Interop IT Expo and Conference 2011

Interop IT Expo and Conference 2011
Las Vegas, May 8-12 2011

Broadcom showcased its latest award-winning connectivity solutions for cloud computing, green IT and converged data center, including its latest StrataXGS® BCM56840 10/40 GbE switch series a Best of Interop finalist, delivering breakthrough performance and energy efficiency for virtualized, cloud computing, and web 2.0 data center applications.

Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, attended the Interop IT Expo and Conference from May 8-12, 2011, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Key Themes & Demos

  • Enabling the Green Data Center
    Broadcom continues to drive innovation in enabling green networks with the industry's broadest portfolio of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) devices that significantly reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions. It is estimated that over 150 million metric tons of CO2 are used to power IT equipment with a global price tag of approximately $16 billion per year1. Broadcom's award-winning proprietary AutoGrEEEn™ technology allows system designers to reduce power consumption in the physical layer of the network by 70 percent or more. This could help reduce CO2 emissions in the U.S. alone by up to 2.85 million metric tons2.
  • World's Fastest Converged Network Adapter (CNA)
    Cloud, enterprise and SMB data centers demand 10GbE network bandwidth and FCoE connectivity to support server virtualization, consolidation and convergence. Broadcom will demonstrate the world's fastest converged network adapter with record-setting Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) performance of up to 1.7 million IOPs, based on the BCM57712 converged network adapter (CNA) platform, and leading-edge iSCSI performance of up to 1.1 million IOPS on the same device. In addition to FCoE and iSCSI, the BCM57712 supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and features server-class reliability, availability, and scalability, coupled with dynamic, robust manageability.
  • Industry's Broadest Portfolio of 40 nm Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) 1588 PHYs
    With the addition of two new 40 nm 10/100/1000BASE-T PHYs and dual- and quad-port 10GBASE-T PHYs, Broadcom now offers the industry's broadest selection of EEE 1588 PHYs developed using 40 nm process node technology. Broadcom is the leading provider of solutions based on 40 nm with a full suite of highly integrated, low-power switches, controllers, and PHYs that simplify the design and lower the costs of system architectures for a wide range of network applications. Using advanced 40nm process technology allows Broadcom to deliver high-performance solutions that lower power consumption, reduce footprint and increase port density.


In addition to live, in-booth demonstrations, Broadcom hosted a session focused on network and storage consolidation versus convergence. Greg Scherer, vice president of server and storage strategy, provided industry insight on the practical implications of "one-wire" convergence versus consolidation. The session is open to all Interop attendees.

Network and Storage Consolidation vs. Convergence
Greg Scherer, VP of Server and Storage Strategy, Broadcom Corp.
Wed., May 11, 2001, 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Ballroom "J"
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas



Tamara Snowden
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