for Solarflare. Our 10GbE products make it easy and cost-effective to implement 10GBASE-T solutions in the virtualized data center without sacrificing performance thereby supporting a variety of next generation applications.

Solarflares 10GBASE-T Server adapter reference design NIC runs on XenSources XenEnterprise v4 virtualization platform, offering advanced performance and ease of use for Windows and Linux virtual machines.

For todays data centers, hosting a large number of virtual machines leads to an increasingly demanding server workload, which causes strain on the network, said Simon Crosby, chief technology officer at XenSource. With XenEnterprise v4 and Solarflares acceleration technology, were able to comfortably achieve line rate performance on 10Gig, delivering the highest-performing virtualization platform in the industry.

The demonstration will take place at Solarflares booth, number #753. To set up an appointment to meet with Solarflare during the show, please contact Erin Arnold or Katie Eakins at 619-516-2559 or

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2007 5:52 AM by David Marshall
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