MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PathScale, developer of
innovative solutions to accelerate the performance and efficiency of Linux(R)
clusters, this week announced that Voltaire is adding the PathScale
InfiniPath(TM) HTX(TM) InfiniBand(TM) adapter as one of the InfiniBand
adapters offered with its high-performance multi-service InfiniBand switches.
This is the latest in a series of developments that demonstrate how PathScale
InfiniPath has become the high-performance InfiniBand interconnect of choice
for performance-minded cluster users.
More details are available at www.pathscale.com/press_releases.html
One of the first Voltaire customers to receive the PathScale adapter is
the Sandia National Laboratory's research facility in Livermore, CA.
According to Dr. Matt Leininger, computational scientist at Sandia National
Laboratories, "We see Voltaire's collaboration with PathScale as a very
positive development that will make it easier for us to build extremely large
InfiniBand-based clusters based on the OpenIB software stack. The ability to
couple the PathScale InfiniBand adapter to Hypertransport has some significant
advantages in terms of latency and effective bandwidth for many of our complex
applications such as structure mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and
combustion codes. PathScale's support for OpenIB is a critical requirement
PathScale InfiniPath, available as both an adapter card and as an ASIC, is
the industry's highest performance Linux cluster interconnect for message
passing (MPI) and TCP/IP applications. InfiniPath delivers superior
interconnect performance at commodity price levels by implementing a
high-performance software stack and by connecting directly to the AMD
Opteron(TM) processor via a standard HyperTransport HTX slot. When integrated
with Voltaire's InfiniBand-based switching solutions, InfiniPath enables
applications to reliably scale to hundreds or thousands of nodes.
"This agreement between PathScale and Voltaire marks InfiniBand
technology's coming of age," observed Nathan Brookwood, principal analyst at
the industry research firm Insight 64. "Now the market will be served by
multiple vendors offering customers a range of price/performance alternatives.
PathScale's innovative marriage of InfiniBand and HyperTransport technology
provides a low-latency interconnect that makes clusters of 64-bit x86 systems
an even more cost-effective approach for high-performance computing
Voltaire provides a complete family of grid backbone solutions including
the Voltaire Grid Director(TM) ISR 9288, the industry's most scalable,
multi-service switch for building high-performance clusters and grids ranging
from tens to thousands of nodes. To deliver complete cluster solutions to
customers, Voltaire has established OEM agreements with leading server vendors
IBM, HP, SGI, and strategic sales relationships with Sun, NEC and Hitachi.
PathScale recently published new InfiniPath performance results including
the Pallas Benchmark Suite and the HPC Challenge Benchmarks that validate
PathScale InfiniPath as the industry's highest performance commodity cluster
interconnect for Linux-based HPC applications. These results can be viewed at
The Voltaire HCA460HT InfiniBand adapter, based on PathScale InfiniPath is
orderable immediately from Voltaire and its worldwide channel partner network.
Voltaire is the worldwide leader in grid backbone solutions for networked
computing in the next generation data center. Voltaire's integrated family of
switching hardware and network virtualization software delivers the high
performance, intelligent backbone for grid computing architectures.
Leveraging the InfiniBand standard, Voltaire solutions offer improved
performance, utilization and scalability across compute clusters, storage and
IP networks. Voltaire solutions are available from major systems vendors and
integrators. More information about Voltaire is available at www.voltaire.com
or by calling 1-800-865-8247.
Based in Mountain View, California, PathScale develops innovative software
and hardware technologies that substantially increase the performance and
efficiency of Linux clusters, the next significant wave in high-end computing.
Applications that benefit from PathScale's technologies include seismic
processing, complex physical modeling, EDA simulation, molecular modeling,
biosciences, econometric modeling, computational chemistry, computational
fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, weather modeling, resource
optimization, decision support and data mining. PathScale's investors include
Adams Street Partners, Charles River Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture
Capital, CMEA Ventures, GF Private Equity LLC, ChevronTexaco Technology
Ventures and the Dow Employees Pension Plan. For more details, visit
www.pathscale.com, send email to email@example.com or phone 1-650-934-8100.