Hewlett-Packard is including Voltaire's Unified Fabric Manager software in its Unified Cluster Portfolio for high-performance scale-out data centers. Voltaire's UFM software is used in conjunction with its InfiniBand switches to give businesses better management capabilities for their complex data center environments.
Hewlett-Packard is expanding the offerings in its Unified Cluster Portfolio
by adding Voltaire's Unified Fabric Manager product to the lineup.
When used in conjunction with Voltaire's 20G-bps or 40G-bps InfiniBand
switches, the UFM software can give IT administrators greater visibility into their
scale-out data centers and improve manageability.
The software gives users a logical view of their high-performance
infrastructure, including servers, applications and networking fabric.
The deal was announced Oct. 1.
Ed Turkel, manager of business development for HP's Scalable Computing and
Infrastructure business, said the combination of HP's ProLiant systems and
Voltaire's UFM software will help businesses eliminate the I/O bottlenecks in
their scale-out data center infrastructures, enabling them to more efficiently
run high-performance applications.
"Customers deploying scale-out environments to enable business growth
need solutions that are capable of supporting the increased network
complexities without impacting system performance," Turkel said in a
HP and Voltaire pointed to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany,
which has selected Voltaire's 40G-bps InfiniBand switches and UFM software for
an HP supercomputer being used in the Open Cirrus project, an open cloud
computing research testbed.
The institute's supercomputer will include 334 ProLiant DL2x170h G6 and
ProLiant DL4x170h G6 servers.
G6 systems are powered by Intel's quad-core Xeon 5500 Series "Nehalem
EP" processors and Advanced Micro Devices' six-core "Istanbul"
Opterons, and are designed to offer higher performance and greater energy
efficiency than previous ProLiant models.