Chelsio delivers unified wire line of protocol offload adapters

Chelsio Communications, Inc. has released its Terminator 6 (T6) 10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet (GbE) network adapters based on the sixth generation of its hyper‐virtualized Unified Wire ASIC architecture, the company said.

The T6 powered adapters are the industry´s highest performance Ethernet interfaces, scaling to deliver 100Gbps wire speed bandwidth, ultra low latency and high message processing capacity.

With a comprehensive suite of offloaded storage, compute and networking protocols — including iWARP (RDMA/TCP), TCP/IP, UDP/IP, NVMe over Fabrics, iSCSI Offload and FCoE with T10‐DIX; Terminator 6 (T6) enables network convergence and provides unprecedented performance in virtualized environments, while dramatically increasing host system efficiency and lowering communication overhead.

Support for integrated TLS/SSL, DTLS, IPsec and SMB 3.X crypto in the T6 adapters allows for tremendous differentiation for the end product. For example, T6 adapters are capable of encrypting/decrypting network data at line rate and in an in-line fashion (with or without integrated TCP Offload Engine), while concurrently doing encryption/decryption of storage data in a co-processor mode, thus enabling concurrent secure communication and secure storage, all for the price and power of a typical NIC.

The new T6 adapters enable fabric consolidation by simultaneously supporting TCP/IP and UDP/IP socket applications, RDMA applications and SCSI applications at wire speed, over legacy switching infrastructure, thereby allowing InfiniBand and Fibre Channel applications to run unmodified and concurrently over standard Ethernet in BSD, Linux and Windows environments. They run all the host software of its predecessor, T5, as-is, thus enabling leveraging of all the prior software investment. They offer all the features of T5, and in addition adds support for integrated offload of IPsec, TLS/SSL, DTLS and SMB 3.X crypto.

Chelsio is a recognized leader in high performance (10Gb/25Gb/40Gb/50Gb/100Gb) Ethernet adapters for networking and storage within virtualized enterprise datacenters, public and private hyperscale clouds, and cluster computing environments. With a clear emphasis on performance and delivering the only robust offload solution, as opposed to simple speeds and feeds, Chelsio has set itself apart from the competition. The Chelsio Unified Wire fully offloads all protocol traffic, providing no-compromise performance with high packet processing capacity, sub-microsecond hardware latency and high bandwidth.