LeWiz Introduces Dual-Port 10GigE PCI-Express Network Cards
LeWiz Communications introduces a dual-port 10GigE PCI-Express NIC with
optional TCP/IP acceleration, and announces the availability of its low-profile
single-port 10GigE NIC with optional full TCP/IP acceleration for both copper
Raising 10Gbps NIC performance to another notch, LeWiz offers 2-port 10Gbps
NIC on the high performance PCI-Express bus. Taking advantage of its advanced
TOE architecture, the LeWiz 10Gbps Ethernet NIC cards with optional TCP/IP
acceleration are designed specifically for servers, storage, and client systems
with PCI-express and PCI-X slots. Available immediately are the Talon3220 board
-- a 2-port 10GigE NIC with 8-lane PCI-express, and the Magic2028-10G board -- a
1-port 10GigE low profile NIC with 64-bit PCI-X. Both cards can operate in the
familiar NIC mode or TOE mode with full TCP/IP acceleration (see Figure 1).
In the NIC mode, LeWiz's 10GigE NICs can operate in a wide range of operating
system environments from Windows to Linux, making these NICs simply work
everywhere from desktop clients to data-center servers and storage systems. In
the full TOE off-load mode, these NICs can operate in the Linux environment with
low CPU utilization and higher speed capability.
The dual port 10GigE PCI-Express is ideal for storage systems that require
mirroring or backup function. One port can be connected to the storage-server
connection and the other can be connected to the mirror or the backup system.
Using only one card and 1 PCI-Express slot saves system cost, reduces heat and
at the same time makes use of the high performance PCI-Express bus. The dual
port can also be bonded to form a 20Gbps pipe offering a network throughput that
would satisfy the bandwidth appetite of any system in the market.
LeWiz has also shipped the low-profile single-port 10GigE PCI-X NIC with
optional TOE. The low profile feature enables LeWiz's card to operate in small
form factor equipment such as 1U and 2U systems. It also enables LeWiz to offer
10GigE NIC in the "hundreds dollar" range making this card one of the lowest
cost in the industry. Contact LeWiz for its low cost volume pricing structure.
Both cards utilized chips that are in full production since late 2005, making
the products highly reliable, readily available and low risk for users. Low-cost
CX4 copper, short-range and long-range fiber optics are available for both
A wide range of device drivers are available for operating systems:
WindowsXP, WindowsServer 2003, Redhat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Enterprise Linux,
and Fedora Core Linux with 32-bit or 64-bit option. Other device driver options
are available to customers upon request. All device drivers are loadable -- a
unique feature of LeWiz's TOE architecture. No need for users to recompile the
system OS -- easier to use.
Now, LeWiz is putting more magic in the pockets of the IT Wizards in the
industry enabling them to make their network blazing fast, reliable, easy to use
and low cost.
LeWiz will be showing its PCI-Express Talon and PCI-X Magic family of
multi-port GigE and 10GigE NICs and TOE NICs at the Linux World Conference booth
#115 in Boston, April 3-6, 2006; INTEROP Exposition booth #1484 in Las Vegas
4/30-5/5, 2006; and Microsoft WinHEC in Seattle 5/23-25, 2006.
About LeWiz Communications, Inc.
LeWiz is the world's leading supplier of hardware-based, multi-port TCP/IP
accelerated chip and NIC solutions that enable the highest performance, and
lowest power consumption in networked systems. The LeWiz solutions are designed
to optimize board space, system efficiency and data performance in servers,
blade servers, network-attached storage, iSCSI storage devices, and security
systems. LeWiz is a privately held company based in San Jose, California. For
more information about LeWiz and its products, please visit the company's Web
site at http://www.lewiz.com