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Microsoft Certifies Voltaire

BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZELIYA, Israel -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its InfiniBand host stack software GridStack for Windows v2.5 that has passed Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 operating systems. Customers can now deploy Voltaires switches and software to maximize performance and scalability of Windows-based clusters and grids with the added benefit that the solution has been certified by Microsoft.

“A fully certified InfiniBand switching and software stack brings improved performance and scalability to Windows Server 2003 and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003,” said Shawn Hansen, Director of HPC Marketing, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp. “By completing the rigorous Microsoft Windows Hardware Logo qualification, our customers have greater assurance that they can achieve optimal results using Voltaire InfiniBand in their Microsoft Windows environments.”

Voltaire solutions, which deliver 10 – 20 Gigabits/second performance and low latency, improve the performance of applications running on distributed computing environments. Voltaire GridStack for Windows v2.5 now carries the “Designed for Windows” logo from Microsoft.

“By using Voltaire InfiniBand and Microsoft Compute Cluster Server 2003, customers can run high performance applications in a simplified, manageable environment that scales easily,” said Patrick Guay, senior vice president of marketing, Voltaire. “We are delighted to partner with Microsoft to bring high quality, tested InfiniBand solutions to customers running the Windows operating system. We are already seeing strong adoption of the solution in the financial services and commercial HPC markets.”

Voltaire Inc.