SBS Technologies Leads Industry with the First InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter on a PMC
With dual 20 Gb/s 4x InfiniBand ports, the IB4X-PMC-2 HCA is a second-generation product designed to take advantage of the full performance of high-speed InfiniBand fabrics in embedded environments. Based on Mellanox InfiniHost silicon, this board is capable of full wire speed transmissions over InfiniBand links. It also fully supports RDMA transfers, which reduce CPU overhead and free host processors for application use. In addition, this HCA includes application support for Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP), Internet Protocol over InfiniBand (IPoIB) to enable TCP/IP to run over InfiniBand links, and SCSI Remote Protocol (SRP) initiator to enable storage area networking (SAN). The IB4X-PMC-2 HCA can handle a 32- or 64-bit PCI bus with frequencies of 33 or 66 MHz and PCI-X bus frequencies of 66, 100 or 133 MHz. It comes with 128 Mbytes of high-speed DDR memory and features sophisticated quality of service (QoS) at each port to manage performance levels. A Linux driver for RedHat Linux 7.3 is included with the hardware. For VxWorks® with character device interface (Mirror API™) please contact SBS. InfiniBand Technology Defined
With 20 Gb/s bandwidth, InfiniBand architecture is a high-performance interconnect technology with an intelligent switched fabric. A primary component of InfiniBand technology is the HCA, which provides transport services over the switch fabric. Fabric end nodes are either host nodes with HCAs or target nodes with Target Channel Adapters (TCAs). These end nodes can be interconnected using InfiniBand switches. InfiniBand architecture not only provides high speed, but its intelligent fabric offloads the computer processing system from complex overhead and housekeeping tasks by accessing memory directly with its Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) feature. These features make InfiniBand technology an excellent choice for applications such as computer clustering, storage, communications, and data transport. Price and Availability
The IB4X-PMC-2 HCA is available now. Pricing starts at $2,195.00. SBS also offers the EIS-4008-CU data communications switch that features 8 independent, bi-directional ports that can be configured as 4x or 1x InfiniBand links, and the IB4X-PCIX-2 dual port 4x InfiniBand HCA on a PCI-X card. About SBS Technologies, Inc.
SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), 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, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight 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 www.sbs.com.