Earlier this month QLogic announced a new program targeted at capitalizing on the increasing adoption of InfiniBand in HPC installations:
The new SignatureHPC program is an extension of the company’s enterprise-class and award-winning Signature Partner channel program for storage networking. The goals of the first enterprise-class channel program for HPC are to meet end-user demand for qualified resellers of InfiniBand networks and to provide resellers with easier access to the lucrative HPC market.
Several companies are quoted in the release, including my friend Julien Fielden of UK HPC solutions provider OCF
“In order to keep up with customers’ HPC requirements, we need traditional support mechanisms from InfiniBand vendors,” said Julian Fielden, managing director, OCF. “The QLogic SignatureHPC program is the first we’ve seen to take a truly global approach to delivering InfiniBand products, training and support through established mechanisms.”