SOURCE: Demartek


July 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Demartek Publishes Evaluation of Broadcom FCoE/iSCSI Adapter

ARVADA, CO--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - Demartek announces its evaluation of the Broadcom BCM957712-S dual-port, 10GbE Converged NIC. This Broadcom adapter supports 10Gb Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) with full hardware offload and iSCSI with full hardware offload. This adapter fits the description of a Converged Network Adapter (CNA).

"We were able to achieve 1.7 million IOPS for FCoE random reads and more than 1 million IOPS for iSCSI random reads using this Broadcom adapter," said Dennis Martin, Demartek President. "Broadcom has demonstrated very strong performance and good CPU efficiency when compared to both full-hardware-offload adapters and non-hardware-offload adapters. For IT managers considering a CNA with storage over Ethernet capabilities, we recommend evaluating the Broadcom BCM957712-S adapter."

This Demartek evaluation is available at: or by following the links on the Demartek web site.

Demartek also provides the FCoE Zone and iSCSI Zone on its web site for additional resources including product evaluations, technical articles and more.

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    Dennis Martin