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Voltaire Designs 40 Gbit/s Switch for IBM BladeCenter

BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZLIYA, Israel -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, today announced that it will design a next generation high-performance 40 Gb/s InfiniBand switch module for IBM BladeCenter. The new IBM custom switch will deliver 100% faster InfiniBand connectivity to accelerate performance of applications running on BladeCenter.

According to Gartner Research, blade servers represent the fastest-growing server form factor on a worldwide basis. (1)

We recently built the world’s fastest computer, and Voltaire was a big contributor. That’s a great example of how IBM consistently provides our blade customers with the latest in networking technologies to allow them to extract maximum performance from their systems,” said Alex Yost, vice president, IBM BladeCenter. “The addition of Voltaire-designed, 40 Gb/s, QDR InfiniBand switching to BladeCenter will provide an ideal platform for clients with high-performance needs.”

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