PRACE Issues Best Practices Guide for HPC Interconnects

March 4, 2019

One of the most significant differentiators between HPC systems and lesser performant systems is the interconnect technology deployed. Late last month PRACE (Pa Read more…

InfiniBand Still Tops in Supercomputing

July 19, 2018

In the competitive global HPC landscape, system and processor vendors, nations and end user sites certainly get a lot of attention--deservedly so--but more than Read more…

Gen-Z Consortium Puts New High Performance Interconnect in Motion

October 12, 2016

Industry powerhouses have joined forces to address an issue that has confounded system architects since the advent of multicore computing, one that has gained in urgency with the rising tide of big data: the need to bring balance between processing power and data access. The Gen-Z Consortium has set out to create an open, high-performance semantic fabric interconnect... Read more…

The Ultimate Debate – Interconnect Offloading Versus Onloading

April 12, 2016

The high performance computing market is going through a technology transition – the Co-Design transition. As has already been discussed in many articles, this transition has emerged in order to solve the performance bottlenecks of today’s infrastructures and applications, performance bottlenecks that were... Read more…

SC15 Video: Mellanox’s Gilad Shainer on Co-design, Exascale, UCX, and More

December 21, 2015

Smart switches, major deployment wins, HPC Centers of Excellence, NICs with on-board FPGAs, and UCX progress were all part of Mellanox’s hectic agenda at SC15 Read more…

The Top 500 Visualized

June 21, 2013

To wrap up ISC, we wanted to collect some general visualized trends from this year's rankings. In this visual feature, we've provided information on operating systems, key vendors, processor and interconnect technologies and more. While there are a million ways to analyze the... Read more…

Full Details Uncovered on Chinese Top Supercomputer

June 2, 2013

With help from a draft report from Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who also spearheads the process of verifying the top of the pack super, we are able to share the full processor, Xeon Phi coprocessor, custom interconnect, storage and memory, as well as power and cooling information. The supercomputer out of China will be... Read more…

Intel’s Big Data to HPC Interconnect

May 2, 2013

It's been a notable week for Intel, with the announcement of two new leadership positions, including the pushing of 30-year veteran engineer, Brian Krzanich into the top slot. With this in mind, we revisit this week's discussion led by Intel's John Hengeveld on where the trends of big data and HPC tend to converge on the interconnect and its role in... Read more…

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