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LeWiz

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.

  • editor's comments:- July 2010 - in the early days of the iSCSI market (summer of 2002) there was a rush of companies towards what they hoped would one day be a big market for TOEs - in the hope that this would follow the same kind of business model as graphics accelerators had done in the 1990s.

    The iSCSI accelerator goldrush didn't happen for various reasons - initially the slow uptake of iSCSI, and then the realization that with multi-core CPUs the job could be done adequately using just software.

    Another complicating factor - more recently - has been the trend to put SSDs into NAS systems. SSDs enable faster IOPS at the storage end - but if the server also has a directly attached SSD then it's questionable whether a hardware TCP accelerator has any role at all.

    I couldn't find any mention of SSDs on LeWiz's site when I looked. That may be a sign of a seriously big gap in their view of future market trends.

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