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IBM, Topspin forge InfiniBand agreement

Posted: 15 Jan 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ibm? topspin communications? server switch? software? eserver?

IBM and Topspin Communications have formed a five-year agreement under which IBM will have the access to Topspin's server switches and software for use across its eServer and TotalStorage product line.

Under terms of the agreement, IBM has the right to resell Topspin's current and future generation 4X (10Gbps) and 12X (30Gbps) server switch portfolio for the high-performance computing and database clustering markets for use with IBM eServer pSeries, zSeries, iSeries and xSeries systems.

Moreover, Topspin products are currently completing IBM Server Proven certification and have already been IBM TotalStorage Proven and validated for sale with IBM DB2 Universal Database on xSeries servers.

Mark Shearer, VP of marketing and strategy, IBM Systems Group, said, "As the only industry-standard interconnect today with scalability up to 30Gbps, and remote direct memory access (RDMA), we are convinced that this technology will dramatically improve and simplify the way servers communicate. Working with Topspin, our plan is to make InfiniBand a base technology for all IBM eServer systems and storage and the underlying fabric for future initiatives around on-demand computing."

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