RENO, Nev. -- Cisco(R) (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced new products and tools to
support high performance computing environments. The new Cisco SFS
3504 Multifabric Switch is a gateway switch designed to accelerate
server to storage application performance using centralized high
speed storage uplinks. Customers with intense storage I/O needs will
benefit from higher throughput to centrally shared storage resources
by deploying the SFS 3504 as an aggregation gateway. Cisco is also
introducing the Fabric Analysis and Correlation Toolkit (FACT), a set
of tools which can be used to analyze and manage an entire InfiniBand
fabric. FACT shortens the time for initial bring-up for computational
clusters and detects errors that may affect performance. Together,
these new products will help customers to improve storage access
performance, simplify fabric management, and improve diagnostics and
The Cisco family of high performance computing (HPC) products
includes a comprehensive line of Ethernet, InfiniBand and Fibre
Channel switches offering best-in-class scalability, high
availability, and security, with common management tools, common
configuration interfaces, and a common virtualization provisioning
platform designed to provide comprehensive and consistent management
regardless of the protocol used. Together, these solutions support
Data Center 3.0, Cisco's strategy to help its customers develop next
generation data centers.
HPCwire Readers' Choice Award
At SuperComputing 2007 Cisco was honored with the 2007 HPCwire
Readers' Choice Award for Most Important HPC Networking Technology.
The coveted HPCwire Readers' Choice Award, determined through online
polling of the global HPCwire audience, represents important industry
recognition by the people who deploy and manage HPC technology.
Supporting some of the world's largest server clusters, Cisco
technology has been deployed in research and commercial HPC
environments throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
SFS 3504 Gateway Platform