Completes Grid Computing Project, Accepts Beta Site Orders
MA -- 05/04/05 --
Micros, Inc. has announced the completion of its second
USDOE funded Phase I STTR project: the SeaFire
Engine. The resulting architecture is a scalable,
10 - 40 Gbps offload engine for grid computing. SeaFire
is now accepting Beta system orders from customers requiring
the ultra high-speed NIC's and C-NIC offload engines.
requiring a full 40 Gbps offload engine benefit from the
Engine C-NIC, which offloads functions including
FEC, DDP/IP, TCP/IP, and IPSec. Dual on-board network processors,
within the patent-pending architecture, allow for the system
to Intelligently adapt to network conditions for optimal
network utilization, while maximizing data bandwidth efficiency
on a per processing node basis.
requiring direct connection to WAN OC-192, OC-192c, EOS,
POS, or 10 GigE LAN, but not requiring the above full offload
features, are available as dual and quad channel NIC's for
the PCI Express interface. The NIC's are capable of handling
64kByte SONET sized packets.
applications include globally integrated control and detection
for tactical, weapons, radar, sonar, and system of systems
monitoring and surveillance. The SeaFire
Engine C-NIC allows for nationally and globally
linked clusters, using leading-edge open-source software.