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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…

Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

Jun 20, 2013 |

During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….

CERN, Google Drive Future of Global Science Initiatives

May 21, 2013 |

Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Intel’s Big Data to HPC Interconnect

May 2, 2013 |

It’s been a notable week for Intel, with the announcement of two new leadership positions, including the pushing of 30-year veteran engineer, Brian Krzanich into the top slot. With this in mind, we revisit this week’s discussion led by Intel’s John Hengeveld on where the trends of big data and HPC tend to converge on the interconnect and its role in…

Short Takes

Considerations in HPC Cluster Network Selection

Jul 17, 2013 |

There’s a lot going on in the networks of HPC clusters, and selecting the right network fabric, equipment, and topology is important to ensuring good performance for given applications. A “one size fits all” approach rarely works, and architects will do well to tailor the network to the needs of the application.

Building Supercomputers with Raspberries

May 22, 2013 |

At some point in the not-too-distant future, building powerful, miniature computing systems will be considered a hobby for high schoolers, just as robotics or even Lego-building are today. That could be made possible through recent advancements made with the Raspberry Pi computers.

Is Amazon’s ‘Fast’ Interconnect Fast Enough for MPI?

Apr 10, 2013 |

Amazon’s EC2 Cluster Compute instance goes head-to-head with Myrinet 10GigE cluster.

UCSD’s Big Data Freeway

Mar 21, 2013 |

UCSD rolls out a next-generation bypass network across its La Jolla, Calif., campus.

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Hits Speed Bump

Feb 27, 2013 |

When it comes to Titan’s final acceptance testing, ONRL says not so fast.

Off the Wire

Mellanox to Acquire Integrity Project

Jun 24, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, announced its intent to acquire privately-held Integrity Project, which includes an accomplished team of software technology veterans. Based in Ramat-Gan, Israel, Integrity Project was formed out of an elite military technology unit, specializing in the Read more…

Visit Finisar Booth at ISC14 for Live Quadwire EDR Demo

Jun 24, 2014 |

June 24 — Visit Finisar Booth 462 at ISC’14 for a live demonstration of the new 100G Quadwire EDR Active Optical Cable for the next generation of supercomputers. While learning more about Finisar’s cutting edge technology, don’t forget to leave your business card to enter our drawing for an iPad mini. Finisar is enabling the next generation of supercomputers with interconnects Read more…

Finisar to Display Optical Interconnect Portfolio for HPC Applications at ISC14

Jun 23, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Finisar Corporation today announced that it will display its market-leading product portfolio of optical interconnects, optimized for demanding High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications, at the International Supercomputing Conference 2014 (ISC’14). These optical interconnects, based on 10G, 14G, and 25G per channel solutions, leverage Finisar’s patented fiber optic technology for the Read more…

Intel Announces New Details for Knights Landing

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Intel Corporation today announced new details for its next-generation Intel Xeon Phi processors, code-named Knights Landing, which promise to extend the benefits of code modernization investments being made for current generation products. These include a new high-speed fabric that will be integrated on-package and high-bandwidth, on-package memory that combined, promise Read more…

Mellanox Interconnect Products Accelerating New HP Apollo Family

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that HP’s Apollo family of high-performance computing systems are accelerated by Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions to maximize data center return-on-investment and solve space and Read more…