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EE Times: Network adapter takes on data speed record

Apr 12, 2000, 07:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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"In a move that could dramatically improve the performance end users see in networks, a startup this week will unveil a radical network adapter that it claims increases data throughput eightfold...."

"Seeing that the server had become a bottleneck in local-area networking, Boucher started Alacritech in 1997 to create the session layer interface card (SLIC) for Windows NT servers. Based on a custom processor optimized for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol work, SLICs handle up to 512 simultaneous TCP/IP sessions."

"Support for Linux is in the works, and Alacritech will also support other operating systems to be announced later in the year."

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