SOURCE: Solarflare


March 11, 2011 03:00 ET

Solarflare Senior Applications Engineer to Share Experience in Developing Middleware for High-Performance Networking Environments

Senior Technologist Mounir Maaref Presenting at French Network Operators Group Meeting

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2011) - Solarflare, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) pioneer, announced today that its senior applications engineer Mounir Maaref will speak at the French Network Operators Group (FRnOG) meeting in Paris, France on Friday, March 11. An informal group of 3,184 members, the FRnOG organization focuses on security, engineering and operation of the French Internet with attendees spanning the range of the infrastructure, including network systems and Linux kernel. Working to enhance the quality of Internet services available, FRnOG organizes meetings among industry leaders to foster the free exchange of technical ideas and information between different companies and organizations. Maaref will speak to attendees about Solarflare's OpenOnload application acceleration middleware and how to leverage the solution within one's environment to optimize network performance.

Session title: Solarflare OpenOnload: Innovations in application performance and vNIC architecture

When: Friday, March 11 at 4:50pm

Where: Institut Océanographique de Paris,195, rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris

Speaker: Mounir Maaref, senior applications engineer

Maaref's 45-minute technical presentation will address specific ways network operation managers, system administrators and IT professionals can implement best-of-breed performance with Solarflare OpenOnload application acceleration middleware that will lead to a significant operational impact on day-to-day network operations. Ideal for high-performance computing, virtualization and cloud computing environments, OpenOnload is a Linux-based, open-source application accelerator that reduces application latency by 50 percent and increases message rates by 3 to 4 times. Mr. Maaref will also explain how Solarflare's hardware assisted virtualization architecture is optimized to support not just OpenOnload but virtual operating systems such as VMware, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Windows Hyper-V.

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About Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Solarflare is the pioneer in high-performance, low-latency 10GbE server I/O solutions. Our architectural approach combines hardware and software to deliver high-performance adapter products and application acceleration middleware for superior performance in a wide range of applications, including financial services, high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, storage and virtualized data centers. Our products are used globally by many of the world's largest companies, and are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell and HP. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, has an R&D site in Cambridge, UK and sales offices in Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit

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