Voltaire Delivers Industry’s First SSI-Compliant 40 Gb/s InfiniBand Blade Switch

Delivers performance, scalability, energy efficiency, proven interoperability

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Voltaire Ltd. has released a Server System Infrastructure (SSI)-compliant InfiniBand switch for blade server systems. The Voltaire 40 Gb/s InfiniBand Blade Switch Module delivers scalable, high-performance, energy-efficient connectivity for clustered blade solutions.

Industry-wide standards for blade computing systems are largely driven by the SSI Forum, a leading server industry group chartered with the development of server infrastructure standards that address customer and ecosystem challenges. The Voltaire 40 Gb/s InfiniBand Blade Switch Module is the industry’s first InfiniBand blade switch to comply with SSI specifications and ensure interoperability across industry-standard blade computing systems.

The Voltaire 40 Gb/s InfiniBand Blade Switch Module is based on Voltaire’s field-proven design and features fourteen 40 Gb/s internal ports for server connectivity and sixteen external QSFP ports for fabric connectivity. Combined with port-to-port latency of less than 100 nanoseconds, this provides a congestion-free solution that exceeds the bandwidth and latency requirements of even the most intensive applications. Moreover, the switch consumes only 4 watts of power per port making it an energy-efficient solution for today’s data centers.

The Voltaire 40 Gb/s InfiniBand Blade Switch Module is available now through select Voltaire OEM partners and resellers. More information is available at www.voltaire.com/SSI.