BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZELIYA, Israel -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions for data centers, today announced Voltaire Messaging Accelerator(tm), a new software solution that dramatically improves performance of multicast applications running on InfiniBand fabrics. Voltaire Messaging Accelerator boosts performance of financial market data applications, including Wombat and Reuters RMDS, cutting latency by as much as 50% and increasing application throughput per server, as compared to applications running on standard Ethernet interconnect networks.
Previously, Voltaire delivered discrete elements of this software as part of its InfiniBand solution for financial services customers to help them improve performance and lower latency for market data and transaction-based applications. With today's release of Voltaire Messaging Accelerator, Voltaire has packaged the software into a solution that lowers latency and increases transactions per second for data acquisition applications for a wide array of uses including video applications, medical imaging systems, radar and other defense systems, as well as for market data applications in the financial services industry. Voltaire Messaging Accelerator can improve performance of any application that makes heavy use of multicast and requires high packets-per-second rates, low data-distribution latency, low CPU utilization or increased application scalability.
"Increasing speed and improving the efficiency of business processes continues to be a key driver for enterprise IT across industries," said Asaf Somekh, vice president of strategic alliances, Voltaire. "With the success of our application acceleration software for financial services, we decided to develop and enhance it for other types of multicast applications. Voltaire Messaging Accelerator software is a breakthrough way to get even faster performance for applications running on InfiniBand fabrics, giving customers the opportunity for even greater competitive advantage."