Multi-core processing environments, I/O convergence, and cloud services are fueling the need for higher bandwidth solutions. As these demands for mission-critical and real-time applications continue to grow, servers must offer higher processing capabilities in order to meet and exceed these requirements for performance and scalability.
The Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter provides the highest performing I/O throughput option for IBM BladeCenter by delivering the industry's highest bandwidth and lowest latency solution.
The module's HyperScale architecture also provides a unique inter-switch link or mesh capability to form highly scalable, cost effective, and low latency fabrics. As a result, I/O bottlenecks are removed, allowing applications to operate at maximum efficiency.
Leverage the performance of InfiniBand
Voltaire's solution for IBM BladeCenter includes a 40Gbps (QDR) InfiniBand switch module to deliver superior performance for applications that demand the highest bandwidth and lowest latency available in today's market. The powerful combination of an industry-leading blade set and InfiniBand technologies provides an ideal solution for scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing and cloud environments.
High performance InfiniBand switch module
The Voltaire 40Gb InfiniBand switch module provides InfiniBand QDR connectivity between the server platform's high performance blade servers and external InfiniBand fabrics in non-blocking designs - all on a single device. Voltaire's high speed module also accommodates performance optimized fabric designs utilizing a single BladeCenter chassis or stacking multiple BladeCenter chassis without requiring an external InfiniBand switch. Providing 14 internal ports that are connected to the blades (HSECs) and 16 external ports, Voltaire's high speed switch module provides full connectivity for 14 blades installed in the BladeCenter chassis.
Scalable, flexible and highly availableProduct Highlights
Using the Voltaire InfiniBand solution for IBM BladeCenter, you can build cost-effective, high performance grids that scale out with ease. The solution is architected for mission-critical application deployment and offers built-in high availability features.
- Highest performing I/O option in IBM BladeCenter
- Up to 40Gbps performance for scale-out computing fabrics and cloud environments
- QDR/DDR/SDR auto-negotiation with the Voltaire high performance InfiniBand switch module
- Ultra low latency: under 100 nanoseconds blade to blade connectivity
- Unique HyperScale architecture allows scaling to thousands of nodes with a single tier of switches
- Ideal for scientific, commercial HPC and enterprise applications
- Full support for copper and fiber cabling solutions