COMBO-CG network card won the Industrie Prize in the Czech Head competition

Prague, 22 November 2016. CESNET Association succeeded in the 15th edition of the prestigious annual Czech Head competition. The Industrie Prize, awarded by the Ministry of Industry for the most innovative technologies, has been acquired by the company NetCOPE Technologies and CESNET Association, which jointly developed the first network card for processing 100G on Ethernet, i.e. for processing data streams on the fastest core networks.

Thanks to the COMBO-CG card, the Internet can be faster and safer. This is a card for PC class computers, which are equipped with a gate array for processing 100 Gb/s on Ethernet. It is designed to minimise the cost of commercial production. Among the unique features of the card is the possibility to capture network traffic at the full speed of 100 Gb/s and to transfer it to the host computer for further analysis. Therefore, this card is best suited for the design of probes for network traffic monitoring.

Based on this card, customers and partner institutions have built several unique solutions with top specification parameters related to the processing of data streams in a computer network, such as solutions with detection and protection against cybernetic attacks, network testing, or communication security encryption. Last year, the company NetCOPE Technologies supplied more than 50 cards to its customers at a unit cost exceeding EUR 10 thousand. These customers include leading technology companies from Silicon Valley and operators of the largest global networks.

The Czech Head competition is annually organised by the eponymous company, along with the Office of the Czech Government. It is the most prestigious national award for science and research that scientists in our country are able to achieve. Laureates of the Czech Head awards for science, research and innovation have been handed out in several categories since 2002.

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. Thanks to its research activities and accomplishments, it represents the Czech Republic in important international projects, particularly in building the pan-European GÉANT network project or grid projects (, and actively participates in their implementation.

Last change: 14.11.2017