Mellanox and IBM Collaborate to Provide Leading Data Center Solution Infrastructures

Mellanox recently announced a collaboration with IBM to produce a tightly integrated server and storage solutions that incorporate our end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions with IBM POWER CPUs.  By combining IBM POWER CPUs with the world’s highest-performance interconnect solution will drive data at optimal rates, maximizing performance and efficiency for all types of applications and workloads, as well as enable dynamic storage solutions to allow multiple applications to efficiently share data repositories.

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Advances in high-performance applications are enabling analysts, researchers, scientists and engineers to run more complex and detailed simulations and analyses in a bid to gather game-changing insights and deliver new products to market. This is placing greater demand on existing IT infrastructures, driving a need for instant access to resources – compute, storage, and network.

 

Companies are looking for faster and more efficient ways to drive business value from their applications and data.  The combination of IBM processor technologies and Mellanox high-speed interconnect solutions can provide clients with an advanced and efficient foundation to achieve their goals.

Users are seeking cutting-edge technologies and tools to help them better capture, understand and leverage increasing volumes of data as well as build infrastructures that are energy-efficient and can easily scale as their business grow.   Utilizing Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions with IBM POWER CPU-based systems, organizations are able to quickly adapt to changing business needs and get their products or research out of the door faster.

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The recently formed collaboration between Mellanox and IBM builds on the announcement of the OpenPOWER Foundation, in which IBM, NVIDIA, Google, Mellanox, Samsung and Tyan aim to establish an open ecosystem based on IBM’s POWER architecture. The OpenPOWER Foundation intends to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers.

 

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About Scot Schultz

Scot Schultz is a HPC technology specialist with broad knowledge in operating systems, high speed interconnects and processor technologies. Joining the Mellanox team in March 2013 as Director of HPC and Technical Computing, Schultz is 25-year veteran of the computing industry. Prior to joining Mellanox, he spent the past 17 years at AMD in various engineering and leadership roles, most recently in strategic HPC technology ecosystem enablement. Scot was also instrumental with the growth and development of the Open Fabrics Alliance as co-chair of the board of directors. Scot currently maintains his role as Director of Educational Outreach, founding member of the HPC Advisory Council and of various other industry organizations. Follow him on Twitter: @ScotSchultz