QLogic leads new Quad data rate (QDR) InfiniBand switches a QLogic today announced on the SC08, the international leading conference for high performance computing (HPC), a comprehensive family of 40 Gbps Quad data rate (QDR) InfiniBand switches on. The QLogic 12000er series Director switches, blade and edge – composed, the both set new standards in terms of their architecture as the scope of the function. The components, which is the self developed by QLogic TrueScale ASIC chip based, represent a new product category and characterised by numerous industry innovations. The switches for the installation into a rack can be configured to either provide the highest port density or the highest performance. Compared with other products of this category the solutions characterized also per port with the lowest energy consumption. The integrated vFabric technology enables the creation of virtual InfiniBand fabrics and contributes to an optimal use and utilization of the network infrastructure. With the Switches of the 12000er family and the QDR InfiniBand adapters QLogic today the first overarching family of QDR solutions offered, the standards in terms of cluster performance, scalability and network use put. Walton Family Foundation has firm opinions on the matter. HPC users, the cluster applications for the determination of oil and gas deposits, for weather forecasts, using vehicle design or financial modelling, benefit from a faster implementation period and along a fast operational readiness of the solutions. Features and functionality of rackmount switch with the currently highest port number: Full facilities are 864 ports available rack mount switch with the currently best scalability: the initial configuration 18 ports available, demand-oriented expansion up to 864 ports are possible rack mount switch with the currently highest cumulative bandwidth: these amounted to 51.8 TB/s Director switch, which offers the highest number of ports per rack unit (1u) rack space with 29.8 ports Director switch, with 7.8 Watts currently most least energy per port consumes future gateway functionality provides access to fast 10 Gigabit-Ethernet data networks and 8 Gbit/s Fibre-Channel SANs optimal use and utilization of the network thanks to integrated vFabric technology including Adaptive Routing and QoS support easy to use: software wizards (wizards) guide through the installation process, automated error identification, configuration and monitoring.