Voltaire Powers Supercomputers

Voltaire switches drive world's most power-efficient supercomputers

August 20, 2008

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BILLERICA, Mass. and HERZLIYA, Israel -- The high performance and power efficiency of Voltaire Ltds (NASDAQ: VOLT) switching solutions are connecting the world’s most energy efficient supercomputers, according to the new Green500 List (www.green500.org). Voltaire Grid Director™ InfiniBand switches are powering the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputer at IBM Boeblingen Lab and the world’s fastest Los Alamos Laboratory petaflop supercomputer, which took the No. 3 position for energy performance.

The supercomputers are based on industry-standard technologies and interconnected by Voltaire Grid Director DDR/20 Gbps InfiniBand switches. Delivering 20 Gbps InfiniBand performance, Voltaire switches require on average only 5 watts of power per port, making them a much more energy efficient networking technology than 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Voltaire also delivered the high performance interconnect for many of the other supercomputers on the list.

“One of the most important and challenging problems IT faces is how to address escalating power requirements of large data centers,” said Patrick Guay, Executive Vice President Global Sales and General Manager of Voltaire, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Voltaire Ltd. “Our customers are realizing the energy efficiency afforded by a Voltaire InfiniBand fabric and are using the solution as part of their virtualization and consolidation strategies.”

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