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QLogic Unveils End-to-End HPC Networking at Supercomputing 2006
Posted by Caroline Yeung, Wednesday November 15 2006 @ 05:11PM EST

QLogic Corp., the only end-to-end provider of host adapters to switched fabrics for storage and high-performance computing (HPC) networks, today unveiled its new portfolio of InfiniPath® Host Channel Adapters (HCAs) and SilverStorm® switches. QLogic will showcase the products and pervasive interoperability with popular applications, along with Message Passing Interface (MPI) Stacks and InfiniBand Storage at the Supercomputing 2006 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, taking place November 11-17 in Tampa, Florida.

"The recent acquisition of SilverStorm allows QLogic to provide end-to-end products and expertise needed by the largest HPC networks," said Scott Metcalf, vice president and general manager of the Systems Interconnect Group, QLogic. "At SC06, InfiniPath adapters, SilverStorm switches, and management software will all be showcased alongside the products of our partners to demonstrate the pervasive interoperability we’ve already achieved.”

QLogic at SC06: Product Showcase

• The QLogic Network Platform – For datacenter administrators interested in deploying common infrastructure to save time and money, the QLogic Network Platform includes a comprehensive family of highly interoperable host adapters, switches, intelligent routers and management software for high-performance InfiniBand, Ethernet, iSCSI and Fibre Channel Networks.

InfiniPath HCAs – A full line of InfiniBand HCAs delivering 10x messaging rates. InfiniPath HCAs are the performance leaders for cluster interconnect and are available for servers with Hyper Transport and PCI-Express slots.

SilverStorm Switches – A full line of InfiniBand single and double data rate-switching fabrics, including modular directors and virtual I/O gateways to 10 GbE and Fibre Channel.

QLogic at SC06: Interoperability Showcase

OpenMPI – QLogic is demonstrating support for high-performance MPI stacks including new releases of OpenMPI, HP-MPI, Scali MPI, the Intel MPI Library, and QLogic MPICH software on view at its booth.

InfiniBand Storage – LSI Logic Corporation provides its Engenio storage device, by which QLogic can demonstrate direct connectivity to storage devices by means of InfiniBand-based SRP protocols using the industry standard OpenFabrics OFED1.1 software release.

OpenFabrics – The Fluent demo (running at the Intel exhibit and using the Intel MPI stack) shows how QLogic enables customers of open fabric vendors to interoperate without needing vendor-specific software.

Optical and Copper QSFP Cabling – Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) technology increases port density and lowers cost—letting people use many different technologies to connect their InfiniBand systems with a pluggable form factor. QLogic will work with Zarlink Corporation to demonstrate an innovative optical QFFP cable; and with Molex Corporation, to demonstrate copper cabling.

InfiniBand Routers – Obsidian Research and QLogic will demonstrate an InfiniBand router—a highly desirable way to manage and move data among subnets in a network. Common in Ethernet technology, routers are only now emerging in InfiniBand networks.

About QLogic

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 businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like 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.

Disclaimer - Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to future results of the Company (including certain beliefs and projections regarding business trends) that are “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. The Company advises readers that these potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: potential fluctuations in operating results; gross margins that may vary over time; revenues may be affected by changes in IT spending levels; the stock price of the Company may be volatile; the Company’s dependence on the storage area network market; the ability to maintain and gain market or industry acceptance of the Company's products; the Company’s dependence on a limited number of customers; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales patterns in orders from customers; the Company’s ability to compete effectively with other companies; declining average unit sales prices of comparable products; a reduction in sales efforts by current distributors; dependence on sole source and limited source suppliers; the Company’s dependence on relationships with certain silicon chip suppliers; the complexity of the Company's products; sales fluctuations arising from customer transitions to new products; the uncertainty associated with SOX 404 compliance; environmental compliance costs; terrorist activities and resulting military actions; international economic, regulatory, political and other risks; uncertain benefits from strategic business combinations; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; recognition of compensation expense related to employee stock options and the Company’s employee stock purchase plan; the decreased effectiveness of equity compensation; difficulties in implementing smaller geometry process technologies; the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily resolve any infringement claims; reliance on third party licenses; the use of “open source” software in our products; changes in our tax provisions or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of our income tax returns; computer viruses and other tampering with the Company’s computer systems; and facilities of the Company and its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters.

More detailed information on these and additional factors which could affect the Company's operating and financial results are described in the Company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed, or to be filed, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company urges all interested parties to read these reports to gain a better understanding of the many business and other risks that the Company faces. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

QLogic, the QLogic logo, InfiniPath, and SilverStorm are registered trademarks of QLogic Corporation. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of the companies with which they are associated.


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