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Fujitsu 10GbE switches suit high-performance servers

Posted: 21 Nov 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Fujitsu? XG2000? 10GbE? Gigabit Ethernet? switches?

Fujitsu Computer Products of America Inc. has announced its XG2000 switch series, the third generation of the company's Layer 2, non-blocking, single-chip 10GbE solution.

The Fujitsu XG series' ultralow latency switching allows IT professionals to build powerful systems with a compact form factor and a flexible network interface. Powered by Fujitsu's 20-port, 10GbE Switch LSI, the switches offer low latency and are claimed to be among the highest-performance and most cost-effective switches available.

"Today, we are seeing increased demand from IT professionals in high-performance computing as well as enterprise and video server/storage markets for 10GbE switches as a high-performance technology to interconnect servers," said Vic Herring, senior director, new products group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "As the marketplace for IP-based storage networks continues to surge, the Fujitsu XG switches are the ideal products to address the demands to build high-performance and cost-efficient networks for servers and storage systems."

The XG2000 family offers a low port-to-port latency of 300ns while still delivering 400Gbps non-blocking throughput performance. Featuring an extremely flexible design, the XG2000 series is available as either a 20-port XFP optical solution, or in 16 CX4 ports with additional four ports of XFP optics, all in a compact 1U form factor. And with a variety of XFP interfaces (CX4, SR and LR) available, IT professionals are able to select the option that will help them create the best network architecture for their needs, the company said.

Additional highlights of the XG2000 series include an on-chip 3Mbyte proprietary multistream buffer for full bandwidth performance, advanced security features, data reliability and low power consumption. These factors, combined with the switches' ultralow latency and high performance capabilities, make them a suitable component for high performance computing (HPC), video server and storage especially high-definition, enterprise server and storage applications and emerging Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Network Attached Storage markets.

The XG2000 switch will be available for purchase in December through select Fujitsu distributors, while the XG2000C switch will begin shipping in Q1 2007.

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