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QLogic and LSI to Cross-Certify InfiniBand-Based Products

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. and MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), and LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) today announced that the two companies will be working together to cross-certify InfiniBand(r)-based storage systems from LSI with QLogic InfiniBand networking products. LSI, a charter member of the QLogic(r) HPCtrack(tm) program, plans to build on its longstanding relationship with QLogic through cross-certification efforts that allow both companies to deliver better InfiniBand solutions and support to joint customers.

"Our strong relationship with QLogic and its HPCtrack program is a key part of our InfiniBand product strategy. We are excited about the InfiniBand interoperability as it is the selected storage system interface from the first PetaScale-class supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory," said Julie Ryan, director of alliances, Engenio Storage Group, LSI. "With the ability to conduct interoperability certifications with the very latest solutions from QLogic and other critical members of the HPC ecosystem, we will be able to optimize the reliability and performance of our products for the marketplace."

"LSI has been a strong member of our SANtrack program for several years and with the addition of this important partner to our HPCtrack roster, we can begin to deliver compatible, best-of-breed InfiniBand solutions to our mutual HPC customers," said Joe Kimpler, director of business alliances, QLogic Corp. "We look forward to working closely with LSI as the HPC market continues to expand into increasingly broader applications."

HPCtrack Program Enhances Ecosystem Collaboration on Interoperability and Performance

LSI is actively involved in the QLogic HPCtrack(tm) Program for ecosystem partners and customers with HPC clusters. The HPCtrack program is designed to provide faster access to new InfiniBand technology, to certify the interoperability of ecosystem products and to provide a basis for closer collaboration on performance optimization of multi-vendor solutions. In addition to LSI, other HPCtrack members include 3 Leaf Systems, Altair, AutoDesk, CD-adapco, Clustercorp, Corning Cabling Systems, Data Direct Networks, FalconStor, Isilon Systems, Livermore Software Technology Corporation, LSI, Panasas, Quantum, RAID Incorporated, RNA Networks, SCALI, SI-Cortex, SIMULIA, Terascala, Texas Memory Systems and Zarlink.

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at

About QLogic

QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions, which include the controller chips, host adapters and fabric switches that are the backbone of storage networks for most Global 2000 corporations. The company delivers a broad and diverse portfolio of products that includes Fibre Channel HBAs, blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs and iSCSI routers. The company is also a leading supplier of InfiniBand switches and InfiniBand host channel adapters for the emerging high performance computing market. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index.

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QLogic and the QLogic logo are registered trademarks of QLogic Corporation. LSI and the LSI logo design are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of the companies with which they are associated. InfiniBand is a registered trademark of Infiniband Trade Association.

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