The architectural innovations made possible by the Scalable Networking initiative introduce new APIs for hardware vendors to develop network acceleration and offload solutions that can integrate seamlessly with the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. IT professionals benefit from the greatest flexibility in selecting the Scalable Networking technologies that best fits their needs, from the hardware vendors and Microsoft OEM’s that they are already familiar with.
Together, Microsoft and its partners provide customers with end-to-end solutions for cost-effective scaling of network-based applications.
Acer ranks as the world's No. 4 branded PC vendor, designing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their life. Since spinning-off its manufacturing operation, Acer has focused on globally marketing its brand-name products: mobile and desktop PCs, servers and storage, LCD monitors and high-definition TVs, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Acer's unique Channel Business Model has been instrumental in the company's latest success. The model encourages partners and suppliers to collaborate in a winning formula of supply-chain management, allowing Acer to provide customers with fresh technologies, competitive pricing, and quality service. Established in 1976, Acer Inc. employs 5,600 people supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Revenues in 2005 reached US$9.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com.
Alacritech is the innovator of Dynamic TCP Offload™ technology and solutions that enable the highest performance and efficiency in networked systems. Alacritech Accelerators, in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack, efficiently offload TCP/IP protocol processing to reduce system overhead and eliminate network bottlenecks. Alacritech Accelerators cost-effectively allow servers to scale to address increasing networked application bandwidth requirements driven by multi-gigabit networking. For more information on how Alacritech Accelerators support Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack, please visit http://www.alacritech.com/Company/PressCenter/PressReleases/052306-Alacritech_Accelerates_SNP.aspx
Ample Communications Inc. is a leader in providing innovative Ethernet silicon for wired communications. Ample, together with industry partners, is accelerating the industry’s transition from legacy to high-performance Ethernet for the volume PC platforms. The high-performance Ethernet silicon provides a significant boost in platform performance and brings in new levels of cost and power efficiency to the PCs. It is expected that, in the near future, this will become a standard feature for all PCs – servers, workstations, desktops, notebooks, and storage.
Broadcom has shipped over 100 million Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controller chips to date, demonstrating its leadership in the GbE LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) market and continues to maintain its number one position in GbE revenue and units shipped according to independent market research firms. Leading the charge in next generation enterprise servers is Broadcom’s NetXtreme® II family of converged network interface controllers (or C-NICs) designed to drastically change the way servers are built and deployed in the future. This family of single-chip C-NIC devices simultaneously runs three specific functions--including accelerated TOE (TCP offload engine) for data networking, accelerated iSCSI for block storage networking, and accelerated RDMA (remote direct memory access) for high-performance server clustering--all over a single Ethernet fabric.
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage, and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven protocol acceleration technology. Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards with protocol offload, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications. More than 100 customers in 20 countries are using Chelsio products in a multitude of applications, including high-performance cluster computing, server networking, network monitoring, digital media storage, video editing, and post-production.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell sells more systems globally than any computer company, placing it number 25 on the Fortune 500. Dell's climb to market leadership is the result of a persistent focus on delivering the best possible customer experience by directly selling standards-based computing products and services. Revenue for the last four quarters totaled $56 billion and the company employs approximately 65,200 team members around the globe
Fujitsu Limited is a leading provider of customer-focused information technology and communications solutions for the global marketplace with highly reliable computing and communications products and services. Fujitsu has been collaborating with Microsoft to meet customers' most demanding mission-critical system needs with continued improvements in reliability, scalability, and performance. As a result of this relationship, Fujitsu PRIMERGY server series provides further network scalability with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT provider with a strategic focus on next-generation mobility and dynamic data center products, services, and solutions. With a platform and services portfolio of exceptional depth, our offering extends from handhelds through desktops to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services offerings. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a presence in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, with the services division extending coverage up to 170 countries worldwide. Leveraging the strengths, innovation, and global reach of our joint shareholders, Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, we make sure we meet the needs of customers: large corporations, small and medium enterprises, and private users. To meet international standards for corporate social responsibility, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. For more information on Fujitsu Siemens Computers and PRIMERGY Server supporting Scalable Networking Pack, please visit: http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/products/standard_servers/index.html.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses, and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ending Jan. 31, 2006, HP revenue totaled $87.9 billion. For details about products supporting Scalable Networking Pack, go to www.hp.com/go/multifunction-nics.
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions, and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com.
For over 35 years, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution. Today, Intel supplies the industry with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers, and networking and communications products. These products are used by industry members to create advanced computing and communications systems. Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT) moves network data more efficiently through Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers for fast, scaleable, and reliable networking. Intel I/OAT helps provide network acceleration that scales seamlessly across multiple Ethernet ports and is a safe and flexible choice because it is tightly integrated into popular operating systems. For more information on Intel I/OAT, see www.intel.com/go/ioat.
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC and Microsoft have maintained a close working relationship for many years, which allows tight integration of technology advances from both companies. This is clearly evident in NEC's line of Express5800 servers, including 32- and 64-bit general purpose servers, fault tolerant servers, and Itanium 2-based servers, all of which run Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 operating system.
Neterion delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet hardware & software solutions that solve customers' high-end networking problems. The Xframe(r) line of products is based on Neterion-developed technologies that deliver new levels of performance, availability and reliability in the datacenter. Xframe, Xframe II and Xframe E include Receive-side Scaling support, and comprehensive stateless offloads that preserve the integrity of current TCP/IP implementations without "breaking the stack." Xframe drivers are available for all major Operating Systems.
NetXen is a leading provider of high-performance networking and protocol-processing solutions. In March 2006, NetXen launched its Intelligent NIC™ family of fully programmable, multiprotocol networking solutions designed for the volume 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server market. NetXen’s lineup features numerous breakthroughs, including the industry’s first dual port 10GbE products with native PCI-Express support. Founded in 2002, NetXen is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
NVIDIA designed the NVIDIA nForce Professional media and communications processors for professional users who demand stable, reliable, high-performance computing. The NVIDIA nForce Professional line offers a scalable architecture for AMD Opteron™ multiprocessor servers and workstations, including a proven fifth-generation HyperTransport™ design, and a flexible PCI Express™ bus interface. By continuing to build on the innovative single-chip NVIDIA media communications processor (MCP) architecture, NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs provide robust solutions for all professional computing environments.