Technologies Announces First IRIX Solution for InfiniBand Technology|
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - September 28, 2004
- SBS Technologies, Inc. today announced the first set of InfiniBand
IRIX drivers with HIPPI-FP emulation for InfiniBand host channel adapters
supporting SGI 3.3V platforms.
"With the IB4X-IRIX
driver, our HIPPI customers can pull their HIPPI products, drop in InfiniBand
hardware and get up to 10x better performance" said Bill Molyneux, General
Manager of the SBS Technologies General Purpose I/O Group in Minnesota. ...SBS Technologies
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Exanet Supports SATA RAID
NEW YORK - August 2, 2004 -
Exanet, Inc. today announced that ExaStore now supports low-cost,
high-capacity SATA RAID arrays.
With this new compatibility,
companies have a real choice in creating cost effective, yet highly available
Michael Chazot, Vice President of Sales at Exanet, said, "Exanet's
unique, hardware-independent architecture allows customers to quickly take
advantage of new hardware, such as SATA arrays, to reduce their cost of
ownership while maintaining enterprise class reliability."
ExaStore's unlimited scalability, based on its grid architecture,
complements the scalability of the SATA hardware, allowing customers to build an
almost infinitely expandable storage system. Additionally, ExaStore on the SATA
solutions is OS transparent. ExaStore supports virtually every system platform,
including Apple, Windows, UNIX, and Linux and provides the standard file system
APIs: NFS, CIFS and AFP to applications. The SATA RAID solution complements
ExaStore's real-time load balancing and dynamic coherent caching, optimizing
system operations 24/7.
ExaStore is available in a wide range of configurations starting at a
single terabyte and scalable to hundreds of terabytes. Complete ExaStore SATA
solutions, including standard hardware, software, and full installation, start
at $12,500 per terabyte list price in two-node, high-availability
Topspin Selected for AlwaysOn List of Top 100
Calif .- July 6, 2004 - Topspin Communications, Inc. today announced its
inclusion in the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies list.
company was selected for its demonstrated leadership and innovation, market
traction through continued revenue and customer growth, as well as for
delivering technologies that are "likely to cause significant change to
existing markets and well-established players."
As part of the selection process, AlwaysOn, an open source media
company focused on technology and business innovation, and KPMG's emerging
business practice, KPMG 1Start, compiled the second-annual AO100 list. The two
groups surveyed more than 1,000 venture investors, investment bankers, top
entrepreneurs and executives, who nominated more than 700 companies to determine
the AO100 winners.
Mellanox Scores World's First 10Gb/s Landed on
Motherboard Design Win
SANTA CLARA, CA and
YOKNEAM, ISRAEL - June 28, 2004 - Mellanox Technologies Ltd. today
announced that IWILL has selected Mellanox's InfiniHost host channel
adapter to provide 10Gb/s Landed on Motherboard connections for the DK8S2-IB
This platform represents the world's first server
that provides 10Gb/s network connectivity as a feature that ships standard with
every system. IWILL selected Mellanox's solution based on the rapid adoption
rate of InfiniBand in clustered server applications as well as price/performance
advantages over all other 10Gb/s technologies. InfiniBand, the only industry
standard I/O technology that natively supports 10Gb/s performance to each node
with remote direct memory access and hardware transport offload capabilities,
offers a single converged network for communications, clustering and storage.
InfiniCon Shatters HPC Cluster ing Benchmarks
King of Prussia,
PA - June 7, 2004 - InfiniCon Systems announced today that its InfinIO
family of InfiniBand-based solutions has attained more than 80% average
efficiency and up to 88% peak efficiency for scaling CPUs in benchmarking
performed on a 144-node, AMD Opteron processor-based computer cluster at the
AMD Developer Center.
The cluster consists of InfiniCon's InfinIO 3000 Switch Series and
InfiniServ software providing the interconnect for Appro's HyperBlade and
Rackable Systems' C1000 Series servers running on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.
This performance shatters typical performance marks rendered by alternative
interconnect technologies used for building high performance computing
Voltaire and Demantra Partner to Provide Advanced
Supply Chain Solutions with InfiniBand-Powered Oracle Database 10g Grids
Mass. and WALTHAM, Mass. - May 24, 2004 - Voltaire and Demantra,
a global provider of collaborative marketing and supply chain solutions, today
announced that the companies are working together to provide advanced enterprise
planning solutions based on the Demantra Spectrum Suite and Voltaire
InfiniBand-powered Oracle Database 10g grids.
The joint grid
computing solution enables retail and consumer products customers to analyze and
respond to market data collected at point-of-sale at greater speeds and at a
lower total cost of ownership than ever before. The grid solution is based on
the Demantra Spectrum Suite, which is used by leaders in the food service and
manufacturing industries including, Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's International,
Welch's and Unilever, and on Voltaire's high performance InfiniBand solutions,
which are used by advanced computing facilities and enterprise data centers to
provide high speed connectivity for server grids.
Leveraging the high
speed networking and clustering capabilities of Oracle Database 10g, the
solution unites pools of low cost servers, storage and networks into one large
system that dynamically allocates resources to address changing computing needs
such as raw data collection and processing, and in-depth analysis and reporting.
The combination of Demantra's Distributed Processing Agent technology, Voltaire
InfiniBand and Oracle 10g delivers high-end analytical and data processing
scalability critical to advanced marketing and supply chain solutions,
specifically for retail, quick serve restaurants and high-end manufacturing.
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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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