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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.

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.

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

Extreme Networks Announces Enhancements to Software Defined Architecture

Nov 17, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17 – Extreme Networks, Inc., a leader in high performance networking, today announced new products and Technology Solution Partner (TSP) Program members as key enhancements to its Software Defined Architecture, the industry’s first open, standards based and comprehensive data center ecosystem. Extreme Networks’ Software Defined Architecture delivers robust performance, unified management, application analytics and dynamic Read more…

Mellanox Announces Availability of 100Gb/s DAC and AOCs

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced sample availability for 100Gb/s Direct Attach Copper (DAC) and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for both EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand and 100 Gigabit Ethernet data center networks. Mellanox will demonstrate 100Gb/s DAC cables Read more…

SCinet Tested with Spirent Federal

Nov 14, 2014 |

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Nov. 14 — 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 WAN infrastructure. SCinet, the powerful network that is providing nearly 1 Terabit per second (Tbps) of capacity for Read more…

Indiana University Unveils SciPass

Nov 12, 2014 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 12 — Networking and IT security experts at Indiana University have joined forces to change the way university networks handle the massive data sets that are crucial to discovery. Their innovation, a software-defined networking (SDN) system called SciPass, makes large data transfers faster and more affordable without sacrificing network security. Like most Read more…

Gigamon to Support Visibility Into SCinet

Nov 12, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12 – Gigamon, a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric, today announced that for the fifth straight year it will support visibility into SCinet, one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world. This year, during SC14, Gigamon is providing Read more…