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Voltaire Ltd. (VOLT) Announces Plans for High Throughput FDR InfiniBand Switching Platforms

Voltaire Ltd, a specialist in HPC (high performance computing) and a leading provider of highly scalable data center fabrics (network grid architectures), today announced plans to deliver FDR (fourteen data rate) InfiniBand switching platforms that adhere to the IBTA (InfiniBand Trade Association) specifications for next-generation InfiniBand.

The new platforms, expected to be available in the second half of 2011, will deliver an 80% increase in server-to-server throughput, as well as improved scalability. The switches will be fully compatible with Voltaire’s unique portfolio of application acceleration and fabric orchestration software. Voltaire switches accelerate more than half of the InfiniBand deployments on the new TOP500 list released this week, more than twice that of any other InfiniBand systems vendor.

Voltaire VP of Marketing, Asaf Somekh, said, “Voltaire is committed to the HPC market and we are aggressively developing solutions based on InfiniBand to continue to lead the market in performance and scalability. FDR InfiniBand will address the needs of HPC customers who require the highest bandwidths and the utmost scalability to drive their applications. We expect this next generation of Voltaire switches to be the scale-out fabric of choice for future petascale and exascale clusters delivered through our key OEM partners.”

Founded in 1997, Voltaire is headquartered in Ra’anana, Israel and Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and provides products used by more than 30% of the Fortune 100. Voltaire products are included in server and blade offerings from Bull, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, NEC, and SGI. The company’s Fabric Collective AcceleratorTM (FCATM) software, Messaging AcceleratorTM (VMATM) software, Storage AcceleratorTM (VSATM) software, and Unified Fabric ManagerTM (UFMTM) software, are currently available for Voltaire’s QDR InfiniBand fabrics. Voltaire also intends to make these solutions available for their upcoming FDR InfiniBand platforms at first general availability.

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