SOURCE: Solarflare Communications

Solarflare Communications

November 11, 2009 08:00 ET

Solarflare Communications to Speak at Interop New York and the STAC Performance Summit in London

Company Executives Will Discuss the Latest Technologies and Strategies for Greener Data Centers and Low-Latency Trading

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - CTO Dr. George Zimmerman and chief software architect Dr. David Riddoch, both at Solarflare Communications, the leader in standards-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon, will present at upcoming industry events. Speaking at Interop New York and the STAC Performance Summit respectively, Solarflare's senior technologists will provide expert insight on green trends in data center management and tactics for low-latency trading.

At Interop New York, Dr. Zimmerman will focus on steps IT professionals can take to measure and ultimately reduce energy consumption in data centers. This panel of technology experts will look at the annual estimate of energy consumption and financial costs of operating IT as the first step towards greener IT. Dr. Zimmerman will focus on how new technologies, such as Dynamic Power Scaling™ and Energy Efficient Ethernet, can be used to reduce energy consumption.

Sponsored by the STAC Benchmark Council, the STAC Performance Summit is a forum to gain in-depth knowledge of new technologies and benchmarking best practices for the financial trading markets. Dr. Riddoch's presentation will look at recent performance testing that shows Solarflare Solarstorm® SFN4112F 10GbE server adapters with OpenOnload™ can achieve 5 microsecond TCP/UDP application latency. This is achieved without the need to change applications or run new protocols on the wire, all while supporting the transmission of millions of messages per second.

Measuring Your Green IT Baseline - Your First Step To Greener IT

When: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 3:00pm
Where: Interop New York, Jacob Javis Convention Center
Moderator: Doug Washburn, analyst, infrastructure and operations, Forrester
Panelists: George Zimmerman, CTO, Solarflare Communications; Berna Devrim,
CMO network systems, Cisco Systems; Calvin Nicholson, director of product
marketing, Server Technology; Richard Muirhead, CEO and founder, Tideway

Innovation Roundup: Ultra Low Latency without The Pain

When: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 3:00pm
Where: STAC Performance Summit, Deutsche Bank, London, England
Presenter: David Riddoch, chief software architect, Solarflare

Solarflare designs and develops the industry's highest-performing, lowest-power 10GbE vNIC controllers, 10GbE server adapters and 10GBASE-T transceivers. Optimized for all key virtualization platforms including Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, Solarflare's Solarstorm Ethernet dual-port 10GbE controller consumes less than 2.5 watts at full line-rate, delivering the optimal balance in performance and power efficiency. At under 5 watts, Solarflare's 10Xpress® 10GBASE-T PHY with dynamic power scaling™ is the lowest power PHY in the industry and supports distances of greater than 100 meters on UTP Category 6A cabling, 100 meters on STP Category 6, 55 meters on UTP Category 6 and 45 meters on UTP Category 5E cabling. For additional product information and pricing, send a request to

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About Solarflare Communications, Inc.

Solarflare Communications is a semiconductor company delivering the next level of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE). As the leading provider of standards-compliant 10GbE silicon, Solarflare's robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10 Gigabit Ethernet makes possible next-generation applications such cloud computing, server virtualization, network convergence and low-latency networking (with OpenOnload™) for market data applications. The privately held company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a development center in Cambridge, UK, and has announced relationships with Accton, Arista Networks, Citrix, CommScope, Delta Networks Inc., Panduit, SMC Networks and VMware. For more information visit

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