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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.

Intel Takes Aim at Switch Chip Business with Fulcrum Deal

Jul 20, 2011 |

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.

New Architecture Tackles High Speed Network Challenges

Jan 31, 2011 |

Researchers at University of California, Riverside have come up with a new architecture to efficiently address the challenges of high-speed networks. In a paper to be presented at the IEEE International Symposium High-Performance, the researchers outline a novel on-chip network engine, known as NEngine.

Seven Days of Speed

Oct 18, 2010 |

For a week in November, New Orleans will be home to one of the most advanced networks in the world. SCinet forms the data backbone of the annual SC conference: it takes months to build and connects to the world’s most advanced data networks, but it is only active for seven days each year before it is torn down and planning starts for next year.

Short Takes

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.

Andy Bechtolsheim Lays Out Future of Datacenter Fabrics

Oct 23, 2012 |

Networking sage talks about Moore’s Law, switch buffers and merchant chips.

100G Network to Support Big Science

May 2, 2012 |

Researchers take their datasets into the fast lane.

Off the Wire

University of Pittsburgh Receives $500,000 from the NSF

Oct 6, 2014 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., Oct. 6 — The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project to upgrade the University’s computer infrastructure for research initiatives. The venture will enhance Pitt’s connection to major national research and education networks, providing additional bandwidth and capacity to computational resources, science centers, and advanced Read more…

Penguin Computing Unveils New Artica 3200xlp Switch

Oct 1, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 1 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, bolstered the company’s product line of high performance network switches with the new Arctica 3200xlp. The company, exhibiting at Interop Conference & Expo, also announced broad availability of the previously introduced Arctica 4806xp open network switch. Read more…

ISC 2015 Now Open for Submissions and Other Participation Opportunities

Sep 29, 2014 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 29 — The ISC High Performance conference, formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference, is now open to various submission opportunities. Whether your interest lies in workshops, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, research papers, research posters or in the student volunteer program, ISC is welcoming proposals from all members of the high performance computing (HPC) Read more…

Broadcom Introduces StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series

Sep 24, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 24 — Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the immediate availability of a new line of switches optimized for cloud-scale data centers. Building on its widely deployed StrataXGS  Trident and StrataDNX products, the new StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series is the industry’s highest performance Ethernet switch, delivering Read more…

Mellanox Announces Complete Support for New RoCEv2 Specification

Sep 16, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that its end-to-end 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions support the recently announced IBTA RoCEv2 specification. The RoCEv2 standard enables routing RDMA traffic across Layer 3 Ethernet networks to address the needs Read more…