SINGAPORE - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT)
announced that it is working together with Intel to develop Infiniband technology that connects servers to
Adaptec's early InfiniBand product development efforts, which make use of components from Intel's
Fabric Components Division, further establishes the growing momentum behind the InfiniBand architecture, and helps
assure availability of storage solutions in the timeframe that complements the first major OEM InfiniBand server
"We are committed to having InfiniBand I/O solutions available in time for the first major InfiniBand server
launches," Jim Comstock, Vice President for Storage Networking Solutions at Adaptec.
Adaptec will demonstrate InfiniBand technology at the Intel Developer
Forum, August 22 through August 24, in San Jose, California.
Adaptec is in a unique position to help the industry develop new InfiniBand storage I/O solutions because of its
successful history of providing SCSI and RAID I/O solutions. The company brings to the InfiniBand architecture
its know-how in developing industry-wide standards, interoperability expertise, and a long history of working closely
with server architectures through its partnerships with every major server OEM.
The InfiniBand development efforts follow Adaptec's formation of the Storage Networking Solutions Group earlier
this year. The group is focused on broadening the SAN marketplace by bringing new storage fabric technologies to
market. Storage fabric solutions provide customers with a lower cost of management, increased data availability,
and higher levels of performance and scalability. Adaptec is committed to providing the best Fibre Channel, InfiniBand
and EtherStorage storage fabric products for a wide range of customer environments.
About Adaptec, Inc.
Adaptec (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides innovative storage solutions. Adaptec's hardware and software solutions for eBusiness
and Internet applications move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's direct-attached
server storage, network storage solutions and desktop solutions for digital content are found in high-performance
networks, servers, workstations and desktops from manufacturers, and are sold through distribution channels to
ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers.