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ESnet and NERSC Build 400 Gbps Super-Channel

Nov 10, 2015 |

Nov. 10 — The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. The connection, nicknamed the BayExpress, will provide critical support for NERSC’s 6,000 users Read more…

Ethernet Alliance Showcases Ethernet’s Growing Speed Diversity at SC15

Nov 10, 2015 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 10 — The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced details of its multi-vendor SC15 demo highlighting Ethernet’s growing range of interconnect solutions for high-performance computing (HPC). Uniting 10, 25, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) equipment and technologies into an interoperability display emulating conditions found Read more…

SCinet to Utilize SDN for SC15

Nov 3, 2015 |

Nov. 3 — For the first time, SC’s research and production network, SCinet, will be using the emerging technology—software defined networking (SDN)—to manage and simplify the operations for a portion of the SC conference’s show floor network. SCinet is the research and production network that serves as the backbone of data communications for the annual Read more…

Mellanox Open Ethernet Switches Accepted By Open Compute Project

Nov 2, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 2 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the acceptance of its 10GbE and 40GbE switch systems by the Open Compute Project (OCP). The OCP-accepted switches are The MSX1710OCP spine switch system, with 36 QSFP+ interfaces, the highest Read more…

Singapore Scientists Among First to Benefit From Infinera Cloud Xpress With 100 GbE

Nov 2, 2015 |

Nov. 2 — Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that the National Supercomputer Centre (NSCC) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have implemented the Infinera Cloud Xpress with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to connect the two datacenters in bustling research campuses in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, Singapore with hyper-scale density, operational Read more…

The Promise and Progress of NVM Express

Oct 29, 2015 |

The high-performance computing community has started to take notice of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology. This communications interface and protocol was developed for SSDs by NVM Express Inc., an industry consortium of more than 80 members, including Intel, Micron, Dell and Seagate. According to its backers, NVMe allows the parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully Read more…

Monash University in Melbourne Selects Mellanox CloudX Platform

Oct 27, 2015 |

TOKYO, Japan, Oct. 27 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance cloud networking solutions, today announced that Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has selected Mellanox’s CloudX platform based on Mellanox’s Spectrum SN2700 Open Ethernet switches, ConnectX-4 NICs and Mellanox’s LinkX cables to provide the network for the world’s first 100Gb/s end-to-end OpenStack Read more…

Netcope Technologies Releases New 100G Card

Oct 21, 2015 |

Oct. 21 — Netcope Technologies, the former FPGA department of INVEA-TECH, is proud to announce a new FPGA-based network interface card, the HANIC-100G2. The card is an evolution of our current HANIC-100G card and introduces significant changes along with innovated design. The single CFP2 interface has been replaced with two CFP4 interfaces offering higher density and Read more…

SCinet Tested With Spirent Federal

Oct 20, 2015 |

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Oct. 20 — Spirent Federal Systems, a leader in network, services and devices testing for federal agencies and critical infrastructure providers, announced today that SCinet, is using its high-speed Ethernet solutions to test the performance of its wide-area-network infrastructure. SCinet, the powerful network that is providing more than 1 Terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity Read more…

ESnet Releases Software for Building Interactive Network Portals

Oct 5, 2015 |

When ESnet, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network, unveiled its online interactive network portal called MyESnet in July of 2011, the reaction was strongly positive – other research and education networks liked it so much, they wanted the code to create their own portals. After four years of development and refinement, they will Read more…

Larry Smarr on Solving the Big Data Challenge in HPC

Sep 25, 2015 |

Internet pioneer Larry Smarr once had a vision of bringing connected computers out of academia and into the consumer world. Today, he envisions a second virtual highway, one capable of delivering on the promise of big data by leveraging fiber optic networks to transmit data at speeds of 10 gigabits to 100 gigabits per second. The idea Read more…

QLogic and Huawei Collaborate

Sep 22, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 22 — Last week, at Huawei Cloud Congress 2015, Huawei and QLogic announced plans to collaborate on the delivery of 25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) for Huawei’s scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) system. Leveraging QLogic’s 25GbE technology, the next generation offering of Huawei’s OceanStor 9000 system will consolidate data storage, archiving and analyzing capabilities using Read more…

SC15’s Multi-Technology Network, SCinet, Tested With Spirent Federal

Sep 15, 2015 |

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Sept. 15 — Spirent Federal Systems, a leader in network, services and devices testing for federal agencies and critical infrastructure providers, announced today that SCinet, is using its high-speed Ethernet solutions to test the performance of its wide-area-network infrastructure. SCinet, the powerful network that is providing more than 1 Terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity Read more…

Knowm Snaps in Final Piece of Memristor Puzzle

Sep 9, 2015 |

Adaptive computing company Knowm Inc. says it has cleared a major technological hurdle in the pursuit of practical artificial neural network (ANN) chips that has stymied deeper-pocketed competitors, including IBM and HP. As the first to develop memristors capable of bi-directional incremental learning capability, the Santa Fe, NM-based startup can move forward with its ANN chip architecture, the intended substrate Read more…

Mellanox to Showcase Ethernet Technology at VMworld

Aug 31, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 31 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced today that it will showcase cloud connectivity over 25, 50 and 100Gb/s Ethernet at the Mellanox booth during VMworld 2015. The demonstration utilizes VMware vSphere 6, VMware Virtual SAN 6 all flash and network virtualization platform, and VMware NSX, Read more…

Mellanox Ethernet Switch Solutions to be Featured in Demonstration

Aug 19, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 19 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the participation of its Ethernet switch solutions in a large Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) with SAI demonstration at the London SIGCOMM conference. Mellanox, Microsoft, Dell, Metaswitch and other companies will demonstrate Read more…

Altera to Display FPGA Acceleration Solutions at IDF15

Aug 12, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12 — Altera Corporation today announced it will showcase at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) how FPGA accelerators are being used to enable networking, security and machine learning workloads in a power and cost efficient way. Altera’s participation at IDF15 includes in-booth demonstrations (booth #359) and technical presentations. IDF15 takes place in San Francisco, Calif., August Read more…

XSEDE Panel Highlights Diversity of NSF Computing Resources

Jul 31, 2015 |

A plenary panel at the XSEDE15 conference, which took place this week in St. Louis, Mo., highlighted the broad spectrum of computing resources provided by the National Science Foundation, including several new and testbed projects and an effort to help more people use cyberinfrastructure to advance their research. “I don’t think there has been a Read more…

QLogic Provides 10Gb Ethernet and 16Gb Fibre Channel Connectivity for EMC Storage Arrays

Jul 28, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 28 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its latest 10Gb Ethernet and 16Gb Fibre Channel technologies are now available for EMC’s VNX Series hybrid flash storage arrays. The latest QLogic offerings provide Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI and network connectivity for the EMC VNX Series. Read more…

QLogic and Inspur Deliver 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Solutions

Jul 22, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 22 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it is the exclusive provider of 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology for Inspur AS520 series storage systems. Inspur AS520 storage, in combination with Inspur servers also powered by QLogic Gen 5 technology, enable Inspur customers to Read more…