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January 23, 2013

Chelsio Announces Terminator 5

The ever increasing business needs have created the requirement of high-density and low-latency networks. These networks facilitate data center scalability and enhance the manageability and help the users to reduce IT costs.

Looking to improve the performance in Ethernet silicon technology domain, Chelsio Communications (News - Alert) has unveiled its latest high performance Ethernet silicon technology. Named Terminator 5, this new product helps users move the architecture into 40GbE speeds.

T5 is ideal in both low latency and high bandwidth environments. It operates from numerous physical channels with the help of ASIC. T5 is said to be ideal for TCP/IP and UDP (News - Alert)/IP socket applications and for storage networking functions, the company stated.

Storage networks are important for companies as they bring together various types of storage devices with data servers. These devices will be accessible from anywhere at any time, and hence, they provide easy use and reduction in cost for the users.

Chelsio Communications offers 10 Gigabit Ethernet storage networks that improve storage bandwidth. According to the company, this 10 Gigabit Ethernet storage makes it easier to shift to the IP SANs. The company's products are important as Ethernet is a highly used technology for storage.

“The Terminator 5 ASIC is an important evolutionary step for Chelsio, bringing all the offload, virtualization, and switching capabilities of the existing T4 chip to 40Gbps performance levels," said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group.  "The arrival of the T5 should accelerate the convergence of networking, storage, and clustering around 40G Ethernet.”

Recently, the company unveiled Unified Wire API, which caters to the future requirements of 40G and 100G speeds. According to the company, the software in this API will support the Chelsio ASICs that will be introduced in the future.

Edited by Carlos Olivera

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