Cornelis Networks Wins $18M NNSA Award to Advance Omni-Path

May 4, 2022

Intel spinoff Cornelis Networks, custodian and developer of the Omni-Path networking portfolio, is now closer to reaching its next-gen networking roadmap targets thanks to an R&D contract with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The contract is valued at $18 million. The Next-Generation High Performance Computing Network (NG-HPCN) project brings together NNSA labs and... Read more…

With New Owner and New Roadmap, an Independent Omni-Path Is Staging a Comeback

July 23, 2021

Put on a shelf by Intel in 2019, Omni-Path faced a uncertain future, but under new custodian Cornelis Networks, OmniPath is looking to make a comeback as an independent high-performance interconnect solution. A "significant refresh" – called Omni-Path Express – is coming later this year according to the company. Cornelis Networks formed last September as a spinout of Intel's Omni-Path division. Read more…

Intel Confirms Retreat on Omni-Path

August 1, 2019

Intel Corp.’s plans to make a big splash in the network fabric market for linking HPC and other workloads has apparently belly-flopped. The chipmaker confirmed to us the outlines of an earlier report by the website CRN that it has jettisoned plans for a second-generation version of its Omni-Path interconnect... Read more…

NERSC Scales Scientific Deep Learning to 15 Petaflops

August 28, 2017

A collaborative effort between Intel, NERSC and Stanford has delivered the first 15-petaflops deep learning software running on HPC platforms and is, according Read more…

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…

Dell EMC Adds Omni-Path Support to PowerEdge C6320p

May 9, 2017

A recent update by Dell EMC adds support for Intel’s high performance Omni-Path fabric on the PowerEdge C6320p modular server intended for HPC workloads. Noti Read more…

Lighting up Aurora: Behind the Scenes at the Creation of the DOE’s Upcoming 200 Petaflops Supercomputer

December 1, 2016

In April 2015, U.S. Department of Energy Undersecretary Franklin Orr announced that Intel would be the prime contractor for Aurora: a leadership-class, 200 peta Read more…

Omni-Path Steadily Gaining Market Traction Says Intel

April 26, 2016

Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture (OPA), a centerpiece of its Scalable System Framework (SSF), has been shipping for a full quarter now and according to Barry Davis, general manager, HPC Compute & Networks at Intel, OPA is doing well contrary to suggestions from a competitor. Read more…

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