For example, if Dispersive Routing balances a network load over four server links, it would provision each to handle 25 percent of I/O traffic. At that point, the Adaptive Routing feature would take into account other host traffic in the network, and further load balance the traffic for the best possible performance, Alesso said.
"Effective fabric management has become the most important factor in maximizing performance in an HPC cluster investment and as clusters scale, issues like congestion mitigation and QoS can make a big difference in whether the fabric performs up to its potential," said Addison Snell, president of InterSect 360 Research, in a statement. "With IFS 6.0, QLogic has addressed all of the major fabric management issues in a product that in many ways goes beyond what others are offering."
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