C-NICConverged Network Interface Card
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"Through the combination of the Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack and Broadcom's C-NIC technology, IT professionals can easily benefit from the performance and scalability gains made possible by today's faster networks," said Margaret Arakawa, senior director, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft Corporation.
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has announced that the company's leading NetXtreme(R) II converged network interface controllers (C-NICs) support the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack.
"The combination of Broadcom C-NICs and Microsoft's Scalable Networking Pack enables IT professionals to cost-effectively scale their existing network-based applications to meet the growing demands placed on their IT infrastructure resources," said Greg Young, vice president and General Manager of Broadcom's High-Speed Controller Line of Business.
The acquisition of Siliquent significantly accelerates Broadcom's delivery of 10GbE converged-NICs (C-NICs) for server LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) applications.
The new BCM56580 switch, when combined with the BCM5708S NetXtreme II C-NIC, provides the industry's only 2.5 Gigabit end-to-end solution, simultaneously performing storage networking, high-performance clustering, accelerated TCP/IP data networking and remote management pass-through, all over a single Ethernet fabric.
Broadcom will also showcase a complete, end-to-end 10GbE server solution at the Server Blade Summit utilizing its NetXtreme II 10GbE C-NIC prototype (currently under development), coupled with the StrataXGS III BCM56800 10GbE switch.