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Voltaire Shows 40-Gig Switches

BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZLIYA, Israel -- Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions for data centers, today announced a new family of quad data rate (QDR), 40 Gb/s switches that bring heightened levels of bandwidth and performance to high-performance clustered systems. In addition, Voltaire's new Grid Director 4000 line of switches features unique "smart" design elements to meet the needs of next-generation data centers delivering key benefits such as increased scalability, improved energy efficiency and expanded management capabilities.

The first of Voltaire's switches in the Grid Director 4000 family is the Grid Director™ 4036, specifically designed to meet the scale-out, energy-efficiency and ease-of-use requirements of modern data centers. The Grid Director 4036 features 36 ports of 40 Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity and ultra-low latency to accelerate performance of applications running on clusters of servers and storage.

With its smaller footprint -- measuring only 15 inches deep and weighing only 16.9 lbs -- the Grid Director 4036's 1U chassis is only half the depth of previous generations. Its configurable air-flow direction, low 10-watts-per-port power consumption, and redundant AC or DC power options allow the switch to easily integrate into highly dense and energy-efficient data center deployments while also plugging into standard and optimized racks.

Voltaire Inc.