Tools Target InfiniBand
InfiniBand-based product makers, fueled by the rollout of 10G-bps silicon and the support by top OEMs of the high-speed interconnect technology, continue to deliver new products.InfiniBand-based product makers, fueled by the rollout of 10G-bps silicon and the support by top OEMs of the high-speed interconnect technology, continue to deliver new products. InfiniCon Systems Inc. last week unveiled an embedded InfiniBand fabric management tool, an entry-level switching system and a dual-port HCA designed to comply with PCI-X. "Now, anyone with a PCI-X card can bring InfiniBand into their system," said Charles Foley, CEO of InfiniCon, in King of Prussia, Pa. InfiniCons InfiniView Fabric Manager is a GUI-based application designed to give users a complete view of the InfiniBand fabric, Foley said. It tracks such jobs as device discovery and mapping, path management, and performance monitoring.
The InfinIO 2000 Switching System is a smaller version of the InfinIO 7000 system, introduced in September. While that system offered six to 60 10G-bps ports, the 2000 will offer up to eight ports. The switch is aimed at small and midsize companies running clustered servers, Foley said.