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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…

Crash and Boom: Inside the 10GbE Adapter Market

Nov 12, 2013 |

It may be hard to believe, but we’re coming up on ten years with 10GbE as an adapter option for servers and workstations. In  2003 the first 10GbE network adapters based on a new breed of chips hit the market—and by 2006, the list had eventually grown to include nearly twenty (AdvancedIO, Broadcom, Chelsio, Intel, Read more…

Ethernet Alliance Chair Outlines HPC Roadmap

Oct 14, 2013 |

This week we can expect news from the Ethernet Alliance as it outlines its roadmap during the “Future of Ethernet” Technology Exploration Forum, which gets underway Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to featuring a talk from the inventor of Ethernet, Bob Metcalfe, members will strike a new path toward 400 gigabit Ethernet (the working group Read more…

Short Takes

Near-Linear Network Optimization Technique Proposed

Jan 9, 2014 |

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a new framework for solving difficult network optimization problems. Mathematicians and computer scientists have long used the maximum flow problem, or “max flow,” to determine the most efficient path between points on a network, but as networks grow ever-more complex, solving the series Read more…

GPUs Ease Network Monitoring Chore

Dec 2, 2013 |

Accelerators, like NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, made a big splash this year at SC13 as these highly parallel number-crunchers carved out a significant presence on both the TOP500 and Green500 charts, but there’s another promising use for accelerators, according to Fermilab researcher Wenji Wu: network monitoring. Traditional network analysis tools have 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…

The Show Goes On…

Oct 10, 2013 |

SC13, the annual Supercomputing Conference, is set to take place next month, November 17-22, in Denver, Colorado. Because the annual event draws much of its attendee base from government agencies and national labs, the show’s organizers want to assure attendees that it will go on as planned regardless of how the government shutdown proceeds. SC13 Read more…

Off the Wire

NEC Selects Chelsio Adapters for Vector Supercomputer

Apr 16, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of 10-Gigabit and 40-Gigabit Ethernet adapters and ASIC solutions (Terminator 4 and 5), today announced that its T4 based 10GbE adapters have been selected by NEC Corporation for NEC’s HPC Systems for network and storage connectivity in SX-ACE, the latest SX-series Vector Supercomputer, targeted at Read more…

Research and Markets Adds New Global HPC Market Report to Offering

Apr 7, 2014 |

April 7 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global High Performance Computing Market 2013-2018: Server, Storage, Networking, Software, Professional Services, Deployment Models, Price Bands” report to their offering. High-Performance Computing (HPC) delivers high performance by aggregation of several computing nodes coupled together to solve large complex problems in science, engineering, and businesses. Typically, HPC Read more…

Supermicro Exhibits New SDN Switch Solutions

Apr 1, 2014 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 1  –  Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its new advanced Software Defined Networking (SDN) SuperSwitch and MicroBlade microserver solutions at Interop, Las Vegas this week. At the show, Supermicro launches its new 1U SDN switch platform developed using the Intel Read more…

Mellanox Introduces LinkX Portfolio

Mar 10, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 10 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its LinkX comprehensive product portfolio of cables and transceivers supporting interconnect speeds of 10, 40 and 56 gigabit per second for both Ethernet and InfiniBand data center networks. As Read more…

Ethernet Alliance to Participate at OFC 2014

Mar 4, 2014 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 4 – The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies today announced it will once again be taking part in the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC 2014), March 11 – 13, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. A premier global optical communications and networking event, the conference Read more…