Answered Prayers for High Frequency Traders? Latency Cut to 20 Nanoseconds

January 23, 2017

“You can buy your way out of bandwidth problems. But latency is divine.” This sentiment, from Intel Technical Computing Group CTO Mark Seager, seems as o Read more…

By Doug Black

Mellanox Advances ‘In-Network Computing’ with ConnectX-5 Adapter

June 16, 2016

Networking specialist Mellanox has announced ConnectX-5, the next-generation of its 100G InfiniBand and Ethernet adapter line. The company says the new device will help organizations take advantage of real-time data processing for high performance computing (HPC), data analytics, machine learning, national security and ‘Internet of Things’ applications. ConnectX-5 was designed to connect with any computing infrastructure - x86, Power, GPU, ARM, and FPGA - and it employs a variety of offload engines, which can be classified into two camps. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Mellanox Readies First 200 Gb/s Silicon Photonics Devices

March 22, 2016

At the Optical Fiber Conference taking place from March 22-24 in Anaheim, Calif., Mellanox is announcing an "important milestone" on the road to High Data Rate (HDR) 200Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet networks. At the trade show, the company is demonstrating 50 Gb/s silicon photonics optical modulators and detectors, which will comprise key elements of 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s LinkX cables and transceivers. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

June 23, 2015

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is gettin Read more…

By Nages Sieslack

Infiniband Snaps Up Strong Super Share

July 8, 2013

Infiniband carried a slight majority of the Top 500 share this year at ISC, a trend that Mellanox says will continue, both in HPC and beyond. We discussed IB's reach and efficiencies with the company's Gilad Shainer to better understand where Ethernet and Infinband are... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Chelsio Looks to Close Ethernet-InfiniBand Gap

January 24, 2013

This week Chelsio Communications unveiled its latest Ethernet adapter ASIC, which brings 40 gigabit speeds to its RDMA over TCP/IP (iWARP) portfolio. The fifth-generation silicon, dubbed Terminator T5, brings bandwidth and latency within spitting distance of FDR InfiniBand, and according to Chelsio, will actually outperform its IB competition on real-world HPC codes. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Andy Bechtolsheim Lays Out Future of Datacenter Fabrics

October 23, 2012

Networking sage talks about Moore's Law, switch buffers and merchant chips. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Mellanox Roars Through Second Quarter As InfiniBand Revenue Takes Off

July 24, 2012

With the rollout of high performance, lossless Ethernet products over the last few years, there were more than a few analysts predicting the slow retreat of InfiniBand. But thanks to a peculiar confluence of technology roadmaps, a payoff in some investments made by Mellanox, and a pent-up demand for server and storage deployment now being alleviated by Intel's Romley platform, InfiniBand is having a big year. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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