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Reports: InfiniBand Continues to Grow

INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, N.V. - May 20, 2009 - The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, today released results from three analyst reports, demonstrating the continued market growth of InfiniBand products in the HPC and data center server and storage markets. The reports were published by IDC, Tabor Research and the Taneja Group.

According to Addison Snell, GM of Tabor Research, InfiniBand is the clear leader in all new HPC shipments. A March 2009 Tabor Research report, "InfiniBand: Increases in Speed, Usage, Competition" said, "60 percent of surveyed HPC systems installed since the start of 2007 use InfiniBand as a system interconnect. Among those systems, over 30 percent also use InfiniBand for a LAN or storage interconnect."

In addition, the report highlights increased demand for InfiniBand among customers consolidating their I/O fabrics. "HPC-using organizations that are considering converged fabric strategies are more likely to consolidate on InfiniBand than Ethernet."

InfiniBand implemented in - and driving - data center applications

InfiniBand, due to its performance and latency benefits, has been implemented in and is now driving today's mission-critical, data center applications, such as Oracle database on top of the HP Oracle Database Machine. The HP Oracle Database Machine is a complete InfiniBand-connected server and storage system providing over 10x data base query performance.

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