Network Computing is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

QLogic Adapters Set Record

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that QLogic(r) 7200 Series InfiniBand(r) host channel adapters are once again the undisputed performance leaders based on the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC(r)) benchmark suite, SPEC MPI2007. The benchmark measures the performance of parallel computing systems and clusters running message-passing interface (MPI) applications. Consisting of 13 different application types, the SPEC MPI2007 benchmark suite simulates a truly mixed workload. Performance across all thirteen applications is aggregated to determine the overall result.

The QLogic 7200 Series adapters, operating with dual Intel quad-core (E5472) CPUs, QLogic MPI 2.2, across a QLogic 9024 InfiniBand switch, achieved world record performance at 96 and 128 cores, scoring 9.78 and 13.1, respectively. These top scores mean HPC customers can deploy QLogic 7200 Series InfiniBand adapters to achieve superior scalable performance over a variety of different types of applications. Full details of the testing are publicly available at:

"InfiniBand solutions have been increasingly adopted for high performance computing applications because of the level of performance they can deliver in an industry-accepted standard," said Addison Snell, general manager of Tabor Research. "Performance is extremely important to users, and the SPEC MPI2007 benchmarks showcase the position of QLogic's products in this growing area."

QLogic Corp.