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NSF Seeks ‘Breakthroughs’ for Energy-Efficient Computing

Mar 7, 2016 |

Breakthroughs, by their nature, are rarely generated on demand. That said, the energy problem in computing today is so acute that the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation are joining forces to stimulate research into developing ‘breakthroughs’ in energy-efficient computing. The new NSF-NRC grants program, Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures (E2CDA), has a Read more…

SGI and DDN Notch Big Wins at National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jan 11, 2016 |

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will install a new 5.34 petaflops supercomputer – Cheyenne – from SGI and a 20PB high performance storage system from DataDirect Networks, both companies announced today. Cheyenne, an SGI ICE XA system, is expected to be operational in early 2017 and will be powered by more than 7000 Read more…

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

Dec 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. In mid-December DoD approved Mellanox 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches for use in defense networks. Then last week, time ran out for acquisition target EZchip to find a higher offer seemingly Read more…

Cray Lays Out Vision for HPC-Big Data Convergence

Dec 3, 2015 |

Messaging around HPC-big data convergence which had been ramping up all year reached new heights at SC15 — and you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger champion of the unified platform strategy than American supercomputer-maker Cray. HPCwire met with Cray’s Barry Bolding at the show in Austin last month to discuss the company’s latest customer wins, its take on Read more…

SC15 Video: Intel’s Saleh on OpenHPC, Rise of Big Data, and More

Dec 3, 2015 |

Intel always has a lot going on at SC. This year, its Scalable System Framework, Omni-Path Architecture, Knights Landing (up & running) and leading role in OpenHPC were all on the docket. Of course, there was the usual Intel-IBM (re: OpenPOWER) rivalry – much of the buzz this year was around whose approach to delivering Read more…

Wednesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 18, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Tuesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Mellanox Announces “HPC Centers of Excellence” to Drive Advancement Toward Exascale Computing

Nov 17, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 17 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced an open invitation to distinguished high-performance computing (HPC) centers to join a newly formed consortium titled the “HPC Centers of Excellence.” The goal of the HPC Centers of Excellence is Read more…

InfiniBand Continues Its Position as Preferred Top500 Supercomputing Interconnect

Nov 17, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) today highlighted the latest TOP500 list results, revealing 235 of the world’s supercomputers rely on its standard interconnect technology, up from 225 a year ago. This number represents 47 percent of the TOP500 list, ranking InfiniBand above Ethernet and proprietary solutions. The dominance of InfiniBand in the world’s Read more…

Monday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 16, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s Read more…

Mellanox, ORNL to Deliver UCX Progress Report at SC15

Nov 16, 2015 |

At ISC2015 Mellanox introduced a new open-source network communication framework – United Communication X Framework (UCX) – for high-performance and data-centric applications. At the time Gilad Shainer of Mellanox said, “By providing our advancements in shared memory, MPI and underlying network transport technologies, we can continue to advance open standards-based networking and programming models. UCX Read more…

TACC Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solution to Further Medical and Science Research

Nov 16, 2015 |

Nov. 16 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas in Austin has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end 100Gb/s EDR interconnect solutions to develop North America’s first end-to-end 100Gb/s EDR high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. It is TACC’s mission Read more…

Molex Showcases High-Speed Interconnect Offerings at SC15

Nov 16, 2015 |

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 16 — Molex, LLC will present leading edge technologies for high-speed, high-density applications at the 27th Annual Supercomputing 2015 (SC15) international conference and exhibition, to be held November 15 – 20, 2015, at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center. SC15 is the international conference for high-performance computing, networking storage and analysis. Molex booth 268 at SC15 will Read more…

CHPC Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solution to Accelerate New Petaflop-Capable System

Nov 16, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 16 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced that the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in partnership with the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand solution to connect its next-generation petaflop-capable supercomputer. CSIR is one of the leading Read more…

Mellanox Touts Arrival of Intelligent Interconnect

Nov 16, 2015 |

Intelligence and integration are the watchwords of an era in which the insatiable demand for faster, more powerful computers can no longer ride the coattails of a strong Moore’s law. These are also the hallmarks of co-design, an approach that is championed by interconnect fabric vendor Mellanox Technologies and others in the community as essential for supercomputing Read more…

Mellanox InfiniBand Continues Growth and Interconnect Leadership on the TOP500

Nov 16, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 16 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that InfiniBand connected systems grew year-over-year from November 2014 to November 2015, demonstrating the growing demand for Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to enable users to maximize their data center return-on-investment. InfiniBand-connected Read more…

Ethernet Alliance Showcases Ethernet’s Growing Speed Diversity at SC15

Nov 10, 2015 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 10 — The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced details of its multi-vendor SC15 demo highlighting Ethernet’s growing range of interconnect solutions for high-performance computing (HPC). Uniting 10, 25, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) equipment and technologies into an interoperability display emulating conditions found Read more…

Jack Dongarra et al. on Numerical Algorithms and Libraries at Exascale

Oct 19, 2015 |

The HPC software research community greeted this summer’s announcement of the President’s National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) with tremendous enthusiasm. This response is easy to understand. More than twenty-five years have passed since a US administration last proposed such a coordinated, long term, multiagency strategy to improve the nation’s economic competitiveness and scientific research prowess Read more…

Mellanox and Qualcomm Collaborate

Oct 9, 2015 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif. and TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 9 — Qualcomm Incorporated through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Mellanox Technologies today announced a multi-phase technology collaboration that brings Qualcomm’s server technology ecosystem one step closer to commercialization. As part of the collaboration, Mellanox will offer Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions that, in conjunction with Qualcomm Technologies’ ARM instruction Read more…

Mellanox and Ixia Demonstrate Interoperability of 100Gb/s Ethernet Platforms

Sep 28, 2015 |

VALENCIA, Spain, Sept. 28 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that Ixia, (NASDAQ: XXIA) a leading provider of Ethernet test, application performance and security resilience solutions, has successfully interoperated with the Mellanox LinkX 100Gb/s transceivers at full 100GbE line rate between Read more…