SANTA CLARA, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — January 29, 2007 — BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), the leading provider of network switching infrastructure for blade servers, announced the results of a Tolly Group test which shows that BLADE’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) native blade server switches deliver a 15x price/performance advantage over comparable Cisco Catalyst 6509 chassis-based switches. Test highlights for BLADE’s 10GE switches include:
– Up to 2x more throughput with 9x less latency than the Cisco Catalyst 6509 for all frame sizes at Layer 2 and Layer 3.
– BLADE 10GE switch achieves full line-rate, zero-loss throughput with 20 10GE ports in full-mesh configuration, for all frame sizes of 64 to 1,518 bytes.
– At just $24 per Gbps, BLADE’s 10GE switch offers by far the best price/performance value of any 10GE switch tested — compared with $375 per Gbps for the Cisco Catalyst 6509 equipped with comparable switching modules.
The 10gb ethernet can bring real benefits to the market, whether its for new media content streaming the latest movies, or for your monte carlo calculations application which needs super fast networking between the calculation engines.Ã‚Â It will be interesting to see this new technology put to real use.