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At 100 Gbps, ESnet Puts Network Research on Fast Track

Sep 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/ESnet_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”86″ height=”100″ />When the Department of Energy announced the Advanced Networking Initiative in 2009 to develop the first 100 gigabit-per-second production-ready science network, it also included funding for a 100 Gbps experimental testbed and a national dark-fiber testbed. The thinking was that researchers from government institutions, universities and industry could use these testbeds to experiment with disruptive network technologies without interfering with traffic on a major production network.

Hot Interconnects Event Warms Up for Summer Meeting

Apr 30, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HOTI_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”140″ height=”80″ />This August, the IEEE is hosting its annual symposium on high-performance interconnects, known as Hot Interconnects. Now in its 20th year, the event focuses on the latest developments in the field with a special emphasis on how the technology is advancing in the realm of supercomputing and large-scale datacenters. The event covers both chip-to-chip interconnects as well as networking fabrics that bind whole systems and datacenters together.

Brocade Sees Quick Ramp-Up of 100 GbE in Academia and Research

Jan 10, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/LHC_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”125″ height=”94″ />Pent-up demand for network bandwidth at both the core and edge of the datacenter is good news for suppliers of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) routers. And although Brocade was not the first vendor to market with such gear, it has quickly become one of the largest providers of 100 GbE ports, a lot of which are ending up in science and research networks. Organizations such as CERN, Indiana University and the Howard Hughes Medical Center are already employing the technology to power performance-demanding applications

Ethernet Innovations Take Aim at HPC

Nov 15, 2011 |

John D’Ambrosia, chair of the Ethernet Alliance weighed in on the focus of the Ethernet Alliance at SC11, expanding on their interoperability goals and describing the overall role of Ethernet technologies in HPC.

QLogic Makes Case for Leaner, HPC-Centric InfiniBand

Jul 26, 2011 |

It was a bit of a surprise when QLogic beat out Mellanox as the interconnect vendor on the NNSA’s Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster 2 contract. Not only was Mellanox the incumbent on the original Tri-Lab contract, but it is widely considered to have the more complete solution set for InfiniBand. Nevertheless, QLogic managed to win the day, and did so with somewhat unconventional technologies.

Short Takes

Internet2 Awards Program Seeks Innovative Applications

May 10, 2013 |

Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.

Blue Waters: Security at Scale

May 3, 2013 |

For the largest computer systems in the world, keeping IT assets safe presents a unique set of challenges.

UCSD’s Big Data Freeway

Mar 21, 2013 |

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

Intel Lights Up Silicon Photonics at Open Compute Summit

Jan 17, 2013 |

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

Supercomputer Reveals the Cosmos in a Different Light

Nov 28, 2012 |

Natural and man-made networks appear to mirror the structure of the universe.

Off the Wire

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…

QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters Available for Lenovo Servers

Mar 4, 2014 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 4 — QLogic, the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its award-winning FlexSuite 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are now shipping for the Lenovo ThinkServer Product Family. Continued collaboration between QLogic and Lenovo demonstrates an ongoing commitment to deliver true enterprise-class server and storage performance Read more…