Combined with Voltaire’s external director-class InfiniBand switches and its advanced fabric management software (UFM™), the 40Gb/s InfiniBand Switch Module delivers the industry’s highest bandwidth and lowest latency solution and is the first InfiniBand blade switch to comply with SSI specifications and ensure interoperability across industry-standard blade computing systems.
The module’s HyperScale™ architecture also provides a unique inter-switch link or mesh capability to form highly scalable, cost effective, and low latency fabrics. As a result, I/O bottlenecks are removed, allowing applications to operate at maximum efficiency.
With the 40Gb/s InfiniBand Switch Module, users can fully exploit the benefits of IBM BladeCenter architecture.
Voltaire’s solution delivers superior performance for applications that demand the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available in today’s market.
Multi-core processing environments, I/O convergence, and cloud services are fueling the need for higher bandwidth solutions. As demand for mission-critical and real-time applications continue to grow, servers must offer higher processing capabilities in order to meet and exceed requirements for performance and scalability.
The powerful combination of an industry-leading blade set and Voltaire’s InfiniBand technology provides an ideal solution for scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing and cloud environments.
Voltaire works closely with IBM to provide high bandwidth, low latency connectivity for IBM blade, iDataPlex and rack based servers, creating a solution that is ideal for scaling out and virtualizing data center infrastructure. With a multi-year OEM relationship, Voltaire has the largest installed base of InfiniBand switches in IBM High Performance solutions worldwide and has established itself as a strategic provider of Industry Standard High Performance Interconnect Solutions within IBM.
The partnership offers end users with pre-certified solutions based on the extensive testing IBM performs on Voltaire’s extensive product suite. This certification testing completed by IBM ensures that Voltaire-based products are tested, certified and supported by IBM to be compatible with a broad range of IBM servers, storage and software, including, but not limited to iDataPlex, BladeCenter & Rack based servers, General Parallel File System Software and Cluster Systems Management Software.
In addition, Voltaire’s solutions have achieved a broad range of IBM Certifications including IBM Server Proven, member of IBM BladeCenter Interoperability Program, IBM Storage Proven, Ready for IBM Grid Computing, Ready for IBM Tivoli Software and Tivoli Intelligent Orchestrator certification.