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System Fabric Works introduces OpenFabrics storage and network products at SC07

November 10, 2007

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AUSTIN, Texas -- System Fabric Works (SFW) announces the introduction of three new products targeted at the clustered server market. The new products, built on industry-standard platforms and powered by Linux software from the OpenFabrics Alliance, include a router, a storage appliance and a scalable memory appliance. The new products will be demonstrated at the System Fabric Works booth (#158) at next weeks SC07 Conference in Reno, Nevada.

The SystemFabricRouter is designed to interconnect clusters that require data to be shared between them. It is the most cost-effective solution for connecting up to four separately managed InfiniBand subnets while delivering the industry’s best price/performance.

The SystemFabricRouter is the industry's first dedicated router built on the InfiniBand Architecture. Incorporating System Fabric Works' custom routing software built on top of the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) and Mellanox's industry-leading silicon, the router is designed to easily adapt as the specifications for InfiniBand routing finalize. It achieves full duplex bandwidths beyond 1GB/s per port with latency between ports of approximately 5 microseconds. The first release of the router is available with up to four ports. During SC07, the SystemFabricRouter will be routing within the OpenFabrics Alliance section of SCinet.

SystemFabricStor is a storage appliance delivering low-cost, multi-gigabyte per second scalable SAN or NAS storage. Incorporating 16 or 24 SATA or SAS disk drives plus RAID controllers in a 3U or 5U chassis, it attaches to either an InfiniBand or 10GbE fabrics. Built on top of the OFED stack, SystemFabricStor offers the best price/performance, lowest cost per gigabyte and supports SRP, iSER, NFSoRDMA, Lustre OSS and Oracle 11g RAC applications.

During SC07, the 16TB SystemFabricStor will be InfiniBand-connected in the SCinet core providing SRP and NFSoRDMA target services to the OpenFabrics-connected exhibitors. In booth 158, System Fabric Works will be demonstrating the 24TB InfiniBand-attached storage array providing over 1.6 GB/sec of file system read/write performance.The memory appliance, SystemFabricMem, integrates Violin Memory’s Appliance with an InfiniBand-attached server to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) environments with a uniquely scalable and low-latency approach to sharing data within a cluster. Violin’s memory can scale to over 8 TByte of DRAM in a single rack and the OpenFabrics software (InfiniBand or 10 Gbps Ethernet) supports over a gigabyte/second of random I/O performance.

“These product introductions and our partner’s platforms that we are demonstrating at SC07 are the result of five years of custom software development and system integration work,” said Dr. Robert Pearson, CEO, CTO and Founder of System Fabric Works. “Over the last five years, our team of developers and engineers has delivered dozens of successful projects that are in use in a wide range of our customers’ production environments.”

System Fabric Works Inc. (SFW)

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