Chelsio Communications Becomes Member of

Chelsio Communications, Inc., a market and technology leader enabling the convergence of networking, storage and clustering traffic over 10Gb Ethernet, has joined, the open collaborative organization that enables, develops and promotes standards for Power Architecture® technology. Chelsio is a leading supplier of unified wire to the Power Architecture based solutions.

“ is delighted to welcome Chelsio as an important participant in the organization who will play an integral role in our collaborative community,” said Kaveh Massoudian, CTO, Strategic Alliance, IBM. “10GbE-based network convergence is happening now and Chelsio is a driving force behind this consolidation, which helps enterprises address storage infrastructure challenges including optimized expenses, improved performance, and added efficiencies.”

Chelsio provides a range of 10GbE adapters, ASICs, and storage solutions which enable the convergence of server networking, storage networking, and cluster computing interconnects onto a single platform and a single fabric. At the root of the Chelsio solution set is the Terminator, a proven, protocol-rich 10GbE ASIC that has secured a broad range of OEM platform wins, including server and storage wins, and is broadly deployed. Chelsio’s Terminator ASIC technology is designed in to more than 100 OEM platforms and has successfully been deployed in more than 100,000 ports, enabling unified wire solutions for LAN, SAN and cluster traffic. With its recently announced fourth generation ASIC technology, Chelsio is taking the unified wire to the next level with full offload for TCP, iSCSI, iWARP and Fibre Channel over Ethernet.

“The networks are converging around 10Gb Ethernet for a number of reasons, and the day is coming when enterprise data center network and storage traffic will be sharing a common infrastructure,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio Communications, Inc. “Chelsio is pleased to be an active participant in, an organization that offers a unique opportunity to collaborate closely with market leaders and experts in an effort to further advance and deliver solutions that propel network convergence.”

Since 2005 when was founded, the organization has leveraged its members’ expertise and commitment to deliver new standards, programs and increased business value to the design engineering community, while growing as an organization. The ecosystem is an open community comprised of companies that design, develop, build and support wide breadth of Power Architecture expertise and solutions including microprocessors, design tools, hardware vendors, software, OEM and foundries. Collaborative innovation is the hallmark of the community. Power Architecture technology offers the broadest market and application coverage of any instruction set architecture available. The technology is behind millions of innovative products, including the world’s fastest supercomputers, leading video game consoles, and electronic systems in most of today’s car models. Every phone call, email and Web page touches hundreds of Power Architecture systems.

About Chelsio Communications, Inc.
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven unified wire, storage software and appliance 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.

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