Voltaire: QDR IB PDQ

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Yes, I wrote that headline around 3 am my time, and I’m a little punchy, but then again you are reading this, so maybe it worked.

On Monday Voltaire announced plans for 40 Gbps InfiniBand switches

Voltaire Ltd. today announced plans to develop a 40 gigabits per second (Gbps)/quad data rate (QDR) switching platform based on the new Mellanox InfiniBand InfiniScale® IV switch silicon announced last week. The new silicon enables the design of 40 Gbps InfiniBand switches with higher densities, improved scalability and lower latency than 10 or 20 Gbps InfiniBand switch offerings.

The first of this new line of switches is expected by “late 2008.”

“We are aggressively developing products that enable InfiniBand to remain far ahead of competing interconnect technologies in terms of performance and scalability,” said Asaf Somekh, vice president of strategic alliances, Voltaire. “40 Gbps InfiniBand will address the specific needs of advanced HPC customers who require the highest bandwidths and lowest latencies to drive their applications.”