LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, opens the Interop show (booth #1839) with the latest award-winning line-up of connectivity solutions for cloud computing, green IT and converged data center, including its latest StrataXGS® BCM56840 10/40 GbE switch series, a Best of Interop finalist.
The latest StrataXGS BCM56846 switch builds on the innovation of the BCM56840 series by providing a 200 percent increase in layer 2/layer 3 network address and virtual switch ports scalability, support for the latest IEEE data center networking specifications, and a 20 percent reduction in power consumption. Data center switch systems built using the BCM56840 series have been broadly deployed by leading OEMs targeted for cloud computing, web 2.0, financial services, high performance computing (HPC) and business analytics applications.
Enabling the Green Data Center
Broadcom continues to drive innovation in enabling green networks with the industry's broadest portfolio of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) devices that significantly reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions. It is estimated that over 150 million metric tons of CO2 are used to power IT equipment with a global price tag of approximately $16 billion per year(1). Broadcom's award-winning proprietary AutoGrEEEn™ technology allows system designers to reduce power consumption in the physical layer of the network by 70 percent or more. This could help reduce CO2 emissions in the U.S. alone by up to 2.85 million metric tons(2).
World's Fastest Converged Network Adapter
Cloud, enterprise and data centers demand 10GbE network bandwidth and Fibre Channel over Ethernet connectivity to support server virtualization, consolidation and convergence. Broadcom will showcase the world's fastest converged network adapter with record-setting FCoE performance of over 1.7 million IOPS (input/output operations per second), based on its BCM57712 converged network adapter (CNA) platform, as well as leading-edge iSCSI performance of over 1.1 million IOPS on the same device. In addition to FCoE and iSCSI, the BCM57712 supports EEE and features server-class reliability, availability, and scalability, coupled with dynamic, robust manageability.
Industry's Broadest Portfolio of 40nm EEE and IEEE1588 PHYs
With the addition of 40 nanometer (nm) 10/100/1000BASE-T physical layer (PHY) devices and dual and quad port 10GBASE-T PHYs, Broadcom now offers the industry's broadest selection of EEE and IEEE1588 PHYs developed using 40nm process node technology. Broadcom is the leading provider of solutions based on 40nm with a full suite of highly integrated, low-power switches, controllers, and PHYs that simplify the design and lower the costs of system architectures for a wide range of network applications. Using advanced 40nm process technology allows Broadcom to deliver high performance EEE, AutoGrEEEn and IEEE1588 enabled PHY solutions, that lower power consumption, reduce footprint and increase port density.
Network and Storage Consolidation vs. Convergence: Presentation
In addition to live in-booth demonstrations (booth #1839), Broadcom will host a conference session focused on network and storage consolidation versus convergence. Greg Scherer, vice president of server and storage strategy in Broadcom's Infrastructure & Networking Group will provide industry insight on the practical implications of "one-wire" convergence versus consolidation. The session, open to all attendees will be held Wednesday, May 11, 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. PDT in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, room J.
(1) According to the ITU World Summit on the Information Society.
(2) – IEEE 802.3az: The Road to Energy Efficient Ethernet – Published November 2010
Potential savings based on the following factors:
- Full deployment of EEE on a population of links equal to those in use today
- Assuming all 10/100 links become 1G
-Some migration of data center links to 10G
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