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Topspin Communications  Acquired by Cisco Systems (2005 $ 250,000,000)

515 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94303
Website Company Summary Management Team

President/COO/Operations: John Jacobson (11/04)
Technology: Jamie Riotto (2003); Tracy Edmonds (2003); Carl Yang (2000)
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Bert Armijo*


Business description: Topspin is a systems company that provides the foundation for a new computing model enabling industry-standard computing resources to be rapidly deployed to match the dynamic needs of business applications. Topspin delivers a compelling return on investment by improving server and network utilization, promoting resource flexibility, and dramatically reducing equipment and management costs. Switched Computing is an exciting new computing model that lets customers create virtual computers from pools of industry-standard server, storage, and networking building blocks. It provides an intelligent, high performance, standards-based interconnect that allows industry-standard server clusters to exceed the price/performance of proprietary high-end servers and offers a foundation for automated application provisioning and on-demand computing.
Customers include: AlwaysOn NetworkDellUniversity of Washington;  Cornell University;  Georgia Tech Research;  RXL Technologies;  SARA Computing and Networking Services;  Texas Advanced Computing Center;  Universit√© de Sherbrooke
Partners include: IBMMellanox TechnologiesNissho ElectronicsOraclePolyServeQlogicSumitomoSun Microsystems;  Burlington Coat Factory;  Ciara Technologies;  ETC;  ION Computer Systems;  JNI;  Microway;  MPI Software Technology;  Ohio State's Network-Based Computing Research Group;  Platform Computing;  Promicro Systems;  Texas Memory Systems;  TotalTec

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Nov 2003   Jul 2002
Capital raised: 67.5M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Cisco Systems (2005 $ 250,000,000)

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Record updated: Apr 2005
Sector: Storage
Year Founded: 2000
Headcount: 51-75 as of Apr 2003
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Nov 2003   Jul 2002
Capital Raised: 67.5M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Cisco Systems (2005 $ 250,000,000)