InfiniBand Switch Provides Higher Throughput

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A 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand switch fabric module is designed to bring leading-edge commercial data center connectivity and performance to the most demanding military and aerospace applications. The IBX400 from GE Intelligent Platforms also complements GE’s existing GBX460 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Fabric Module, offering an alternative, higher performance InfiniBand-based solution for customers who need increased data plane bandwidth with lower latency.

The IBX400 provides high-speed data connectivity to GE’s rugged Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) board-level solution sets that include the latest RDMA-enabled Intel Corei7 single board computers, multiprocessors, NVIDIA CUDA GPUs and PMC/XMC carrier cards. Applications can easily be moved from Linux server or desk-top machines onto these deployable modules to provide greatly increased computing performance where it is needed most.

GE’s end-to-end solutions provide shorter time to solution, lower technical risk and lower cost of ownership. System integrators and end users can deploy tried and tested software building blocks such as the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and OpenMPI high-performance interprocess communication (IPC) middlewares from the OpenFabrics Alliance as well as modules from other open source HPC (High Performance Computing) community projects.

Key features of the IBX400 include: DDR InfiniBand data plane with 20 fat pipes and in-band subnet management; a Gigabit Ethernet control plane with 16 ultra-thin pipes and fully managed layer 2/3 Ethernet switch fabric; and GE’s OpenWare control plane switch management with QoS priority and support for IPv6 and IPv4 switching.

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