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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Short Takes

Andy Bechtolsheim Lays Out Future of Datacenter Fabrics

Oct 23, 2012 |

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

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100G Network to Support Big Science

May 2, 2012 |

Researchers take their datasets into the fast lane.

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New Hope for Dark Fiber

Jul 25, 2011 |

Researchers at Internet2 and ESNet are making use of idle network infrastructure to develop strategies for next-generation Internet use.

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Student Fashions Technique to Capture InfiniBand Processes

Jun 28, 2011 |

Northeastern University junior finds way to increase supercomputer efficiency.

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CERN Generates Worldwide Data Stream

Jan 19, 2011 |

CERN’s Worldwide LHC Computing Grid is the superhighway for particle physics data.

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Off the Wire

Supermicro and Cumulus Networks Partner

Apr 27, 2015 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 27 – Cumulus Networks, provider of the Cumulus Linux operating system for open networking, today announced Supermicro, a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation, has joined the company’s Open Hardware program with immediate availability of Cumulus Linux Ready Supermicro bare metal switches. “Customers of all sizes now demand choice in Read more…

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Penguin Computing and Cumulus Networks Collaborate

Apr 27, 2015 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 27 — Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced the Arctica 4804ip switch and a collaboration with Cumulus Networks to extend open networking to the full rack through the new Cumulus Rack Management Platform (RMP) OS. “This extension of our partnership with Cumulus Networks Read more…

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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Connecting Universities With Comcast

Apr 23, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., April 23 — Comcast Business today announced that the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a nonprofit collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh that offers advanced supercomputing infrastructure for solving large-scale, data-intensive problems in science and engineering, is using Comcast Business Ethernet for secure, private network connections to eight associated colleges and universities. With this agreement, each of these schools can Read more…

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SKA Africa to Utilize Mellanox Ethernet Switches and LinkX Optical Cables

Apr 15, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 15 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, through its local South African partner, Eclipse Holdings (Pty) Ltd., a specialist High-Performance Computing Systems Integrator, announced today that its SwitchX-2-based SX1012 and SX1710 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches and LinkX optical cables have been chosen to build a high capacity Read more…

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Ciena Joins NSF’s GENI Project

Mar 31, 2015 |

HANOVER, Md., March 31 – Ciena has joined the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project that supports “at scale” research in networking, distributed systems, cloud services, security, and novel applications. By joining this global virtual distributed laboratory for advanced networking, Ciena will enhance its established SDN testbed to further collaboration with key research and education partners, including Read more…

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