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June 23, 2014

Mellanox Introduces HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit for HPC Platforms and Applications

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit, a comprehensive software suite for high-performance computing environments, which provides enhancements to significantly increase the scalability and performance of message communications in the network.

HPC-X provides complete communication libraries to support MPI, SHMEM and PGAS programming languages, as well as performance accelerators that take advantage of Mellanox’s scalable interconnect solutions. HPC-X provides support for other interconnect solutions as well, based on the Ethernet and InfiniBand standards.

HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit components and accelerators include:

  • Mellanox ScalableMPI – Message Passing Interface based on Open MPI
  • Mellanox ScalableSHMEM – One-sided communications library
  • Mellanox ScaleableUPC –UPC parallel programming language library based on Berkeley UPC
  • Mellanox MXM – Messaging Accelerator optimized for underlying hardware
  • Mellanox FCA – Fabric Collectives Accelerator supporting MPI-3
  • Mellanox IPM – Integrated Performance Monitoring and additional benchmarking tools to help users fine tune their HPC environment

“HPC-X enables you to rapidly deploy and deliver maximum application performance without the complexity and costs of licensed third-party tools and libraries,” said Scot Schultz, director of HPC and technical computing at Mellanox. “Users can now solve their most complex problems in reduced time and scale their solutions more efficiently.”

The benefits of HPC-X can easily be seen even at lower node counts compared to running with a standard version of Open MPI. OpenFOAM, a popular open-source computational fluid dynamics code used by both commercial and academic organizations, demonstrated a 58 percent productivity boost with HPC-X at just 16 nodes. LS-DYNA, a popular commercial general-purpose finite element program used by industry leaders in automotive and aerospace to analyze complex vehicle designs, demonstrated improved scalability and 76 percent improved productivity with HPC-X at only 32 nodes. The effects that HPC-X will demonstrate can be even greater with larger scale system deployments.

Visit Mellanox Technologies at ISC’14 (June 23-25, 2014)

Visit Mellanox Technologies at ISC’14 (booth #531) to see demonstrations and the full suite of Mellanox’s end-to-end high-performance InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions.

For more information on Mellanox’s event and speaking activities at ISC’14, please visit http://www.mellanox.com/isc14.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

Source: Mellanox Technologies

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