Dolphin and Magma Partner to Deliver High Performance PCI Express Appliances


PCI Express hardware and software experts join forces to provide integrated cluster and IO platforms for high performance application acceleration

San Diego, Calif. and Marlborough, Mass. - January 21, 2009 - Magma and Dolphin Interconnect Solutions today announced a strategic partnership which combines their unique experience and expertise in delivering PCI Express-based solutions. Together they will collaborate to develop and deliver optimized PCI Express-based application platforms.

Dolphin has developed software which enables PCI Express to be used as the system-interconnect in combined clustering, multi-server and shared/remote IO configurations.

Magma brings many years of experience in providing high quality PCI Express IO scaling solutions to the market.

Through this powerful hardware and software combination, Magma and Dolphin will deliver the ideal platform infrastructure upon which application appliances can be deployed. Applications benchmarks with this technology demonstrate two to four times better application latency and throughput vs. alternatives. Highly efficient application solutions providing optimized processing and storage capabilities can be built on top of this flexible platform infrastructure.

"Our customers want complete solutions that are optimized for their particular business application and will continue to seek the most power-efficient, high-performance appliance that is specifically tuned to meet their unique requirements," said Tim Miller, CEO for Dolphin Interconnect Solutions. "Dolphin and Magma will be meeting this need with PCI Express appliances targeted for specific enterprise datacenter, high-performance computing and storage applications."

"PCI Express is the ideal interconnect to meet the needs of dedicated application appliances - yet the missing ingredient in the past has been the software infrastructure to fully utilize PCI Express in cluster and multi-server configurations as well as supporting flexible IO configurations," said Randy Jones, CEO for Magma. "With Dolphin we will now be delivering easy to deploy platforms that leverage the full power of PCI Express. Many application developers are also looking for platforms that can easily be tuned to their specific optimized requirements. The two companies are building partnerships with application developers to provide highly optimized solutions built on this powerful platform."

Initial products from this partnership will be available this quarter.

About MAGMA

Magma is the leading provider of PCI and PCI Express Expansion solutions for several industries. Manufactured and sold out of San Diego, Calif., Magma provides innovative, high-tech expansion solutions to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), resellers and end-users in more than 45 countries. In addition to a broad portfolio of expansion and connectivity related patents, Magma's solutions include: PCI Express Expansion, PCI & PCI-X Expansion, OEM Board-Sets & Upgrades. For more information about Magma, please visit www.magma.com

About Dolphin Interconnect Solutions

Dolphin Interconnect Solutions of Oslo, Norway and Marlborough, Massachusetts (USA) accelerates enterprise applications by providing ultra low-latency, high-bandwidth computer interconnect solutions based on PCI Express. These products provide very low overhead communication, extremely low latencies and high throughput, all vital factors for communication that requires frequent transfer of small data packets and are ideal for clustered enterprise database and web services applications. The Dolphin software library is fully transparent to applications making application integration easy. Dolphin is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker DOLP. For more information, please visit www.dolphinics.com.

Jenny Gilcrest

Citrus Public Relations for Magma

email jgilcrest@citruspublicrelations.com

phone 858.240.4556 x102

mobile 760.415.9310

fax 760.683.3136

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