With two major announcements this week, IBM continues to drive the build-out of its advanced scale ecosystem, aligning industry heavies to jointly develop open technologies that tackle the perennial problems of latency, bandwidth and bringing processing power into balance with data access within and among servers. In so doing, IBM and the companies alongside it have joined battle with Intel
The high-performance computing community has started to take notice of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology. This communications interface and protocol was developed for SSDs by NVM Express Inc., an industry consortium of more than 80 members, including Intel, Micron, Dell and Seagate. According to its backers, NVMe allows the parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully Read more…
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 getting a lot of attention from academic researchers around the world. Some of that work will be presented at this year’s ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, where Read more…
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/PLX_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”97″ height=”54″ />PLX Technology, a maker of PCIe switches and bridges, has been spreading the word about using PCIe as a general-purpose HPC interconnect. At SC12 this week, the company went a little further down that path, unveiling their upcoming Express Fabric technology. We asked Vijay Meduri, executive vice president of engineering at PLX to talk about the rationale of using PCIe as an interconnect fabric.
Enterprise SSD maker Texas Memory Systems (TMS) has been kicking up some dust lately, announcing record-breaking performance results with its RamSan-630 product and launching its latest PCIe flash offering. Specifically, TMS recently put up some rather impressive numbers in two key benchmarks established by the Storage Performance Council. And then this week, the company introduced its next-generation PCIe flash memory product, the RamSan-70.
In high-speed computing (HPC), there are a number of significant benefits to simplifying the processor interconnect in rack- and chassis-based servers by designing in PCI Express (PCIe). The PCI-SIG, the group responsible for the conventional PCI and the much-higher-performance PCIe standards, has released three generations of PCIe specifications over the last eight years and is fully expected to continue this progression in the future with even newer generations, from which HPC systems will continue to see newer features, faster data throughput and improved reliability.
New PowerEdge C410x can house up to 16 NVIDIA GPUs for HPC workloads.
Nvidia Fellow David Kirk takes a swipe at Intel’s heterogeneous computing plans.
New PCIe flash memory card delivers 800K IOPs.
Apple alum Steve Wozniak finds a lot to like with Fusion-io.