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eWeek: Infiniband is coming (like it or not)

Jun 22, 2001, 11:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Popovich)

When a set of computing giants wanted to show the power of a new technology designed to boost bandwidth inside of data centers, they turned to Linux:

"A new high-speed interconnect technology designed to boost bandwidth inside data centers and slated to debut this winter reached a significant milestone in its development this week....

"This week, Infiniband proponents gathered at a trade association meeting in Orlando, Fla., and touted a key achievement in the development of the new switch fabric I/O, a demonstration showing it running enterprise-class database applications for the first time."

"The promotion, showing servers running IBM's DB2 Universal Database V7.2 and Linux kernel 2.4, was sponsored by Intel, Dell, IBM and Qlogic Corp."

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