InfiniCon Systems, Inc., a developer of sharable input/output (I/O) subsystems, today announced a product development alliance with Banderacom, an InfiniBand(TM) semiconductor company. The two companies said they plan to collaborate to develop and deploy InfiniBand-based products that enhance the performance, scalability and manageability of computer and storage networks.
Under the terms of the agreement, Banderacom will provide InfiniCon Systems with its IBandit target channel adaptor (TCA) development system as well as upgrades and early silicon samples of IBandit products for evaluation and qualification. InfiniCon Systems will incorporate Banderacom's IBandit TCA as part of its sharable I/O subsystem. The two companies will collaborate on industry compliance and compatibility testing, and product qualification activities.
InfiniCon Systems said it will incorporate Banderacom's IBandit 4X (10 Gigabit) links into its sharable Fibre Channel and Ethernet line cards. These line cards will be part of InfiniCon Systems' intelligent sharable I/O subsystem that it said allows non-disruptive exploitation of existing Fibre Channel and Ethernet infrastructures by InfiniBand capable servers.