SBS Technologies Expands its Family of InfiniBand Architecture Products

InfiniBand 4x dual-port PCI-X host channel adapter (HCA) designed to complement SBS' 8-port 4x data communications switch
  • Second generation 10 Gb/s InfiniBand(TM) 4x PCI-X card
  • Capable of full wire speed transmissions over InfiniBand links
  • Dual 10 Gb/s InfiniBand 4x ports
  • Software drivers for Linux available now
  • Drivers for IRIX, VxWorks and Solaris coming soon SBS Technologies(R) (Nasdaq: SBSE) today introduced the IB4X-PCIX-2 InfiniBand(TM) Host Channel Adapter (HCA) delivering the high throughput and low processor utilization needed for 10 Gb/s data transfer applications. Already proven in the database and high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) applications, SBS is leading InfiniBand(TM) technology into the embedded computing market. "InfiniBand switch fabric is the bullet train of the embedded computing world. It's a fast, efficient, cost-effective large data mover," said Bill Molyneux, vice president of SBS' General Purpose I/O Products. "As an overall architecture for high-bandwidth embedded applications, InfiniBand architecture is a technical win, delivering 10 Gb/s speed, scalability, reliability and quality of service." As a primary component of InfiniBand architecture, the Host Channel Adapter provides a computer with port connection to other InfiniBand devices. That port can be connected to another HCA, a target device, or an InfiniBand switch fabric that redirects the data coming in on one of its ports out to a device attached to another of its ports. The IB4X-PCIX-2 HCA is based on Mellanox's InfiniHost(TM) silicon, featuring an HCA core capable of full wire speed transmission over InfiniBand links. With a full hardware implementation of the InfiniBand architecture and hardware transport, the core fully supports remote direct memory access (RDMA) to reduce CPU overhead and free the host processors for application use. Application support includes protocols such as SDP (Sockets Direct Protocol) for running Internet Protocol(IP) based applications without modification; IPolB (Internet Protocol over InfiniBand) to run IP over InfiniBand links; SRP (SCSI Remote Protocol) for storage area networking; as well as support for video streaming, aerospace, military and electronic controls embedded applications. Flexibility is a hallmark of the IB4X-PCIX-2. For example, the HCA can be configured with 128, 256, 512 or more megabytes of DDR memory. To ensure interoperability, IB4X-PCIX-2 is built to be compatible with InfiniBand Architecture Specification Volume 1, Release 1.0a and Volume 2, Release 1.0a. Software drivers are provided. IB4X-PCIX-2 is the ideal HCA for use with SBS' EIS-4008-CU data communications switch. The EIS-4008-CU is a 1U, 19-inch rackmount chassis with eight independent, bidirectional ports that can be configured as 4x or 1x InfiniBand links. Based on the RedSwitch HDMP-2840 8-port 4x InfiniBand switch fabric chip, the switching element provides an overall aggregate bandwidth of 160 Gb/s. EIS-4008-CU supports full fabric redundancy, fabric failover, and hot swappable redundant power supplies and fans. Price and Availability
    IB4X-PCIX-2 with Linux driver has a quantity 1 list price of $1,699 and is currently available. The EIS-4008-CU switch with a quantity 1 list price of $6,495 is currently available. About SBS Technologies Inc.
    SBS Technologies Inc., founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications, including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., SBS maintains nine primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.