|[June 10, 2014]
Obsidian Unveils the First Member of the CrossbowTM Family of Multi-port Native InfiniBandTM Routers
EDMONTON, Alberta --(Business Wire)--
Obsidian is pleased to announce that it is now taking orders for the
Crossbow R400-6, the first example of a new class of InfiniBand hardware
capable of natively connecting up to six subnets at QDR speeds.
During its first decade, the InfiniBand industry largely confined itself
to delivering high performance connectivity solutions for the HPC
community - single-room, single-subnet installations lacking security
mechanisms. Through its LongbowTM family of devices, Obsidian
has already established InfiniBand as the preferred protocol for high
performance WAN transmissions, complete with integrated wire speed
cryptography. Now the Crossbow family completes this picture by adding
The Crossbow R400-6 is a � RU device consuming less than 55W equipped
with six QSFP ports for QDR InfiniBand at 40Gbits/s and Gigabit
Ethernet/USB (RS-232) ports for management. Each InfiniBand port can
reside in a separate subnet - Crossbow provides low latency full line
rate routing between subnets. In applications requiring high throughput
between two subnets, a 220W 1RU Crossbow shelf delivers a full
48GBytes/s of inter-subnet bandwidth.
Crossbow may be freely deployed with other standards compliant
InfiniBand equipment such as switches, HCAs or Longbow range extenders
to build complex fabrics across many LAN installations connected by
standard cable or global WAN links, using GID addressing.
The advent of multi-subnet InfiniBand routers - as enabled by Obsidian's
enhanced subnet manager BGFC - offer significant new opportunities such
as extreme node-count scaling through fault isolation and bypassing
LID-space limitations, administrative domain demarcation and the simpler
aggregation of local and remote compute/storage resources. These
possibilities speak to both next-generation supercomputer architectures
and also Internet-scale data centre fabrics.
See the Crossbow in action and meet the Obsidian team at ISC14
(Congress Center Leipzig, Germany) in booth #504 from June 23rd to 25th.
About Obsidian Strategics
Obsidian Strategics™ is the
developer of Longbow™ and Crossbow™, a series of InfiniBand products
featuring range extension, routing and encryption. Longbow technology
allows an InfiniBand fabric - normally a short-range network used in
supercomputers and data centres - to be securely extended via optical
fiber over global distances. Crossbow technology provides very high
performance routing of InfiniBand traffic between many separate subnets,
enabling unprecedented scalability and manageability. www.obsidianstrategics.com.
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