SOURCE: Solarflare


May 28, 2013 08:00 ET

Solarflare High-Performance Server Adapters Are Now Available as Fully Supported Options From IBM

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Solarflare, a leader in application-intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking software and hardware, announced today that its latest generation Performant and Onload server adapters are generally available on the IBM Power Systems™ Linux servers. Solarflare's dual-port SFP+ low profile server adapters deliver unparalleled performance, scalability and reliability for a wide range of mission-critical workloads, including big data, analytics, social business, cloud, grid computing and financial services.

Solarflare dual-port 10GbE Performant and Onload server adapters are available as fully supported server options. Both IBM server adapters utilize a cut-through architecture that delivers exceptional performance, including high throughput, high IOPS, and efficient CPU utilization.

IBM's Onload server adapters also accelerate applications running on IBM PowerLinux Systems, and are fully compatible with OpenOnload®, a high-performance user-level network stack that delivers low latency at high message while maintaining full application compatibility with TCP and UDP support.

"IBM and Solarflare have many mutual clients, and these options will enable us to serve these clients more effectively and efficiently," says Russell Stern, CEO at Solarflare. "Using our server adapters, IBM will now be able to provide Solarflare's application-intelligent networking as a key part of the IBM Power Systems value proposition."

IBM-branded dual-port Performant and Onload server adapters are immediately available as IBM Feature Codes EL3A for Performant adapters and EL39 for Onload adapters. For pricing information and more details, contact your local IBM sales representative.

About Solarflare
Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O products that bridge the gap between applications and the network, delivering improved performance, increased scalability, and higher return on investment. The company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as high-frequency trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California and operates an R&D facility in Cambridge, UK.

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