Business and technical computing interconnects firm Mellanox Technologies has unveiled connected blade servers that are dynamically provisioned into scalable, service-centric pools of computing resources and virtualised for datacentre deployments.
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The InfiniBand range is designed to provide IT organisations with optimal total cost of ownership and features include virtualised I/O modules that are said to provide agility, flexibility and consolidation benefits. The products are based on single-chip, 20Gbps adapter silicon in order to facilitate dense, space-saving systems.
The technology, says the company, provides an intelligent IT architecture that drives the deployment of virtualised desktops, with users controlling the scaling of connected processing blades and the number of I/O connections that are used to integrate into datacentres.
Mellanox says that InfiniBand's high-bandwidth and low-latency characteristics are used to interconnect compute blades to virtualised I/O modules. As a result, the company claims, compute resources can scale independently from I/O resources used for networking, storage and graphics and can be dynamically reconfigured to meet changing requirements.
Comments Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies, "a new generation of virtualized blade servers is paving the way for unprecedented levels of dynamism in datacentre application and resource deployments."