Fastest InfiniBand HCAs

The host Channel adapter (HCA) QLogic 7200 series is characterized by the highest rate of messaging and the least scalable latency. DRESDEN, June 18, 2008 – now QLogic delivers the highest-performance InfiniBand host channel adapters (HCAs), which are now available on the market. The new products are based on the TrueScale ASIC developed by QLogic and support double data rate (DDR) InfiniBand. End of 2008 should also Quad data rate (QDR) InfiniBand HCAs are available. The now offered DDR HCAs QLogic 7200 family offer a higher messaging rate and lower scalable latency than comparable Cluster Interconnects. Another novelty, that the solutions different from competitors, is the three-year warranty, the QLogic products. During this period, customers rely on the services of global service and support organization at any time. QLogic TrueScale ASIC: High rate of messaging, low latency performance of interconnects determines the performance of clusters; as Indicators apply messaging rate and latency.

The QLogic TrueScale ASIC architecture is designed for use in HPC clusters from scratch, interconnection requires a high rate of messaging at simultaneously lowest possible latency. Currently offers QLogic HCAs, which sit on TrueScale DDR ASICs. The solutions are suitable for use in high-performance environments, in which 20 GB / s DDR InfiniBand connections are sufficient. At the end of the year the QLogic should be expanded with 7200 HCA family more adpater, based on TrueScale QDR ASICs and support throughput of 40 GB / s. The InfiniBand HCAs QLogic 7200 family transmit the QLogic 7200 InfiniBand HCAs per second up to 26 million messages between computing nodes. The latency times are skaliebar and very low. With the use of the solutions, companies can get more performance from their systems and optimize the utilization of their HPC infrastructure. This contributes to a quick return on the investments made by them in the cluster computers. The 7200 HCAs are characterized by a low power consumption from and thus meet the requirements of customers who increasingly attach importance to energy-saving, environmentally friendly products.

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