Friday, February 03, 2006

Voltaire - The Grid Backbone

www.voltaire.com Voltaire develops and markets industry-leading interconnect solutions for high performance grid computing. Voltaire began with the mission to provide the high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise markets with extraordinary standards-based interconnect technology for clustering and I/O. Today, as compute clusters evolve into grid computing architectures, our solutions have reached a level of maturity and advanced functionality to make high performance grid computing a reality.

Grid computing unites pools of servers, storage systems and networks into one large system that better addresses compute jobs by sharing the workload across many low cost machines. It can be part of an on demand or virtualization architecture in the next generation data center. The value that a grid computing system brings to an organization is increased utilization of computing resources, lower computing costs and the added assurance of a modular, scalable solution based on industry standard components.

Voltaire’s interconnect solutions are the enabling networking technology for clusters and grids and interoperate with all of the necessary elements to make high performance grid computing possible. Based on InfiniBand infrastructure, Voltaire’s solutions enable high performance applications to run on industry standard servers and storage – the essence of grids.

Voltaire offers a complete family of interconnect solutions including InfiniBand switches, adapters, InfiniBand-to-IP routers, InfiniBand-to-Fibre Channel routers and software. For HPC customers, Voltaire has the largest capacity switching solutions and most robust and scalable software to enable clusters and grids of the highest size. For enterprise grid computing and database clustering, Voltaire offers the most comprehensive interconnect solutions that easily integrate with leading database and storage applications. Unlike Ethernet or proprietary networking technologies, Voltaire’s interconnect solutions offer unbeatable price performance, proven scalability and high performance connectivity to storage.