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3D Torus Topology with InfiniBand at San Diego Supercomputing Center

Jan 30, 2012 |

The San Diego Supercomputing Center ‘Gordon’ supercomputer was built specifically for handling large data-intensive compute tasks.   This cluster uses a unique dual-rail 3D Torus topology using hardware and software provided by Mellanox Technologies.   The successful deployment of this cluster highlights the flexible topology options that are available today over InfiniBand high-speed interconnect.<br />

Appro Corrals Another Win at Los Alamos with Mustang Super

Oct 12, 2011 |

Appro is doing a brisk business over at the Department of Energy. After winning the DOE’s second Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster contact back in June, Appro has been tapped once again to provide Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) with yet another high performance computing cluster. The new Mustang supercomputer, installed there last month, will give the lab another 353 teraflops of number crunching capacity.

Vendor Showdown Puts HPC Clouds in Spotlight

Oct 3, 2011 |

Vendors in the high performance cloud space were put in the hot seat during last week’s ISC Cloud event in Mannheim, Germany. Representatives from twelve companies, including HP, Intel, SGI, Bull and others, took part in a “gameshow” event that featured tough questions and a competitive reason to answer them thoroughly.

Dell to Build 10-Petaflop Supercomputer For Science

Sep 22, 2011 |

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has revealed plans to deploy a cutting-edge petascale supercomputer courtesy of a $27.5 million dollar NSF award. Built by Dell, the system will consist of 2 petaflops of Sandy Bridge-EP processors accelerated by an additional 8 petaflops of Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC) coprocessors. The machine is scheduled to boot up in late 2012 and be ready for production in January 2013.

QLogic Makes Case for Leaner, HPC-Centric InfiniBand

Jul 26, 2011 |

It was a bit of a surprise when QLogic beat out Mellanox as the interconnect vendor on the NNSA’s Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster 2 contract. Not only was Mellanox the incumbent on the original Tri-Lab contract, but it is widely considered to have the more complete solution set for InfiniBand. Nevertheless, QLogic managed to win the day, and did so with somewhat unconventional technologies.

The Weekly Top Five

Apr 28, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the TeraGrid effort to support the Japanese research community; NNSA’s ‘Supercomputing Week’ coverage; Mellanox’s new double-duty switch silicon; Platform’s latest Symphony; and the Oracle Sun Server-based Sandia Red Sky/Red Mesa supercomputer upgrades.

Mellanox and QLogic Play Duopoly

Dec 1, 2010 |

With the Voltaire acquisition in the works, Mellanox is set to deliver a serious blow to its only other InfiniBand competitor.

Mellanox to Buy Voltaire

Nov 29, 2010 |

Voltaire shareholders got an early Christmas present this week. Mellanox Technologies has entered a definite agreement to acquire Voltaire Ltd. for a cash value of $8.75 per share, equivalent to approximately $218 million. The deal would represent the first major consolidation of InfiniBand vendors.

Fighting Words from the Interconnect World

Nov 19, 2010 |

To say the market share for HPC interconnects is imbalanced is a rather dramatic understatement since the vast majority of business is driven by Mellanox. However, there are a few emerging competitors who might be playing a more prominent role in HPC–and by proxy, cloud computing.

More from the 2010 Editors’ Choice Winners Circle; Photo Highlights

Nov 10, 2010 |

This year marked our first Editors’ Choice awards in which we selected a number of vendors who have shown remarkable commitment to the cloud ecosystem via research, outreach and demonstrated service to end users. We leave you with some details on the other winners and some photo highlights from the award presentations.

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