Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Future Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high perf

By Tiffany Trader

First All-Petaflops Top500 List Debuts; US Maintains Performance Lead

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafloppers only. The entry point for th

CXL Consortium Launches CPU-to-Anything High Speed Interconnect Protocol

Another front has been opened in the long campaign to enable any-to-any connectivity in high performance datacenter computing. The Compute Express Link (CXL) consortium – with tech heavies Inte

By Doug Black

Nvidia Wins Mellanox Stakes for $6.9 Billion

The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chipmaker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance network interconnect maker for $6.9 bi

By Doug Black

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Framing a Case for NRENs in the Longest Last Mile

February 27, 2019

Michael Foley delivered the opening keynote at the recent South African Centre for High Performance Computing National Conference. As the lead Distance Learning Specialist at the World Bank in the United States (US) from 1997 until 2015, Foley’s work focused on all aspects of the development of the Global Development Learning Network. Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek

Microsoft to Buy Mellanox?

December 20, 2018

Networking equipment powerhouse Mellanox could be an acquisition target by Microsoft, according to a published report in an Israeli financial publication. Microsoft has reportedly gone so far as to engage Goldman Sachs to handle negotiations with Mellanox. Read more…

By Doug Black

Russian and American Scientists Achieve 50% Increase in Data Transmission Speed

September 20, 2018

As high-performance computing becomes increasingly data-intensive and the demand for shorter turnaround times grows, data transfer speed becomes an ever more im Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

With HPC and Hyperscale Roots, RStor Aims to ‘Live Above the Clouds’

May 3, 2018

Backed by Cisco and emerging from stealth mode, startup RStor has an ambitious plan to be a true multi-cloud solution, billing its platform as the first to secu Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Beyond Bitcoin: Evolving Blockchain Use Cases

March 26, 2018

I’ve become blockchain-curious given the many, ubiquitous non-financial applications that have cropped up ever since cryptocurrencies gave it a controversial Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake

Mellanox Reacts to Activist Investor Pressures in Letter to Shareholders

March 16, 2018

Activist investor Starboard Value has been exerting pressure on Mellanox Technologies to increase its returns. In response, the high-performance networking company on Monday, March 12, published a letter to shareholders outlining its proposal for a May 2018 extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders and highlighting its long-term growth strategy and focus on operating margin improvement. Read more…

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HPC Iron, Soft, Data, People – It Takes an Ecosystem!

December 11, 2017

Cutting edge advanced computing hardware (aka big iron) does not stand by itself. These computers are the pinnacle of a myriad of technologies that must be care Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

Ahead of SC17, Mellanox Launches Scalable 200G Switch Platforms

November 9, 2017

In the run-up to the annual supercomputing conference SC17 next week in Denver, Mellanox made a series of announcements today, including a scalable switch platf Read more…

By Doug Black

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