Mellanox Technologies Ltd and Voltaire today announced that the companies' InfiniBand solution will be available for HP's new BladeSystem c-Class architecture.
The powerful combination of Mellanox InfiniBand HCA silicon, HCA adapter cards, InfiniBand switch silicon and switch blades, and Voltaire’s software bring unprecedented performance and scalability to HP’s newest blade solution. Voltaire’s multi-service Grid Director switches provide the high performance switching and storage connectivity for the HP BladeSystem over InfiniBand. As members of HP’s BladeSystem Solution Builder program, Mellanox and Voltaire have collaborated with HP to produce this advanced solution.
The HP BladeSystem c-Class meets customers' needs of lowering IT costs and increasing responsiveness to business change as customers expand their data centers through enhanced management and virtualization capabilities inherent in InfiniBand. In addition to technical computing customers, the solution also puts enterprise and small and mid-sized business customers on the path toward the next generation data center, as end-users, for the first time, will be able to 'blade everything' -- servers, storage, networking, power and cooling and management -- in one consolidated design.
"Mellanox InfiniBand adapters and switch blades provide HP with a cost-effective solution to consolidate communications, computing, management and storage traffic onto a single fabric," said Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The Mellanox "InfiniBand Accelerated” solution delivers a best-run IT infrastructure with world-class performance."
Voltaire multi-service switches and software integrate InfiniBand, storage and network connectivity in a single enclosure to provide HP BladeSystem customers with a high performance, yet simplified data center solution," said Patrick Guay, senior vice president, marketing, Voltaire. "Leveraging Voltaire InfiniBand, HP BladeSystem c-Class is an easy-to-manage solution that saves IT administration time while providing industry-leading performance and scalability for customers."
"The share of HP cluster and grid solutions that use InfiniBand continues to grow at a rapid pace," said Paul Miller, vice president, marketing, Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem Division, HP. "By including InfiniBand from market leaders Mellanox and Voltaire into BladeSystem c-Class, our customers will benefit from a high performance, yet affordable, bladed solution that will scale with their data centers."
Further details about the InfiniBand features and capabilities for HP BladeSystem c-Class will be announced during the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany from June 27–30, 2006.