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Results tagged "InfiniBand"

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Are InfiniBand's Days Numbered?

February 10, 2014 12:53 PM
The emergence of RDMA over Ethernet endangers InfiniBand's future as a storage interface.

Mellanox Makes SDN Move with New Switches

October 16, 2012 12:44 PM
SwitchX-2 supports OpenFlow and leverages Mellanox’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology for simultaneous InfiniBand and Ethernet connections.

Whiptail Reinvents Performance Flash

May 10, 2012 01:00 PM
Whiptail's Invicta, called the world's first scale-out, modular, enterprise-class solid state storage platform, offers up to 72 Tbytes of NAND flash capacity, sustained bandwidth beyond 6 Gbytes per second, sustained IOPS beyond 600,000 and a latency that's so low it's virtually undetectable in a multitenant, multiprotocol environment.

Emulex and Mellanox Drive Down 10 Gig Cost

February 14, 2012 12:15 PM
While we've grown to believe that technologies follow steady geometric price decreases with confidence-inspiring names like Moore's or Kryder's Laws, the truth is market forces aren't as predictable as the word "law" would imply. Those of us who follow the Ethernet market are used to an occasional vendor making a dramatic price move for its own reasons. Most recently, Emulex and Mellanox are making moves to make 10-Gbps Ethernet cheaper.

Nimbus Sets The Stage For Mainstream Enterprise SSD

February 13, 2012 09:00 AM
Solid-state array pioneer Nimbus Data's new E-Class array system is a sign that solid-state storage is moving from the high-performance fringe to the mainstream of the enterprise data center. Most first-generation, all-solid-state arrays, including Nimbus Data's own S-class, were best suited to targeted applications where high performance with single points of failure was acceptable. The new asset class, like most midrange disk arrays, has a dual-controller design to satisfy my enterprise reliability requirements.

dinCloud: Making a Big Impact in the Cloud

February 06, 2012 09:00 AM
Have you reached the saturation point yet on the cloud? The endless cacophony of cloud messages seems to have transformed into white noise, where trying to distinguish and differentiate among competitive cloud offerings can leave one in either a state of decision-making paralysis or trusting that familiar vendors know what they're talking about without, perhaps, the full measure of due diligence that is appropriate. Enter dinCloud, which plans to break through the droning blather and show how its approach to cloud is different.

Intel Makes Exascale Bet on InfinBand-Based Supercomputing

January 25, 2012 10:00 AM
Intel, which played a key role in the creation of the InfiniBand high-speed networking standard a decade ago, has come full circle and bought the IB assets of Qlogic, one of the two remaining companies still actively pushing the technology. While $125 million is chump change for a company that netted $3.4 billion in profits last quarter, Intel says the acquisition will enhance its networking portfolio and provide scalable high-performance computing (HPC) fabric technology as well as support the company's vision of innovating on fabric architectures to achieve ExaFLOP/s performance by 2018. At a hundred times faster than today's fastest supercomputers, it's an aggressive move, seeking to accelerate performance to a quintillion computer operations per second.

Mellanox and QLogic Play Duopoly

November 30, 2010 05:20 PM
On Monday, Mellanox said it will buy Voltaire for $8.75 per share, or about $218 million. Excluding Voltaire's cash, Mellanox is getting the company for about $176 million. The $200 million per year InfiniBand networking market is now a duopoly comprising Mellanox and QLogic, the two suppliers that design their own adapter and switch chips.

QLogic Positions Itself As Next InfiniBand Citadel

November 16, 2009 04:17 PM
Today, with a certain amount of sangfroid, QLogic announced what can arguably be called a clean sweep via OEM relationships with HP, IBM, and SGI. The tier one systems vendors will build in the QLogic 7300 Series 40Gb/sec QDR InfiniBand host channel adapters and 12000 Series QDR switches and directors. Additionally, I have learned that QLogic has formed a collaborative relationship with Dell that will enable Dell users to deploy the 7300 adapter and 12000 switches as they build out their IB infrastructures.

Q&A: HP ProCurve CTO Paul Congdon

October 19, 2009 10:40 AM
Our interview takes a deep diving into networking, with Paul Congdon, HP ProCurve's chief technology officer. Congdon not only opines on managing network sprawl, but he's playing a big part in the solution. As the vice chairman of the IEEE 802.1 working group, Congdon is hard at work on the data center bridging standard, which seeks to make Ethernet the single converged fabric in the data center.

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