RLX Blade Servers Will Get Infiniband
RLX Technologies Inc. is partnering with Topspin Communications Inc. to make high-end RLX blade servers InfiniBand-ready.RLX Technologies Inc. is partnering with Topspin Communications Inc. to make high-end RLX blade servers InfiniBand-ready by building the capabilities into the chassis. Topspin, of Mountain View, Calif., will adapt its InfiniBand hardware and software to work with RLXs blade server architecture. Included in the package will be InfiniBand host channel adapters and software, switches, and gateways from Topspin, thus enabling InfiniBand-to-Ethernet and InfiniBand-to-Fibre Channel connectivity. This way, RLX will be able to connect its blade servers to legacy LANs and storage area networks.
RLX, of The Woodlands, Texas, will be able to offer InfiniBand connectivity in its dual-Xeon ServerBlade 2800i system, introduced in February, and its 3000i server, rolled out in June, officials said. Both systems are 10.5 inches high and offer 10 servers per chassis.