Voltaire is announcing today the Grid Director ISR 2012 switch. The ISR 2012 has a 20 Gbps design that
features up to 288 ports of full 20 Gbps InfiniBand connectivity and microsecond latencies to enable high-performance applications to run on distributed server, network and storage resources. The switch provides reliable packet delivery with ultra low error rates that ensure jobs run to completion and eliminates performance-robbing packet drops, retransmissions and fabric downtime. The superior signal quality enables the use of longer cables and the power-efficient design offers lower power and cooling requirements as compared to 10 Gigabit Ethernet offerings.