InfiniCon Systems and Small Tree Communications on Monday announced a partnership to bring to the Mac platform
a suite of InfiniBand products
— the same high-speed networking technology used by Virginia Tech’s “System X” Xserve G5-based supercomputer. The suite of products announced by InfiniCon and Small Tree includes managed switches, Fibre Channel and Ethernet gateways, high-performance host Upper Layer Protocols (ULPs) and fabric management solutions optimized for Mac OS X. The companies expect the products to interest enterprises and other organizations looking to deploy High Performance Computing (HPC) or supercomputing solutions on Mac OS X.