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In August of 2013 Scott left Myricom to join forces with Solarflare Communications, and promote their advanced ASIC architecture to his customers. Unlike Myricom Solarflare's latest silicon used on their SFN7xxx series cards was only a month old. Several prior families of this silicon existed so this ASIC was reach in features and high on performance.

From August 2005 through August 2013 Scott worked for Myricom to help them better service IBM, HP and direct accounts in the eastern US. Myricom began shipping high performance 10Gb Ethernet adapters in February 2006.

Myricom delivers wire-rate 10Gb Ethernet cards capable of both the theoretical maximum bandwidth (9.981Gbps), packet rate (14.88Mpps), and with exceeding low latency (2-15us). As the only processor based 10Gb Ethernet card Myricom can deliver market specific firmware and user space APIs. Unfortunately today Myricom's 8A, 8B and 8C line of cards is based on a chip fabricated in 2007. Only the newer FPGA based 8D series card which came out in 2014 is reasonably current. Myricom once shipped the following industry specific offloads:

  • DBL (Datagram Bypass Layer) - This offload was designed for finance and delivers < 3.5us 1/2RT latency on UDP send & receive and up to nearly 1Mpps. DBL 2.0 now offers TCP with 4.0us 1/2RT latency.

  • Sniffer10G - Is a wire-rate packet capture driver supporting 64 byte packets to 14.88Mpps.

  • VideoPump - An offload designed to stream video via UDP to cable/satellite receivers at wire rate with nearly no host CPU utilization. Supports nearly 2,500 standard definition video streams per 10G link.

  • FCoE (Fiber Channel over Ethernet) - Some might call this a Converged Ethernet adapter or Data Center Ethernet. Essentially this is low level access to storage over ethernet.

  • Myrinet Express over Ethernet (MXoE) - Using an ethernet header feature called EtherType, Myricom can route high performance Myrinet messages over a layer-2 ethernet with very low latency, typically 3us given specific vendor switches.

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