June 02, 2010
Voltaire switches power 3 of top 10 systems on the list and 83 percent of commercial sites using InfiniBand; 33 new supercomputers using Voltaire since november 2009
HAMBURG, June 2 -- Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out datacenter fabrics, today announced that its switches provide the server-to-server or server-to-storage interconnect fabric for 55 percent of the InfiniBand deployments on the 35th edition of the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers released this week. This represents more than double the share of any other InfiniBand systems vendor. In addition, Voltaire switches are used in 33 new entries on the list since November 2009, bringing Voltaire's total count to 114.
InfiniBand was the only interconnect technology to grow share on the new list with 37 percent annual growth from June 2009 to June 2010. Voltaire 20 and 40 Gb/s InfiniBand switches provide the high performance interconnect fabrics for the world's top research institutions on the list, as well as for commercial and industrial customers who rely on HPC technologies to run their businesses. Voltaire switches accelerate 27 of the Top 100 systems -- including 3 of the Top 10 -- and also comprise the high-performance fabric for 83 percent of the commercial sites that use InfiniBand.
"Voltaire's InfiniBand solutions are known for their industry-leading performance and scalability, as well as for their ultra-low latency which dramatically accelerates performance for demanding HPC and enterprise datacenter applications," said Asaf Somekh, vice president of marketing, Voltaire. "The new TOP500 list reflects Voltaire's continued leadership in the InfiniBand switching market with more deployments than any other InfiniBand switch vendor."
The closely watched TOP500 list, issued twice a year on www.TOP500.org, ranks the most powerful supercomputers worldwide and serves as a valuable tool for tracking trends in supercomputer performance and architectures. The latest list reflects changes from November 2009 to June 2010.
Voltaire (NASDAQ: VOLT) is a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for datacenters, high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire's family of server and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs through infrastructure consolidation and lower power consumption. Used by more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 and other premier organizations across many industries, including many of the TOP500 supercomputers, Voltaire products are included in server and blade offerings from Bull, HP, IBM, NEC, SGI and Sun. Founded in 1997, Voltaire is headquartered in Ra'anana, Israel, and Chelmsford, Mass. More information is available at www.voltaire.com or by calling 1-800-865-8247.
Source: Voltaire Ltd.
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