GENROCO has reported achieving a record 127 megabytes per second
(MB/s) of sustained TCP/IP throughput using the company's GSN-6466 PCI
Gigabyte Systems Network (GSN) host bus adapter (HBA) on a Sun
UltraTM 60 workstation running the SolarisTM Operating Environment (OE). In June
at a Sun benchmarking center in Portland, GENROCO demonstrated a new
Sun FireTM 6800 Server receiving 270 MB/s via TCP/IP with the GSN
HBA -- better than twice the December record.
"We have now clearly shown customers and partners that our company can
deliver real, open systems interfaces which can sustain streams of
uncompressed HDTV, 4K film, and other high bandwidth imaging," Don
Woelz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GENROCO, said.
"GENROCO is grateful to be working with Sun on pushing the edge of the
data movement envelope. We believe we can further improve on these
results in the months to come."
TCP/IP is the basic communication language or protocol used on the
Internet and most private computer networks. PCI is an open computer
interconnection system between a microprocessor and attached devices in
which expansion slots are spaced closely for high speed operation.
Developed by Intel as a local CPU bus, PCI is now designed to be
independent of microprocessor design. PCI is installed on most new
UNIXR servers and desktop computers.
GSN is the first ANSI standard, gigabyte-per-second network
interface. This technology represents the highest bandwidth and
lowest latency open interconnect, providing full duplex 8000 megabits
per second of error-free, flow-controlled data transmission.
GENROCO plans to demonstrate high performance storage and network
benchmarks at several industry and customer events during the next
several weeks. In fact, GENROCO expects to announce several GSN
design wins during the next several months.
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