Neterion, Inc.

Neterion, Inc.

June 28, 2005 08:00 ET

Neterion and AMD Team to Establish New 10 Gigabit Ethernet Performance Record

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Jun 28, 2005) -

Neterion's Xframe II Adapters Running on Servers Equipped with Dual-Core AMD Opteron Processors First in Industry to Reach Full 10 GbE Line Rate Speeds

Today Neterion Inc., an industry leader in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter market, announced that Xframe® II, an adapter based on the PCI-X 2.0 bus architecture with Double Date Rate technology, used AMD Opteron™ processors to set a new record for network bandwidth.

The performance testing was conducted and monitored in AMD's performance labs in Austin, TX. Uni-directional traffic sustained a level of ~9.86 Gigabits per second, virtually reaching the nominal line-rate of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, to easily eclipse the earlier record of ~7.7 Gbps held by Neterion. At ~14.5 Gbps, bi-directional traffic rates nearly doubled the previous number.

"These record-breaking results indicate that the AMD Opteron processor's superior design and Xframe's optimized architecture are an ideal combination for achieving levels of low latency and high performance required for networked server and storage applications in data centers," noted Dave Zabrowski, President & CEO of Neterion.

The testing also demonstrated best-in-class CPU utilization (less than 15% observed), leaving the vast majority of the CPU cycles available to process applications.

"Neterion's accomplishments are just more proof points of the performance gains when implementing AMD Opteron processors with Direct Connect Architecture," said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD (NYSE:AMD). "These impressive benchmarks are helping set new standards, and AMD provides the backbone -- pushing the performance envelope with AMD64 technology and the recent introduction of Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors."

About Neterion, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Neterion Inc. has locations in Cupertino, California and Ottawa, Canada. Neterion delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet hardware & software solutions that solve customers' high-end networking problems. The Xframe® line of products is based on Neterion-developed technologies that deliver new levels of performance, availability and reliability in the datacenter. Xframe, Xframe II and Xframe E include full IPv4 and IPv6 support, and comprehensive stateless offloads that preserve the integrity of current TCP/IP implementations without "breaking the stack." Xframe drivers are available for all major Operating Systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX, IBM's AIX, Sun's Solaris and SGI's Irix. Neterion has raised over $42M in funding with its latest C round taking place in June 2004. Formerly known as S2io, the company changed its name to Neterion in January 2005.

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AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Xframe II is a registered trademark of Neterion, Inc.

NOTE TO EDITORS: In the second paragraph, there is a "tilde" symbol before each of the following: "9.86 Gigabits," "7.7 Gbps," and "14.5 Gbps." This symbol may not appear properly in some systems.

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