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InfiniBand software & systems

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InfiniCon Systems Launches InfiniBand Starter Kits

King of Prussia, PA - July 10, 2002 - InfiniCon Systems today announced the ISIS Starter Kit Program to provide its ISIS Shared I/O System – packaged with a complete host environment – to systems integrators, OEMs, and early adopters of InfiniBand-enabled networks.

Scheduled for August 2002 shipment, InfiniCon’s ISIS Starter Kit is expected to be the first commercially available shared I/O system based on InfiniBand architecture, a new high-speed I/O switching fabric. InfiniCon’s ISIS architecture is a multi-protocol connectivity system that uses InfiniBand as an enabling technology. It provides an external pool of I/O resources that Infiniband-capable servers can share to gain improved levels of connectivity and throughput to/from storage and LAN/WAN networks, as well native InfiniBand fabrics.

InfiniCon’s ISIS Starter Kit equips OEMS, software and hardware developers, and early adopters with a full function InfiniBand, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel I/O system that will make it simpler and more cost-effective to engineer and exercise InfiniBand-based offerings for the next generation of servers and peripherals. Each ISIS Starter Kit configuration provides access to a fully-integrated 4x InfiniBand switched fabric, multiple 1Gigabit Ethernet and 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel ports, and a suite of advanced software features that enable port sharing, diagnostics, and other capabilities to facilitate product development and testing. In addition, Host Channel Adapters (HCAs) and associated host environment support are being provided to ensure a complete end-to-end solution for rapid deployment....InfiniCon Systems profile

InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) Selects Network Appliance as Sponsoring Member

Sunnyvale, CA - May 28, 2002 - Network Appliance, Inc. today announced it has been selected by the InfiniBand™ Trade Association (IBTA) steering committee to be a sponsoring member of the IBTA.

This announcement highlights the company's ongoing commitment to develop and promote technology standards that could fundamentally change the way network storage solutions share, store, and access information.

Network Appliance has been developing technologies and storage solutions that leverage the performance and flexibility of InfiniBand including DAFS, a file access protocol developed by more than eighty member companies and spearheaded by Network Appliance. DAFS technology was designed specifically to utilize transport technologies like InfiniBand to dramatically increase data availability, scalability, and flexibility across the network. This is especially important for global enterprise users that must continually store and rapidly access critical information including financial databases, manufacturing blueprints, or satellite mapping images. ...InfiniBand Trade Association profile, ...Network Appliance profile

InfiniBand® Trade Association Adds Four Sponsoring Members

LAS VEGAS - May 8, 2002 - The InfiniBand Trade Association today announced that JNI Corporation, Lane15 Software, Network Appliance and RedSwitch Inc. have been elected as sponsoring members of the trade association.

The new sponsors will play an important role in the ongoing development of InfiniBand architecture, an industry standard I/O technology that will improve how servers are built, deployed and managed in data centers.

"The addition of four industry leaders to the Sponsoring Membership roster underscores the breadth of development for InfiniBand architecture," said Dr. Tom Bradicich, eServer Director of xSeries Server Architecture and Technology, IBM and co-chair of the trade association's Steering Committee. "The collective expertise of the new sponsors will enable the trade association to continue its excellent history of development and support of InfiniBand technology."

All four companies have proven track records as leaders in InfiniBand architecture development. JNI Corporation, a leader in the Fibre Channel industry, is augmenting its focus with InfiniBand architecture based storage solutions. Lane15 Software, an InfiniBand technology focused enterprise, is one of the primary vendors supplying fabric management solutions to the InfiniBand industry. Network Appliance, a leading supplier of storage filers and appliances, is the leading developer of the DAFS protocol for InfiniBand storage solutions. RedSwitch Inc., a leading vendor of switched fabric silicon solutions, is one of the first vendors to deliver InfiniBand silicon products....InfiniBand Trade Association profile

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Nibble:- Re: InfiniBand

InfiniBand is an interconnect or I/O architecture that connects servers with remote storage and networking devices, and other servers. It can also be used inside servers for inter-processor communication. InfiniBand is a channel-based, switched fabric, point-to-point interconnect, which provides scalability and performance for a wide range of platforms and price performance points.

InfiniBand provides a scalable performance range of 500 MB/s to 6 GB/s per link, meeting the needs from entry level to high-end enterprise systems.

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