Looks like I get to use my new deadpool category one more time this week.
This time we’re dunking 10 GbE datacenter switch vendor Woven Systems. They had an interesting technology that had the potential to make 10 GbE networks practical for large compute clusters, and performance results that showed for some types of communications patterns their networks would dramatically outperform IB (largely because they support adaptive routing).
A commenter on my original deadpool post said that I should include them, which caught me by surprise. I did find one piece of corroborating data in this post and comments, but nothing else, and one likes to be sure before publishing an obituary. This evening I confirmed with sources connected to the company that they did indeed shut down operations on May 22, evidently after running out of cash and failing to secure additional funding.