The Voltaire Grid Director ISR 2004 multi-service switch enables high performance applications to run on distributed server, storage and network resources. Multiple Grid Director ISR 2004s can be interconnected to form very large high performance clusters and grids that can grow into the thousands of nodes with "pay as you grow" scalability.
High performance environments require no-compromise solutions. The Voltaire Grid Director ISR 2004 delivers just that - with up to 96 ports of 20 gigabits per second InfiniBand connectivity. Ultra low latencies and an impressive 3.84 terabits per second of reliable non-blocking backplane bandwidth eliminate communication bottlenecks, allowing applications to perform at maximum efficiency.
20Gbps by design
The Grid Director ISR 2004 is Voltaire's second generation enterprise-class 20Gbps InfiniBand switch. Voltaire's considerable experience deploying high performance interconnects in the world's fastest supercomputers and high performance data centers was used to create the perfect building block for clusters and grids that scale into the thousands of nodes. The industry-leading design of the Grid Director ISR 2004 provides guaranteed packet delivery with the best signal quality available. The reliable delivery of packets increases application efficiency by avoiding costly packet drops and retransmissions associated with alternative solutions. With its excellent signal integrity, the Grid Director ISR 2004 supports the longest possible InfiniBand cable lengths extending the reach of high performance computing systems and increasing data center scalability.
Building Unified Fabrics
Unified Fabrics provide applications with access to high performance storage solutions and to multiple networks that span across InfiniBand, Fiber Channel and Ethernet. InfiniBand's high bandwidth and low latency with advanced QoS, congestion management and routing capabilities provide the ideal transport for speeding up storage, interconnect and networking traffic. By using a single virtual backplane that eliminates application bottlenecks, Unified Fabrics improve data center efficiency while reducing the cost and complexity associated with connecting servers to multiple IP and storage networks.
Built-in Reliability, Availability and Supportability (RAS)Product Highlights
The Grid Director ISR 2004 was designed for data center administrators who want to spend time delivering business results and less time worrying about infrastructure. All critical components including power supplies, fans and management controllers have built-in redundancy ensuring maximum system up time and supportability. Redundant management boards maintain synchronization so that a failure can be recovered without the loss of management information or any disruption in communication.
- Accelerated performance for industry-leading applications, services and resources
- Error-free packet delivery over cables up to 100m long
- Scalable solutions for large grid that reach into the thousands of nodes
- Integrated connectivity to high performance SANs and LANs