4Gbps, dual-ported TCP/IP Accelerated NIC Available for 64-bit AMD Opteron™ Processor-based Platform With 64-bit Linux OS

San Jose, CA (April 21, 2005) – LeWiz Communications, Inc. today makes available its Magic2020 TM card with TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) on the 64-bit AMD Opteron TM processor-based platform. The TOE card is available for Linux 2.6 kernel in both 32- and 64- bit modes. It has been tested with Novell’s SUSE TM Linux Enterprise Server 9 distribution. Other Linux 2.6 distributions will be qualified in the near future.

“The revolutionary AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture can dramatically reduce memory bottlenecks and improve system efficiency with AMD PowerNow!™ technology,” said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation marketing, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “LeWiz - with its unique architecture – can help enable a new level of performance while maintaining the AMD Opteron processor’s low power consumption. This is desirable for high-performance computing systems and other applications where cooling is a concern.”

“Combining a dynamite 64-bit machine like the AMD Opteron processor with the high- performance, low-power TOE card for the I/O subsystem produces an extremely high- efficiency computing platform – irresistible for the true engineers,” said Chinh Le, LeWiz’s CEO/CTO.

LeWiz’s Magic2020 TOE card used LeWiz’s LE2020 TOE chip and has been available with Linux 2.4 kernel for multiple computing platforms. Its performance has been independently certified and been shown to dramatically improve the system efficiency while boosting system throughput to wire rate. The Magic2020 has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Both ports can work simultaneously and supporting up to 256K TCP/IP sessions.

About LeWiz Communications

LeWiz is the world’s leading supplier of hardware-based TCP Offload Engine (TOE) solutions that enable the highest performance, and lowest power consumption in networked systems based on chip performance not on hype. The LeWiz chips are designed to optimize efficiency and data delivery in servers, network-attached storage, iSCSI storage devices, and RDMA devices. LeWiz is a privately held company based in San Jose, California. For more information about LeWiz and its products, please visit the company’s Web site at

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