7/30/2002 - Continuing to demonstrate its leadership in advanced switch fabric and interconnect solutions, RedSwitch, Inc. today announced that SBS Technologies has selected RedSwitch’s proven high performance HDMP-2840 InfiniBand switch chip as a key component for its advanced InfiniBand embedded computing products. The joint development and engineering effort will provide OEM customers with products that provide higher bandwidth, lower latency, higher quality of service and greater manageability for their InfiniBand applications.
“We selected RedSwitch as our strategic partner because of the new standard they have set in both performance and integration in InfiniBand switching technology,” said Dave Greig, president and COO of SBS Technologies. “Together, we provide the market with a variety of InfiniBand products and technologies for the data center that offer high availability, high reliability and highly scalable solutions."
The first product developed through the alliance will be a an 8 port high performance, high throughput 19-inch rack-mounted chassis-based system based on the InfiniBand architecture. The switching element is based on the RedSwitch HDMP-2840, 8-port 4x InfiniBand switch fabric, providing an overall aggregate bandwidth of 160 Gbps.
“SBS Technologies is an established market leader in embedded computing products and its experience in developing leading OEM platforms and subsystems makes it an ideal partner for RedSwitch,” said Hungwen Li, president and CEO of RedSwitch. “Our joint development team will advance the InfiniBand architecture standard with a new generation of solutions that will lower the total cost of ownership for the enterprise."
Rapidly becoming a mainstream switch fabric, InfiniBand technology is delivering true 10Gb/s transport capabilities today, offering greater performance and reliability for storage, communications and computing applications in the data center at a fraction of the cost of other 10Gb/s technologies. IDC projected the number of InfiniBand ports for server applications alone to grow from nearly 330 thousand ports in 2002 to more than 6.8 million ports in 2005.
About RedSwitch, Inc.
RedSwitch is a supplier of high performance switch fabric silicon solutions for the storage, server, networking, and telecom markets. Incorporated in June 2000 with headquarters in Milpitas, California, the company was formed by senior executives and design professionals from HAL Computer Systems Inc. RedSwitch products support leading interconnect standards including InfiniBandTM, RapidIOTM, and PCI-ExpressTM. For more information, contact RedSwitch at 408-719-4888, or visit the company's web site at www.redswitch.com
About SBS Technologies, Inc.
SBS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSE) founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers to serve the commercial, communication and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains nine primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at www.sbs.com
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