States Department of Energy Awards SeaFire Phase I Funding
to Develop Ultra High-Speed Offload Engine Firmware and
MA -- 09/27/04 --
United States Department of Energy has awarded SeaFire with
a Phase I grant to develop their ultra high-speed offload
engine system, for Grid computing applications. As system
full data bandwidth reaches or exceeds 10 Gbps, the software,
hardware, and protocol designs change when compared to present
TOE and R-NIC solutions within industry. The bandwidth and
latency demands are addressed by the new, efficient, Sea
Fire Engine architecture
under development. The results of Phase I will be used to
manufacture a Beta-Stage system in Phase II, to be tested
within a wide area network ( WAN ) environment.
Fire Engine applications
include a new family of ultra high-speed offload engine
firmware and hardware for cluster and Grid computing systems
using WANs. Spin-off applications include offload engine
systems for blade servers, storage area networks, and communications
systems, as communication speeds exceed 10-40 Gbps.
details to follow...