Ultra High Performance, Half Size, Dual Port 40/50/100GbE Unified Wire Adapter
Enables TCP, UDP, iSCSI, iWARP, FCoE, TLS/SSL, DTLS, IPsec, SMB 3.X crypto, and SDN Offload over Single Unified Wire with SR-IOV, EVB/VNTag and DCB
Chelsio’s T62100-CR is a dual port 40/50/100Gb Ethernet Unified Wire Adapter, with a PCI Express 3.0 x16 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications.
T62100-CR runs all the host software of its predecessor, T5, as-is, thus enabling leveraging of all the prior software investment. It offers all the features of T5, and in addition adds support for integrated offload of IPsec, TLS/SSL, DTLS and SMB 3.X crypto.
T62100-CR provides sub micro-second end-to-end latency, while offloading the host CPU from a variety of typical storage, networking, and cloud related protocols. Being a full height adapter, T62100-CR can accommodate more external memory modules on the card and hence specifically enhance the iSCSI performance on the target side. This enables savings in host CPU acquisition costs, power and operational costs, and dramatically increases iSCSI storage system performance.
A large portion of offloads enabled by T62100-CR are based on standard TCP, IP, UDP protocols (such as iSCSI and iWARP), and thus can operate with a software peer, or be replaced with a software solution at lower performance, thus providing the requisite reliability for enterprise customers, and allowing incremental installs in the datacenter. It will work with any legacy switch infrastructure and does not rely on new features such as DCB, PFC, ETS, etc.
T62100-CR supports IEEE standards-based link aggregation/failover features, as well as inter-adapter failover techniques that make it ideal for critical network applications requiring redundancy and high-availability capabilities.
T62100-CR also includes an integrated Traffic Manager for robust and flexible flow control, traffic management and QoS.
FCoE and iSCSI support in T62100-CR benefit from high reliability features that include memory ECC, data path CRC and T10-DIX offload, in addition to the checksums and CRC available at different protocols layers. High performance iSCSI and FCoE provide a drop-in replacement upgrade from legacy SANs to converged networks.
The Unified Wire Solution
T62100-CR enables a unified wire for LAN, SAN and cluster applications, built upon a high bandwidth and low latency architecture along with a complete set of storage and cluster protocols operating over Ethernet (iSCSI, NVMe-oF, FCoE and iWARP). A unified wire means having the ability to utilize all offload or non-offload protocols at the same time, over the same link, using the exact same firmware, host software, and adapter. Thus, a given system using T62100-CR can be easily targeted at different vertical markets and a variety of useful functions enabled (i.e. dial the bandwidth to a given application and assign access control, while offloading only part of the traffic). The Ethernet-only networking thus reduces the infrastructure costs in network adapters, cables, switches, rack space, power, equipment spares, management tools, planning, networking staff and installation.
* QSFP28 optics sold separately. Only Chelsio-supplied modules may be used.