November 11, 2008

Bay Microsystems to Showcase InfiniBand(R) Extension Over Packet Switched Networks at SC08

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Microsystems, Inc., an innovative leader and expert in the design and development of high performance communications solutions, will be showcasing its ABEx(R) Family of Multiservice Transport Gateways next week at SC08 in Austin, Texas. Bay will be demonstrating the ABEx 2020 and its ability to extend InfiniBand fabrics over an IP network through the use of Pseudowires.

Pseudowires provide a point-to-point "transparent wire" in which the native InfiniBand service can be transported over a Packet Switched Network (PSN). This capability allows high performance and technical computing users to share compute and data services over very long distances by taking advantage of traffic engineering to maintain bandwidth guarantees using Quality-of-Service (QoS) over IP networks. This technology demonstration opens the door to a broad range of applications associated with high performance/cloud computing, wide area virtualization, clustered databases and financial services.

Built around Bay Microsystems' innovative network processor and traffic management integrated circuit (IC) technology, the ABEx 2020 enables administrators to overcome distance limitations of InfiniBand allowing them to share network and storage services outside the data center. The ABEx 2020 incorporates carrier-class InfiniBand services allowing InfiniBand to be extended to any point on the globe, across either optical transport or packet switched networks in a reliable manner at full line rate performance.

Bay Microsystems will also be providing host connectivity for the SCinet network at SC08, which provides cutting-edge connectivity for demanding applications and demonstrations on the SC08 show floor. Bay's ABEx 2020 will provide InfiniBand connectivity for most of the multimedia sessions hosted by SCinet including the Music Session, Music Booth Lobby and the Music Address Ballroom.

The company welcomes all SC08 visitors to join us at our Booth #2213, November 17-20, 2008, at the Austin Convention Center to see a live demonstration and to learn more about Bay's WAN extension solutions.

About Bay Microsystems

Bay Microsystems is a leading expert in the field of high-speed communications. The company develops cutting edge network solutions including scalable network architectures, systems, software and highly complex integrated circuits in support of commercial and government initiatives. The company leverages these innovations into products and services that fulfill a wide range of needs within the communications marketplace. Bay's standards- based solutions enable our customers to architect and deploy the most powerful and secure mission critical communications networks in the world.

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CONTACT: company, Steve Manuel of Bay Microsystems, +1-408-437-0400,[email protected]; or media, Ken Hagihara of Integrity PublicRelations, Inc., +1-949-768-4423, ext. 801, [email protected], for BayMicrosystems

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