InfiniBand: Caught in the Ethernet meatgrinder

The Register reports that InfiniBand supplier Voltaire may be moving towards a twin InfiniBand/Ethernet strategy as InfiniBand looks to get boxed in by 10gigE and the coming 100gigE:

“With Ethernet rated at 10Gbit/s for now InfiniBand should be walking all over it, but it isn’t, despite Voltaire and competitor Mellanox positioning InfiniBand as the data centre networking convergence fabric, capable of carrying Ethernet and Fibre Channel as protocols layered onto it. In fact an Ethernet blitzkrieg is poised to trample across data centres with Cisco, Force 10, Juniper, Extreme and Brocade/Foundry all pushing the Ethernet economics story as well as the new, shining, never lose a packet, low latency data centre Ethernet (DCE) pitch.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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