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Top 500 Interconnect History Highlights Ethernet Trends

Nov 19, 2013 |

As we related earlier when the news of the Top 500 rankings broke this morning, this November’s SC list was a rather static one in terms of the top ten systems. While this isn’t entirely unexpected since it was not likely anyone would usurp China’s dominance and since there were no big processor movements in Read more…

LINPACK Creator Sheds Light on Emerging HPC Benchmark

Nov 18, 2013 |

Back in June during the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), we discussed the need for a potential alternative to the current LINPACK benchmark, which is the sturdy yardstick by which supercomputing might is measured, with its creator, Dr. Jack Dongarra. At that time, he described a new benchmarking effort that is taking shape with the input Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: There Goes the Performance Neighborhood…

Nov 16, 2013 |

Message passing can take up a significant fraction of the run time for massively parallel science simulation codes. Consistently high message passing rates are required for these codes to deliver good performance. At Supercomputing 2013 (SC13), our research team from Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) will present the results of our study that show that run-to-run variability Read more…

Infiniband Snaps Up Strong Super Share

Jul 8, 2013 |

Infiniband carried a slight majority of the Top 500 share this year at ISC, a trend that Mellanox says will continue, both in HPC and beyond. We discussed IB’s reach and efficiencies with the company’s Gilad Shainer to better understand where Ethernet and Infinband are…

PSC Tests New Shared Memory Waters

Jul 1, 2013 |

The Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center recently announced a new step in its path to discover new routes to solving memory and I/O problems for data-intensive applications. While they already have a stable of systems that take new approaches to shared memory and have looked to software-based solutions as alternatives, they have now turned to Numascale to dip their toe in the hardware-based…

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NCKU Develops Switchless HPC Cluster

Dec 2, 2013 |

The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Supercomputing Research Center (RSC), based in Tainan City, Taiwan, has teamed up with Acer to build what it claims is the first ever switchless HPC cluster. The “CK-Star” computer, as it’s known, connects eight computational nodes without employing a switch control, exceeding previous efforts by Intel, according to the university. Read more…

DOE Funds Exascale Interconnect R&D

Nov 15, 2013 |

The Department of Energy (DOE) continues to prime the R&D pump for the next-generation of supercomputers, exascale machines 50 times more powerful than today’s leading number-crunchers. In order to bring this goal to fruition, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science together with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have awarded $25.4 million in research Read more…

Tiny Laser Transmits Data at Record Speeds

Nov 8, 2013 |

In the age of big data and cloud computing, fast and accurate data transfer is more important than ever. University of Illinois scientists address the network bottleneck. Scientists at the University of Illinois have figured out a way to transmit error-free data over fiber optic networks at 40 gigabits per second, a US record according Read more…

Chip-Level Optical Interconnect Market Primed for Growth

Oct 16, 2013 |

Analyst firm Communications Industry Researchers (CIR) has released a new report covering the latest developments in optical interconnection at the chip level and the progress in this area that is being made by research teams throughout the world. With the current era of multicore processors and 3D chips, computing speeds are limited by how fast Read more…

Infinera, DANTE Achieve Guinness Record

Aug 30, 2013 |

Earlier this month, Infinera and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) set a record for fastest provisioning of long haul optical transmission capacity. In less than 20 minutes, the network specialists enabled enough capacity to support the simultaneous streaming of 1.6 million HD films in both directions.

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SGI Announces Partnership with GIS Federal and NVIDIA

Apr 16, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., April 16 — SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today announced a partnership with GIS Federal, a supplier of high performing innovative solutions for big data, cloud computing and intuitive tools across all intelligence disciplines and NVIDIA, a pioneer in digital computing. The partnership will power a GAIA distributed database for the United Read more…

Mellanox Collaborates with Dell

Apr 16, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, April 16 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its 10/40GbE adapters for rack servers and 10GbE mezzanine adapters for blades are now available with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN. The Mellanox high speed adapters help enable Read more…

NCI to Utilize Mellanox CloudX Interconnect

Apr 15, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, April 15 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), hosted at the Australia National University, selected Mellanox’s interconnect to support Australia’s national research computing service which provides world-class, high-end services to Read more…

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet Solutions Now Cloudera 5 Certified

Apr 3, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 3 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand, 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s Ethernet solutions are fully certified on Cloudera 5. Mellanox has been certified on all previous versions of Cloudera solutions, including CDH3 and Read more…

Molex to Unveil QuatroScale Portfolio

Mar 10, 2014 |

LISLE, Ill., March 10 – As industry demand surges for long reach, low power solutions supporting next generation 28 Gbps products and data center applications, Molex Incorporated recently announced plans to unveil a line of QuatroScale active optic solutions designed for 100, 200 and 400 Gbps products. “Market indications are that the average data center interconnect in the U.S. Read more…