Monday, June 6, 2005

Voltaire Secures $15 Million for Infiniband Grid Interconnects

Voltaire, a start-up based in Billerica, Massachusetts, raised $15 million for its interconnect solutions for high performance grid computing. Voltaire provides grid interconnect hardware and software solutions based on InfiniBand technology that enable high performance applications to run on distributed server, storage and network resources. Voltaire multi-service switches offer integrated InfiniBand, GbE and Fibre Channel connectivity and are used for building high-performance clusters and grids ranging from tens to thousands of nodes. Voltaire's customer deployments represent many of the largest grids and supercomputers in the world, including NASA Ames, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, CERN, and India's Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology.

Baker Capital, Pitango Venture Capital and Vertex Venture Capital led the oversubscribed round. Existing investors Platinum Venture Capital, Tamir Fishman Ventures, and The Challenge Fund also participated. Among the new investors is Paul Bonderson, co-founder and former Vice President, Engineering of Brocade, who also contributed to the round.


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