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<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.
<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
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.
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.
Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire switch silicon maker Fulcrum Microsystems. The deal adds Ethernet switch chips to Intel’s growing portfolio of networking products. The agreement, whose terms remain under wraps, was announced on Tuesday.
UCSD rolls out a next-generation bypass network across its La Jolla, Calif., campus.
Technology will enable decoupling of compute and storage in server racks.
Natural and man-made networks appear to mirror the structure of the universe.
Networking sage talks about Moore’s Law, switch buffers and merchant chips.
Researchers take their datasets into the fast lane.
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Jan. 28 — Global network traffic now exceeds two exabytes per day and continued growth will be fueled in part by new models such as cloud computing and internationally distributed data-intensive science programs. To address ongoing and future data transport infrastructure challenges, Obsidian Strategics announced today plans for a new platform that will complement its existing Read more…
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 27 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced the demonstration of the industry’s first end-to-end 25Gb and 100Gb Ethernet solution. Developed in collaboration with Broadcom Corporation, the platform combines Broadcom’s high-performance StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series and QLogic’s cLOM8514 next-generation Ethernet controller, marking the industry’s first cross-vendor interoperability of 25Gb and100Gb Read more…
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 26 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it is expanding its collaboration efforts with systems integrators and embedded systems designers to develop end-user solutions based on the company’s new line of next-generation 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapters. Investments include a dedicated sales team focused specifically Read more…
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 20 — QLogic Corp, a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that Hart Solution, Inc. has implemented QLogic 3400 Series Intelligent Ethernet Adapters and accelerated application performance by up to 10X. In parallel, Hart has achieved cost-effective scalability while significantly reducing deployment costs in their big data environment. Striving Read more…
EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 17 — At Supercomputing 2014, a team led by Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) unveiled the InfiniCortex. This ground-breaking demonstration introduced a new architecture designed to meet the challenge of building the next generation of supercomputers. Through the process of this collaboration, the team set records for the longest encrypted InfiniBand link running at Read more…