HILLSBORO, Ore. and MURRAY HILL, N.J., May 2 -- Intel Corp. said it is licensing technology from Lucent Technologies that will help speed up and increase the efficiency of networks. As part of the agreement, Intel will undertake additional development, testing and manufacturing of the Lucent TA1000 controller. Intel will also incorporate transport offload engine technology within the TA1000 controller into its future Gigabit Ethernet and networked storage adapters. Lucent will use the Intel-manufactured TA1000 product in Lucent's networking products.
TOE technology processes the many layers of network protocols, such as transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram protocol (UDP), Internet protocol and Internet control message protocol (ICMP), required with data transport. Off-loading these protocols enables wire-speed performance and frees up the primary host processor to focus on other applications.
TOE technology is particularly important to enterprise and telecommunications service providers deploying Gigabit Ethernet technologies and storage area networks, Intel said.