Chelsio and AMCC Demonstrate Complete Low-Cost iSCSI Storage Solution at ESC 2007 Conference

Apr 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from Chelsio Communications, Inc.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chelsio
 Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet and iSCSI
 acceleration adapters and ASIC solutions, and Applied Micro Circuits Corp.
 (AMCC) (Nasdaq:   AMCC) today announced the two companies are teaming up to
 demonstrate a complete, low-cost iSCSI storage solution at the Embedded
 Systems Conference 2007, held this week in San Jose, CA.
     The complete, low-cost GbE storage solution from client to storage
 server is running hardware accelerated RAID 5 on Linux. The storage server
 includes AMCC's 440SPe "Katmai" evaluation board featuring the PowerPC
 440SPe storage processor with high performance hardware RAID computational
     Mounted on the board is a 2x1 GbE T3 acceleration card from Chelsio
 acting as the iSCSI target and an LSI Logic SAS IOC card. The Katmai
 platform is connected to an 8-disk storage array. The 440SPe runs Linux and
 the MD driver has an ADMA interface that allows it to access the
 RAID-specific DMA engines of the 440SPe storage processor. A Microsoft
 Windows laptop computer acts as the iSCSI initiator. Chelsio's iSCSI 3.1
 Target software provides a fully featured target functionality. This is a
 complete system solution for achieving GbE iSCSI storage networking on a
 low-cost Linux-based platform.
     "This end-to-end demonstration includes all the elements of an iSCSI
 storage solution and shows that such a system is readily achievable based
 on a low-cost, low-power PowerPC 440SPe platform," said Charlie Ashton,
 director of software at AMCC. "We are delighted to partner with Chelsio on
 this reference implementation and look forward to working with them on
 future programs that provide even higher system-level performance on
 low-cost platforms. AMCC's S-series PowerPC processors enable customers to
 develop affordable, power-efficient storage solutions and we are pleased
 that Chelsio can provide our customers with key elements of their systems."
     "Our demonstration with AMCC here at ESC 2007 highlights the
 possibilities today for delivering low-cost and high performance iSCSI
 storage capabilities using T3 and Chelsio's commercial grade iSCSI 3.1
 storage software, in combination with AMCC's embedded storage processor,"
 said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. "This same
 combination also delivers the capability of running unmodified InfiniBand
 and Fibre Channel applications in an Ethernet converged fabric environment,
 as well as the ability to easily upgrade to 10GbE functionality using the
 same software."
     About Chelsio Communications
     Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking,
 storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and
 proven unified wire technology. Featuring a highly scalable and
 programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and
 multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency and
 superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications.
 For more information, visit the company online at
     About AMCC
     AMCC blends system hardware and software expertise to provide the
 essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of data
 worldwide. The #1 high-port count Serial ATA RAID controller line, AMCC's
 3ware family of SATA RAID storage solutions deliver cost-effective,
 high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers
 worldwide in applications such as disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage,
 network-attached storage (NAS), video, and high-performance computing. The
 company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices throughout
 the world. For more information, visit or
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