I am currently helping the sales guys with a tender. The customer requires the solution to be compatible for delivering Oracle RAC 10g and e-business 11i. we are proposing a combination of Cat6509E for the core with Infiniband server switches. Are these devices OK for use with Oracle. I have not much experience with Data centers and so any help is much appreciated.
Yes - it will definitely work, see here:
I also remember reading an Oracle doc where they said that Infiniband was their strategic direction, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.