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Voltaire to Develop 40Gbit/s QDR Platform

DRESDEN, Germany -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT) today announced plans to develop a 40 gigabits per second (Gbps)/quad data rate (QDR) switching platform based on the new Mellanox InfiniBand InfiniScale IV switch silicon announced last week. The new silicon enables the design of 40 Gbps InfiniBand switches with higher densities, improved scalability and lower latency than 10 or 20 Gbps InfiniBand switch offerings.

The first of Voltaire's 40 Gbps switches is expected to be available in late 2008. Voltaire Grid Director™ switches provide high-performance InfiniBand connectivity and microsecond latencies to enable high-performance applications to run on distributed server, network and storage resources. Moreover, the switches' power-efficient design offers lower power and cooling requirements as compared to 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet offerings. They are used by customers worldwide in industries including financial services, manufacturing, energy, life sciences and HPC.

"We are aggressively developing products that enable InfiniBand to remain far ahead of competing interconnect technologies in terms of performance and scalability," said Asaf Somekh, vice president of strategic alliances, Voltaire. "40 Gbps InfiniBand will address the specific needs of advanced HPC customers who require the highest bandwidths and lowest latencies to drive their applications."

Voltaire Inc.