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Audi Selects Voltaire

BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZELIYA, Israel -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions for data centers, today announced that Audi has implemented Voltaires Grid Director™ switches as part of an HP supercomputer to advance Audi’s auto safety standards. This is the auto industry’s fastest supercomputer and is ranked No. 81 on the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

The high-performance computing system helps save days of computing time along with unnecessary costs for vehicle safety simulations. The use of Voltaire InfiniBand switches and software for the supercomputer’s cluster interconnect greatly improves the simulation software’s performance, allowing for deeper and faster analysis and decreasing the design time needed for new car models.

Audi’s 29.184-teraflop (peak performance) system is based on HP Cluster Platform 3000BL, a system built using 608 nodes supporting HP ProLiant BL460c server blades connected by Voltaire Grid Director™ 9024 20 Gigabits/second (Gbps) double data rate (DDR) InfiniBand switches. The system uses ESI’s PAM-CRASH 2G simulation software to perform crash simulations for various Audi car models.

Voltaire Inc.