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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…

IDC Posits Processor Possibilities

May 1, 2013 |

This week we’re at the IDC User Forum in Tucson, staying cool amidst some heated talks about which processor, coprocessor and accelerator approaches are going to push into the lead in the next few years. To take this pulse, we sat down with IDC’s Steve Conway to talk about some general trends that are a tall drink of water for a few key vendors, including Intel, NVIDIA…..

Big Red II Colors New Page for Hybrid Systems

Apr 19, 2013 |

Later this month, Indiana University will formally introduce the successor to the Big Red system, the aptly-named, Big Red II. The Cray-crafted and tuned system is 25 times faster than its baby brother (the 4100-core original Big Red from 2006) and sports some notable improvements across its 1,020 nodes. According to Thomas Sterling, there are theoretical lessons that can be applied to…

Swiss ‘GPU Supercomputer’ Will Be Fastest in Europe

Mar 19, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/CSCS_Cray_XC30_thumbnail.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”82″ />During his keynote address for the annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed that the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) is building Europe’s fastest GPU-accelerated supercomputer, an extension of a Cray system that was announced last year. This will be the first Cray supercomputer equipped with Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs.

Mellanox Plots Death of Proprietary Ethernet

Mar 5, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/mellanox_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”34″ />Mellanox wants to move the world away from closed-code Ethernet switches. The “Generation of Open Ethernet” initiative has been months in the planning. Here’s why Mellanox wants to do it…

Short Takes

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.

NVIDIA’s Bill Dally Talks 3D Chips and More at GTC

May 16, 2012 |

Chief scientist discusses memory stacks, interconnects, and US technology leadership.

Wanted: Good Use for Supercomputer

Sep 15, 2011 |

A recent question about what to do with a new cluster generated a wealth of information from HPC users.

Off the Wire

AppliedMicro Matches X-Gene ARM Chip with Mellanox InfiniBand

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions deliver leading performance and efficiency for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation X-Gene ARM-based platform. The X-Gene family with integrated 64-bit Read more…

Mellanox Unveils 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch

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 Switch-IB, the next generation of its InfiniBand switch IC optimized for HPC, Web 2.0, database and cloud data centers, and the first-ever switch IC capable of 100Gb/s per port speeds. Read more…

Mellanox Introduces HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit for HPC Platforms and Applications

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit, a comprehensive software suite for high-performance computing environments, which provides enhancements to significantly increase the scalability and performance of message communications in the network. HPC-X provides Read more…

SGI to Preview In-Memory Appliance at SAPPHIRE NOW

Jun 3, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., June 3 — SGI, a trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data and an SAP global technology partner, will preview a single-node appliance at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference being held June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida. Building on SGI’s in-memory computing leadership and SGI’s January development announcement for the SAP HANA platform, the Read more…

Mellanox Announces Availability of VMS Wizard

Jun 2, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the general availability of its Virtual Modular Switch (VMS) Wizard, a new automation software for planning, installing and validating Ethernet Switching fabrics. Mellanox VMS is a high-port density, non-blocking, flexible and scalable Read more…