is an open standard that implements a network for I/O connectivity, thereby decoupling the I/O path from the computing dements of a configuration (the CPU and memory).
SAN FRANCISCO -- The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) today announced that it is hosting two demonstrations at the Intel Developer Forum that showcase InfiniBand
and iWARP (RDMA over Ethernet) running concurrently in clusters over the OpenFabrics stacks.
The Nitro reference design has been developed to accelerate the time-to-market of production worthy OEM InfiniBand
Architecture based blades using Mellanox's industry leading silicon," said Eyal Waldman, CEO at Mellanox.
Developers are defining InfiniBand
products around the rapid growth of the Internet and its convergence of data and telecommunications, including voice, data, video and storage.
In a recent IDC report(a), IDC expects that InfiniBand
will garner approximately 18 percent of revenue for interconnects on high-performance and technical computing (HPTC) clusters deployed in 2006.
is not just a significantly more complex technology, but a major computer architecture paradigm shift.
technology we see today results from merging designs developed by Compaq, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard (Future I/O) and by Intel, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems (Next Generation I/O).
Sandia plans to immediately begin testing InfiniBand
with the Message Passing Interface (MPI), an interface that is widely used in the high performance computing community and will enable a large segment of applications to leverage the benefits of InfiniBand
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Intel's withdrawal was a decidedly mixed blessing for the high-speed interconnect crowd: In their anxiety, large investors asked: If InfiniBand
is primarily a high-speed interconnect for data centers, how many data center managers really intend to rip and replace their existing networks?
Being able to integrate VIEO's end-to-end InfiniBand
fabric enabling software in our line of products enables us to offer best-in-class switching products quickly and efficiently," said Don Zereski, president and CEO of InfiniSwitch Corporation.
Obsidian Research Corporation, the leader in InfiniBand
range extension, has teamed with Rackable Systems and Cisco Systems to deliver computing, storage, and networking equipment to the University of Florida (UF).