NetEffect announced yesterday that it is
…the first Ethernet company to work with Microsoft to support NetworkDirect interface, Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) interface for high-speed, low-latency networks. NetworkDirect support for NetEffect accelerated Ethernet adapters will enable Windows HPC Server 2008 to take full advantage of iWARP RDMA, achieving optimal cluster performance in enterprise and high-performance HPC applications.
…NetEffect Ethernet adapters fully implement iWARP (RDMA) as well as other accelerations that comprise the IETF-approved iWARP extensions to Ethernet. Able to take full advantage of RMDA in a standard Ethernet environment, upcoming version of Windows HPC Server 2008 can achieve ultra-low latency, exceptional throughput, and higher levels of server productivity on par with Linux implementations of iWARP Ethernet, InfiniBand, or proprietary clustering fabrics. Early performance results show latency under 6 µsec and 10Gb wire rate performance with messages under 2KB.