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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).

The Week in HPC Research

May 2, 2013 |

We’ve scoured the journals and conference proceedings to bring you the top research stories of the week. This diverse set of items includes the latest CAREER award recipient; the push to bring parallel computing to the classroom; HPC in accelerator science; the emerging Many-Task Computing paradigm; and a unified programming model for data-intensive computing.

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

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.

Intel Lights Up Silicon Photonics at Open Compute Summit

Jan 17, 2013 |

Technology will enable decoupling of compute and storage in server racks.

Mellanox Rode InfiniBand to New Heights in 2012

Jan 3, 2013 |

But interconnect vendor gets reality check in Q4.

Andy Bechtolsheim Lays Out Future of Datacenter Fabrics

Oct 23, 2012 |

Networking sage talks about Moore’s Law, switch buffers and merchant chips.

Off the Wire

Mellanox Switch-IB Family of InfiniBand Switches Set New Record

Nov 18, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 18 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced its Switch-IB family of EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switches achieves world record port-to-port latency of less than 90ns. Switch-IB has 36-ports of 100Gb/s to provide 7.2Tb/s of switching capacity and ultra-low latency Read more…

Dell PowerEdge C4130 Server Utilizing Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Adapters

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters enable the new Dell PowerEdge C4130, the next addition in the Dell PowerEdge server portfolio with superior performance for scale-out high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s Read more…

Mellanox Announces Availability of 100Gb/s DAC and AOCs

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced sample availability for 100Gb/s Direct Attach Copper (DAC) and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for both EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand and 100 Gigabit Ethernet data center networks. Mellanox will demonstrate 100Gb/s DAC cables Read more…

Mellanox InfiniBand Offerings Chosen for CORAL Project

Nov 14, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 14 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its EDR 100Gb/s solutions have been selected as key components of new supercomputers at two of the nation’s premier national labs – Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Read more…

Mellanox Unveils ConnectX-4 VPI Adapter

Nov 12, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 12 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the ConnectX-4 single/dual-port 100Gb/s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) adapter, the final piece to the industry’s first complete end-to-end 100Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solution. Doubling the throughput of the previous generation, the ConnectX-4 adapter delivers the Read more…

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