Chelsio Demonstrates High Performance SSD Cacheing With Unified Storage Server at SC11

Chelsio Is Also Participating In Multi-Vendor Demonstrations in Ethernet Alliance and Open Fabrics Alliance Booths

Nov 14, 2011, 10:50 ET from Chelsio Communications, Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chelsio Communications, a leading provider of 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters and ASICs, today announced it will demonstrate the Chelsio Unified Storage Server (USS) software enabling cloud providers to achieve maximum performance for SSD cacheing applications, in the Chelsio booth (#3019) at SC11 in Seattle.  

Chelsio is also participating in multi-vendor demos in the Ethernet Alliance (#5101) and Open Fabrics Alliance (#6010) booths.

Using Chelsio 10GbE Unified Wire-optimized Unified Storage Server (USS) software along with Fusion-io hardware, private and public cloud providers can achieve unprecedented transactional and throughput performance combined with enterprise-grade storage availability and manageability.  

The SC11 demo will show how Chelsio USS with Fusion-io IODrive SSD cacheing supports both SAN and NAS protocols to enable a dramatic performance boost for both read and write network I/O.  The USS-SSD cacheing combination is an optimal solution to the random storage access patterns caused by data center consolidation and virtualization, which typically results in poor storage performance and slow access times.

In the EA booth, Chelsio is participating in:

  • 10GBASE-T Demo: Chelsio is showcasing the latest T420-BT Unified Wire Adapter in the Cisco UCS Server hooked to a Cisco 10GBASE-T switch.
  • iWARP Demo:  Chelsio and Intel are participating in the iWARP interoperability demo using the STAR CCM+ simulation software.
  • Storage Demo: Chelsio is demonstrating its iSCSI and FCoE Targets.  One can use any initiator to log into the iSCSI and FCoE targets.
  • 40GbE Demo:  Chelsio is showcasing 40GbE traffic with the latest T440-LP-CR Unified Wire Adapter.

In the OFA booth, Chelsio is demonstrating in the T420-CR utilizing iWARP as the transport for 20GbE Lustre over iWARP storage used for video streams.  Chelsio T420-CR cards are located in both the Local Node (Seattle) and Remote Node (Chicago) – running 20GbE Lustre-o-RDMA (iWARP) – the pipe running streaming video more than 6,000 miles stopping at various locations around the globe.

About Chelsio Communications, Inc.

Chelsio is a leading technology company focused on solving high performance networking and storage challenges for virtualized enterprise data centers, cloud service installations, and cluster computing environments.  Now shipping its fourth generation protocol acceleration technology, Chelsio is delivering hardware and software solutions including Unified Wire Ethernet network adapter cards, unified storage software, high performance storage gateways, unified management software, bypass cards, and other solutions focused on specialized applications.  Visit the company at

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