Dept of Energy Picks Voltaire

US Department of Energy selects Voltaire Grid Backbone solutions for 438 TeraFLOP high performance computing clusters

October 3, 2007

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BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZELIYA, Israel -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has selected Voltaire Grid Backbone solutions as part of Appro Xtreme-X™ supercomputing clusters for the TLCC07 project to be delivered to National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) weapons laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

TLCC07 will consist of eight Linux capacity clusters with up to 438 teraFLOPs from 21 Scalable Units (SU) and will be used principally to provide needed computational support to NNSA’s nuclear weapons programs, notably Stockpile Stewardship – the program to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing. The clusters will be deployed to the Tri-Labs community starting in late 2007 through early 2008. The Tri-Labs selected the scalable unit design with a high-performance, low latency 20 gigabits/second InfiniBand fabric from Voltaire because of the price/performance benefits coupled with the ability to simplify deployment by using off-the-shelf hardware.

“The TLCC07 clusters built from scalable units based on Voltaire InfiniBand technology will provide needed capacity computing resources for the Stockpile Stewardship program at all three Lab sites. This approach will lower by 30-50% our TCO for fielding a large number of Linux clusters for the Tri-Laboratory community,” said Mark Seager, Advanced Computing Technology lead for LLNL. “A suitable grid backbone solution is critical to building the eight capacity clusters of various sizes for all three Labs because of the increased bandwidth and messaging rates it provides.”

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