InfiniSwitch Elected to InfiniBand Trade Association Steering Committee

11/7/2002 - InfiniSwitch, the market leader in developing InfiniBand switching solutions designed for the data center, announced it has been elected to the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) Steering Committee. InfiniSwitch’s membership status takes effect January 1, 2003. InfiniSwitch will join existing steering committee members: Dell, Hewlett- Packard, IBM, Intel, Network Appliance, and Sun Microsystems.

As one of the leaders of the IBTA, InfiniSwitch will play an important role in shaping the future of the association and bringing the vision of the InfiniBand architecture to reality. 2003 will prove to be an exciting year as member companies begin to deliver commercially available InfiniBand-based solutions into the marketplace.

"This is a wonderful show of confidence from the voting members of the InfiniBand Trade Association," said Don Zereski, CEO, InfiniSwitch Corporation. "It is an honor to be on a committee with the biggest and brightest players in the technology industry. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to assist in leading the InfiniBand effort for the industry and look forward to active participation in 2003."

InfiniSwitch has been steadfast in its mission and vision to bring the highest quality switching and host channel adapter solutions based on the InfiniBand standard to market, enabling the industry to realize the benefits of improved performance, efficient manageability, and greater scalability in the data center. As a testament to InfiniSwitch’s experience and leadership position in the InfiniBand marketplace, Cornell Theory Center recently selected InfiniSwitch’s InfiniBand switching solution for configuration in its 16-node Windows-based server cluster, demonstrating real-world application and customer benefit in the financial sector. InfiniSwitch has more than 1,000 ports deployed in end-user customer, partner, and OEM data center environments worldwide.

A member of the IBTA since the company’s founding in September of 2000, InfiniSwitch has dedicated itself to advancing the development of InfiniBand-based solutions. InfiniSwitch has played an active role on nearly all of the association’s working groups, as well as an integral part in all IBTA events, including the InfiniBand Plugfests, the InfiniBand IT Road shows, and the IBTA Pavilions at various conferences, including the Intel Developers Forum and Networld+Interop. As a Steering Committee member of the IBTA, InfiniSwitch will continue in its dedication to the success of InfiniBand technology.

About InfiniBand Trade Association
The Internet is creating an increased demand for server computer I/O subsystem performance, scalability, reliability and flexibility. A shift to a switched fabric-based I/O architecture will enable industry participants to meet this increased demand. The InfiniBand Trade Association developed a specification for a channel-based, switched fabric architecture that provides a scalable performance range of 500Mbyte/s to 6 Gbyte/s, meeting the needs from entry level to high-end enterprise systems. InfiniBand Trade Association represents the industry’s choice for developing I/O technologies that will keep pace with the demands of the Internet age.

About InfiniSwitch
InfiniSwitch Corporation is the recognized market leader in developing InfiniBand switching solutions designed for the data center. InfiniSwitch was founded in the Fall of 2000 by an experienced team with a proven industry track record of more than 250 combined years designing, developing and delivering switch and system solutions at leading companies such as Compaq, Data General, Digital Equipment, IBM, Lucent and Nexabit. InfiniSwitch is located in Westborough, Massachusetts, and is a member of the InfiniBand Trade Association. It has received nearly $30 million in venture funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, Flagship Ventures (formerly NewcoGen Group and One Liberty Ventures), Moore Capital Management and TL Ventures.

InfiniBand is a TM/SM of the InfiniBand Trade Association

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