LeWiz Communications and Synchromesh Computing Announce
Best TCP/IP Offload Engine Benchmark Results
Certified benchmark scores prove best in breed bi-directional Performance Efficiency Index.
San Jose, CA and Austin, TX (May 9, 2005)- LeWiz Communications, a fabless semiconductor company, and Synchromesh Computing, a leading benchmark and certification company, announced that the LeWiz TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) HBA received the highest Performance Efficiency Index (P.E.I.) measured using standard benchmarks under high TCP/IP load or varying data sizes.
Compared against existing product offerings from Intel, Alacritech, Adaptec, and Broadcom, the LeWiz MAGIC2020™ multi-port HBA consistently offloaded more of the host CPU and outperformed all other TCP/IP offload NICs or standard NICs studied across a wide range of tests.
When data sizes were varied from small (4KByte) to large (512KByte) sizes, the LeWiz’s solution offers 2 to 3 times better in overall system performance efficiency. When TCP/IP loads were varied from low (1) to higher normal (512 bi-directional) loads, the LeWiz solution offers about 3 times better in system performance efficiency than any other solution. Some competing products on the market cannot function reliably at the higher TCP/IP load. The LeWiz’s Magic2020™ HBA consistently performs reliably even under the most stressful conditions.
“Over 5 years of development and tuning really pay off for LeWiz. Today, LeWiz’s hardware-based architecture proves that it is the best solution on the market from performance to reliability. Yet, we can do it at a fraction of the power consumption of any other solution. Simply amazing!” said Chinh Le, LeWiz’s CEO.
“At first, Synchromesh Computing was a bit skeptical about the very concept of using a separate processor to reduce the workload of the main CPU or CPU’s in a PC or server machine”, said Synchromesh Computing CEO Alan R. Weiss. “We found that indeed this works as designed. First, we proved the very value proposition of TCP/IP Offload Engines in general, and then we found that the LeWiz solution (LeWiz MAGIC 2020 TCP/IP Offload Engine) is superior to the Alacritech and Adaptec offload engines, and also superior to the Intel Gigabit Network Interface Card (NIC) and the Broadcom 10Base1000 NIC for the tests we performed. We have the certified data to back up these statements”, he explained. “This young company really has the goods.”
Figure 1: TTCP Benchmark Certified Results
(not showing competing product that failed the test. LeWizTT = LeWiz TOE to TOE)
LeWiz will be showing its Magic2020™ HBA and other new products at the Linux World Conference Booth #561 in San Francisco, August 8-11, 2005,
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 www.lewiz.com.
About Synchromesh Computing
Synchromesh Computing is the leading benchmarking, certification, analysis, software testing, software development, integration, and consulting company in the embedded computing world. Founded in December of 2003, the fast-growing company includes such clients as Freescale Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AMCC, Sigma Tel and many others. Its focus is on embedded, PC, Server, thin client, internet appliance, and storage products. The company is located in Austin, Texas and serves clients worldwide. Synchromesh Computing have the full faith and confidence of the microprocessor and computer industry, and are known for fairness in benchmarking and performance analysis. Its Synchromesh Computing Certified Seal indicates to customers that the results are repeatable and fairly obtained.
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