QLogic Corp., the only end-to-end provider of host adapters to switched fabrics for storage and high-performance computing (HPC) networks; and Scali, the leader in high-performance clustering solutions for datacenters, today announced that Scali MPI Connect™ v5.3.1 will support the QLogic InfiniPath® family of InfiniBand host channel adapters (HCAs). MPI is the Message Passing Interface that programmers use to make a program run on thousands of processors and share data and messages among them. Customers use the advanced communication libraries of Scali MPI Connect to enable faster execution of their applications. Now, with Scali MPI Connect support for InfiniPath HCAs, customers can further enhance the performance of their applications, using HCAs that deliver the industry's lowest latency and 10x the message rate of competitive products.
"The performance of QLogic InfiniPath adapters makes them an ideal fit for Scali customers seeking a complete solution for their intensive computing needs," said Rick Friedman, Scali’s vice president of marketing." We are excited to work with QLogic and expect that our customers will be enthusiastic about using superior QLogic interconnect products.”
Scali MPI Connect: Enabling Leading Interconnect Technologies
Scali MPI Connect is a fully integrated MPI solution that enables companies to take advantage of leading interconnect technologies to build high-performance clusters. Heterogeneous support allows customers to utilize these features without constraints based on hardware platform, operating system, interconnect or configuration.
"Working with Scali MPI Connect allows us to extend our customer reach and provide end users the highest performing interconnect for the HPC community," said Scott Metcalf, general manager, SIG Business Unit, QLogic Corp. "ISVs using Scali MPI will be able to avoid the expense of testing and supporting numerous variations of their applications for Linux clusters, a major benefit of the arrangement.”
InfiniPath HCAs: The Performance Leaders for Cluster Interconnect
Available for servers with Hyper Transport and PCI-Express slots, InfiniPath HCAs are the performance leaders for cluster interconnect. With Scali MPI Connect support, InfiniPath adapters now interoperate smoothly with applications from the numerous ISVs who supporting the Scali MPI Connect standard. Customers can run many different applications on top of InfiniPath to solve their higher-level problems in reduced time and scale their problems more efficiently on large clusters.
QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions including Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage management applications. The company is also a leading supplier of server networking including InfiniBand host channel adapters that accelerate cluster performance. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium business and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies such as Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information go to www.qlogic.com.
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Founded in 1997, Scali is the leading developer of clustering solutions that enable companies to maximize the performance of their datacenters. Hundreds of companies including Goodyear, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, US Army and Naval Air, Schlumberger and Shell benefit from using Scali’s cluster management solutions and MPI libraries. Scali helps these customers fully leverage their datacenter investments, respond quickly to evolving business requirements, lower IT costs and reduce datacenter complexity. The company is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts with research and development at company headquarters, Oslo, Norway and Nagpur, India.
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