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Remote Direct Memory Access Networking for HPC: Comparative Review of 10GbE iWARP and InfiniBand

Feb 24, 2010 |

Cluster computing systems have caused disruptive changes in the HPC market. One consequence of the range of requirements for cluster networking is that the leading interconnects in HPC are Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), which is based on Ethernet networking standard, and InfiniBand, delivering upwards of 10X performance vs. GbE. Both show significant deployment in HPC.

An Ethernet Protocol for InfiniBand

May 21, 2009 |

The upcoming IEEE standard for Data Center Bridging — a.k.a. converged enhanced Ethernet — could pave the way for a new low-latency RDMA over Ethernet protocol that leaves iWARP in the dust and provides a seamless way to integrate InfiniBand into the datacenter.