Mellanox InfiniBand Adoption Grows Across TOP500 Systems

November 20, 2013

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 20 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the company continued its leadership as the global interconnect solution provider for the TOP500 list of supercomputers. The number of InfiniBand-based supercomputers increased to 207, representing 41.4 percent of the TOP500. The number of the TOP500’s Petascale-capable systems connected with Mellanox FDR InfiniBand grew 3X from November 2012 to November 2013. Overall, the number of Mellanox FDR InfiniBand connected systems grew 1.8X from November 2012 to November 2013, showing the increasing demand for higher performance, scalability and efficiency.

Mellanox Connect-IB and ConnectX InfiniBand adapters and SwitchX-based switch systems optimize server and storage performance and provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world’s fastest supercomputers, connecting nearly 48 percent (19 systems) of all Petascale-based systems (40 systems), more than 2X higher than the competition.

The advanced offloads and accelerations within Mellanox InfiniBand solutions enable the most performance-efficient systems on the TOP500 list with more than 97 percent system and CPU efficiency.

“We are pleased to see the increased adoption of our FDR InfiniBand interconnect solutions by the world’s fastest supercomputers,” said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “FDR InfiniBand delivers today the highest performance for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0, database and storage applications. Our interconnect solutions connect nearly half of the world’s Petaflop systems, demonstrating the high system efficiency and scalability that our interconnect provides. We continue with our development efforts to bring the next generation of 100Gb/s interconnect solutions, which are expected to be released in 2014/2015 time frame.”

Published twice a year and publicly available at www.top500.org, the TOP500 list ranks the world’s most powerful computer systems according to the Linpack benchmark rating system.

Highlights of InfiniBand usage on the November 2013 TOP500 list include:

  • FDR InfiniBand is the fastest growing interconnect technology on the TOP500 with a 1.8X increase in the number of systems versus the November 2012 TOP500 list.
  • InfiniBand connects 48 percent of the world’s most powerful Petaflop systems on the list.
  • Mellanox InfiniBand provides the highest system utilization on the TOP500, achieving 97 percent system utilization.
  • Mellanox FDR InfiniBand enables the most efficient systems in the TOP200.
  • InfiniBand accelerates 207 systems in the TOP500, 41.4 percent of the list.
  • InfiniBand is the most used interconnect in the TOP100 with 48 percent, in the TOP200 with 48.5 percent, in the TOP300 with 44 percent and in the TOP400 systems with 42.5 percent.
  • InfiniBand systems account for 2X the performance of Ethernet systems.
  • InfiniBand connects 4X the number of Cray-based systems in the TOP100, and 6.5X in TOP500 systems.
  • Clusters continue to be the dominant system architecture with 85 percent of the TOP500 list.
  • Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand scalable HPC solutions accelerate 80.7 percent of the accelerator-based systems.
  • Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect solutions present in the TOP500 are used by a diverse list of applications from large-scale, high-performance computing to commercial, technical computing, cloud computing, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centers.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

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Source: Mellanox Technologies

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