Tag: pcie

The Promise and Progress of NVM Express

Oct 29, 2015 |

The high-performance computing community has started to take notice of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology. This communications interface and protocol was developed for SSDs by NVM Express Inc., an industry consortium of more than 80 members, including Intel, Micron, Dell and Seagate. According to its backers, NVMe allows the parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully Read more…

ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

Jun 23, 2015 |

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is getting a lot of attention from academic researchers around the world. Some of that work will be presented at this year’s ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, where Read more…

PLX Looks to Bring PCIe Fabric to Market

Nov 14, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/PLX_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”97″ height=”54″ />PLX Technology, a maker of PCIe switches and bridges, has been spreading the word about using PCIe as a general-purpose HPC interconnect. At SC12 this week, the company went a little further down that path, unveiling their upcoming Express Fabric technology. We asked Vijay Meduri, executive vice president of engineering at PLX to talk about the rationale of using PCIe as an interconnect fabric.

Texas Memory Systems Pushes SSD Envelope

May 18, 2011 |

Enterprise SSD maker Texas Memory Systems (TMS) has been kicking up some dust lately, announcing record-breaking performance results with its RamSan-630 product and launching its latest PCIe flash offering. Specifically, TMS recently put up some rather impressive numbers in two key benchmarks established by the Storage Performance Council. And then this week, the company introduced its next-generation PCIe flash memory product, the RamSan-70.

A Case for PCI Express as a High-Performance Cluster Interconnect

Jan 24, 2011 |

In high-speed computing (HPC), there are a number of significant benefits to simplifying the processor interconnect in rack- and chassis-based servers by designing in PCI Express (PCIe). The PCI-SIG, the group responsible for the conventional PCI and the much-higher-performance PCIe standards, has released three generations of PCIe specifications over the last eight years and is fully expected to continue this progression in the future with even newer generations, from which HPC systems will continue to see newer features, faster data throughput and improved reliability.

Dell Intros GPGPU Expansion Chassis

Aug 9, 2010 |

New PowerEdge C410x can house up to 16 NVIDIA GPUs for HPC workloads.

Nvidia: Intel Has No Particular Advantages in Heterogeneous Multi-Core Technologies

Jul 23, 2010 |

Nvidia Fellow David Kirk takes a swipe at Intel’s heterogeneous computing plans.

Fusion-io Whips Out Fast Gov-Grade ioDrive

Nov 23, 2009 |

New PCIe flash memory card delivers 800K IOPs.

Q&A: Why Apple’s Co-Founder is Hot on Solid State Storage

Oct 14, 2009 |

Apple alum Steve Wozniak finds a lot to like with Fusion-io.

NextIO Brings I/O Virtualization to HPC

Jul 30, 2009 |

By using PCI Express as the basis of its I/O virtualization solutions, NextIO has opened up some interesting applications for high performance computing.