Topspin Communications, Inc.: "Topspin Communications today debuted Grid-to-Go, a program to deliver an open standards-based starter-kit for rapid, easy deployment of utility computing in the enterprise. Grid-to-Go can be used with commodity servers, and includes all of the infrastructure and software required for a grid architecture that unifies applications, servers, and storage. Compared with existing proprietary utility computing solutions, the Topspin solution offers comparable functionality with better performance and greater scalability-- all at as little as approximately 1/20th the cost.
Topspin server switch technology creates a scalable, flexible fabric for building a grid out of industry standard server, storage, and I/O resources. Whether attached via Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or InfiniBand, the server switch can seamlessly map these resources together into virtual servers, which can then be automatically provisioned with the right application(s). With Topspinâ019s VFrameâ122 software, the server switch can be programmed with business policies to determine the conditions for creating different types of virtual servers and with which applications to load them. " The kits includes software, 10Gbps InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters (HCAs) for PCI-X with remote boot capabilities, and an Infiniband switch. 8:42:33 AM