Chelsio ships Terminator 6 unified wire line of protocol offload adapters

High performance Ethernet unified wire adapter provider Chelsio Communications, Inc. has begun shipping the Terminator 6 (T6) 10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet (GbE) network adapters, the company said.

The T6 powered adapters are based on the sixth generation of its hyper‐virtualized Unified Wire ASIC architecture and scaled to deliver 100Gbps wire speed bandwidth, ultra-low latency and high message processing capacity.

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, add support for integrated offload of IPsec, TLS/SSL, DTLS and SMB 3.X crypto.

Chelsio provides 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. The Chelsio Unified Wire offloads protocol traffic, providing no-compromise performance with high packet processing capacity, sub-microsecond hardware latency and high bandwidth.