Fujitsu, Sun's long-timer Sparc partner is using a third generation of its Hal Computer Systems Ltd's Sparc64 processor design (CI No 3,391) plus it appears, the high-speed, low-latency SynFinity cross-bar switch
interconnect developed by its Fujitsu System Technologies unit (CI No 3,354).
The RamSan-710 includes 21 Flash boards, 2 high-bandwidth I/O modules (2 ports each), 1 management Ethernet port, and a fast cross-bar switch
that connects everything for smooth data flow through the system.
As a cooperative, the members are dedicated to providing the optimum in service and in the last 15 years the company has migrated from a cross-bar switch
to digital, installed fiber optic toll service to all major IXCs, installed high speed Internet, and now fiber to the premise, cable TV service and VOIP services.
By duplicating the system clock and cross-bar switch
, the server also enables power and fan redundancy as well as replacement of each module without halting the system.
In addition to scalability, the Cisco 12000 offers multigigabit cross-bar switch
fabric designed to maximize throughput for unicast and multicross traffic, efficiency and eliminate head-of-line blocking; high availability architecture with full redundancy for switching fabrics and line cards; extensive support for advanced network services, including quality of service and multicast services; and carrier-class equipment including full hot swap capabilities, DC power, NEBS compliance and extensive SONET/SDH integration.
Named the Compaq HPC160 and Compaq HPC320, the new parallel servers are based on the industry-leading Compaq AlphaServer ES40 systems - quad-processor systems powered by new generation 500 MHz Alpha 21264 processors with revolutionary new cross-bar switch
Scalable architecture based on cross-bar switch
5 million packets per second over a 16 gigabit non-blocking cross-bar switch
which connects any combination of high speed data interfaces, including ATM (OC-3, OC-12), FDDI, Frame Relay, HIPPI or Fast Ethernet.