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Voltaire’s New Ethernet and InfiniBand Networking Solutions Available through HP

By DE Editors

Voltaire Ltd.’s new 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, 40 Gb/s QDR InfiniBand director switch, and Unified Fabric Manager software (UFM) are available from HP as part of the HP Unified Cluster Portfolio.

“The addition of Voltaire’s scale-out Ethernet, 40 Gb/s InfiniBand director switches, and UFM software to HP’s Unified Cluster Portfolio provides customers designing clouds, large HPC systems, and next generation, virtualized data centers, a choice of networking and management options that deliver scalability and performance in an efficient, cost-effective manner,” said Ronnie Kenneth, CEO and chairman, Voltaire.  “HP’s decision to offer both our 10 Gigabit Ethernet and InfiniBand switching platforms is further confirmation of the unique capabilities these products bring to scale-out data centers and HPC.”

The Voltaire Vantage 8500 switch is a 10 gigabit Ethernet, high-density Layer 2 core switch that addresses the networking requirements of virtualized, scale-out data centers.  The Vantage 8500 features less than 1 microsecond latency and 10 watts per port power consumption.  The switch interoperates with HP ProCurve server edge and blade switches, and has a the capability to enable simplified, flat, scale-out fabrics. The data center manager is able to cluster up to 12 Vantage 8500 switches.

Voltaire’s recently introduced Grid Director 4700, a 40 Gb/s QDR InfiniBand director switch, is also available from HP.  The switch features 324 ports of 40 Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity, with the option to double capacity to 648 ports using Voltaire’s HyperScale fabric boards.  Its stackable architecture enables customers to build larger configurations into the hundreds and thousands of nodes.

In addition to offering Voltaire switching fabrics, HP offers Voltaire’s UFM software. Used in combination with Voltaire’s 20 or 40 Gb/s InfiniBand switches, UFM software optimizes performance and management for high-performance scale-out data centers. 

For more information, visit Voltaire and HP.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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