Hitachi Selects Topspin for Blade Server Solutions.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Topspin Products to be Integrated into Hitachi's BladeSymphony Product Line for High Performance Technical Computing and Enterprise Grid Computing grid computing, the concurrent application of the processing and data storage resources of many computers in a network to a single problem. It also can be used for load balancing as well as high availability by employing multiple computers—typically personal
Topspin Communications Topspin Communications a leading InfiniBand Vendor was acquired by Cisco Systems , today announced that it has been selected by Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :HIT) to provide its industry-leading, Infiniband-based server switching products as part of Hitachi's BladeSymphony blade server A server architecture that houses multiple server modules ("blades") in a single chassis. It is widely used in datacenters to save space and improve system management. Either self-standing or rack mounted, the chassis provides the power supply, and each blade has its own CPU, memory and product line. The combined solution will deliver a compelling return-on-investment (ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). ) for Hitachi customers.
"Topspin is a recognized leader in the market and will be a significant part of Hitachi's success for delivering an alternative approach to proprietary bladed utility computing (1) Pay-per-usage processing provided by a service organization that uses its own computers and facilities. Customers access the computers via a private network or over the Internet and are charged according to how much computing time they use, such as CPU seconds, minutes or hours. solutions," said Masahiro Kitano, executive general manager of Enterprise Server Division, Hitachi, Ltd. "By combining the powerful scale-out capabilities of Hitachi's blade server solutions with Topspin's best-of-breed technology and proven track record of customer successes, we are able to offer customers complete and innovative solutions to improve server performance and generate revenue."
Through this agreement, Hitachi will be able to leverage Topspin's complete server switching product line, including the Topspin 120 and Topspin 270 InfiniBand Switches, Topspin 90 and Topspin 360 I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output Chassis, Topspin Ethernet and Fibre Channel gateways, and Topspin 10Gbps Host Channel Adapters.
The combination of Hitachi's blade server technology and Topspin's server switching product line offers Hitachi's blade server customers the following core value propositions:
--The compelling performance of Topspin InfiniBand allows blade servers to be clustered to match the performance previously relegated to high-end platforms at a fraction of the cost. InfiniBand is a standard server interconnect and I/O technology designed to address the needs of computing platforms for increased performance, higher scalability, and improved manageability.
--Dramatic cost reduction by consolidating multiple server I/O elements through a single interconnect fabric using the unique multifabric I/O capabilities of Topspin's Server Switching products. This allows for significant cost reductions by eliminating adapters, cables, and Ethernet or Fibre Channel switch In a computer storage field, a Fibre Channel switch is a network switch compatible with Fibre Channel (FC) protocol. It allows the creation of a Fibre Channel fabric, that is currently the core component of most storage area networks. ports. This savings alone is often enough to pay for the Topspin components outright.
"We are pleased to be selected by Hitachi," said Patrick Conte, vice president Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Topspin Communications. "Topspin solutions are seeing rapid adoption in both the high performance technical computing and enterprise grid computing markets. We are excited to work with Hitachi, and our distributor Nissho Electronics Corporation, to extend these benefits to additional markets."
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2003 (ended March 31, 2004) consolidated sales totaled 8,632.4 billion yen ($81.4 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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Topspin is a leader in high performance grid and utility computing, delivering the industry's first programmable server switch -- a new category of data center infrastructure designed to allow virtual servers to be created by interconnecting industry-standard server, storage, and networking resources on-demand. Topspin delivers a compelling return on investment by promoting resource flexibility, and dramatically reducing equipment and management costs. Topspin products and technology are integral parts of solutions offered by Dell, HP, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , and Sun. Additional information is available at http://www.topspin.com or by calling 1-866-TOPSPIN.
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