Intersect360 Survey Shows Continued InfiniBand Dominance

July 4, 2017

There were few surprises in Intersect360 Research’s just released report on interconnect use in HPC. InfiniBand and Ethernet remain the dominant protocols acr Read more…

By John Russell

Mellanox Plots Death of Proprietary Ethernet

March 5, 2013

Mellanox wants to move the world away from closed-code Ethernet switches. The "Generation of Open Ethernet" initiative has been months in the planning. Here's why Mellanox wants to do it... Read more…

By Richard L. Brandt

New Architecture Tackles High Speed Network Challenges

January 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. Read more…

By Guangdeng Liao

Is 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ready for HPC?

November 18, 2010

Despite the still-modest showing of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) technology in high performance computing deployments, vendors at SC10 were showcasing a wide array of performance-laden Ethernet products. IT Brand Pulse Labs analyst Tim Dales takes a look at the prospects for 10GbE in high performance computing, the migration pattern from GbE to 10GbE, and some application areas that seem especially suitable for the technology. Read more…

By Tim Dales

InfiniBand Continues Upward Climb in Top Supers

November 17, 2010

Lost in the hoopla about the ascendency of China and GPGPUs in the TOP500 is the continuing saga of the InfiniBand-Ethernet interconnect rivalry. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Week in Review

September 23, 2010

Microsoft announces lastest release of Windows HPC Server; Intersect360 Research and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences release survey on digital manufacturing in the US; and an IBM study shows that 10 Gigabit Ethernet outperforms InfiniBand and Gigabit Ethernet. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel’s 10 Gigabit Ethernet Boost Pushes out InfiniBand

May 3, 2010

Chipmaker places bets on 10GE and QPI. Read more…

By Nebojsa Novakovic

Facebook Dreams of Terabit Ethernet

February 3, 2010

The slow road to fast networks. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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