Category Archives: Cloud Computing

How to Get 100G Performance Out of Your 100GbE SDN

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The high bandwidth requirements of modern data centers are driven by the demands of business applications, data explosion, and the much faster storage devices available today. For example, to utilize a 100GbE link, you needed 250 hard drives in the past, while today, you need only three NVMe SSDs. After investing in the most advanced […]

Mellanox Technologies Honored with Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference

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At SC 16, Mellanox’s commitment to innovation and dedication to cultivating the HPC community has led to multiple honors, including outstanding leadership in HPC.  The Company was honored with six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. The six awards span a variety of categories and acknowledge the company’s achievements in delivering high-performance interconnect technology that […]

Mellanox Takes Supercomputing16 by Storm

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Although activities have been going on for a few days now, Supercomputing 16 officially opened last night in chilly Salt Lake City, Utah with Mellanox Technologies leading the charge. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the week starting with today’s milestones and several key announcements. Today’s highlights include: Big news from the TOP500 Supercomputers list […]

Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Teams with Mellanox and IBM to Smash Big Data Analytics Record

Tencent Inc., Mellanox Technologies and IBM today announced new world record-breaking performance in select data analytics categories of the TeraSort Benchmark (sortbenchmark.org) using Mellanox 100GB Ethernet interconnect technology and OpenPOWER-based server technology. Long considered to be the gold standard for measuring scalability and efficiency of general purpose distributed computing systems – or, many small servers […]

Mellanox Joins OpenCAPI and GenZ Consortiums, and Continues to Drive CCIX Consortium Specification Development

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This week, Mellanox was part of three press releases that announced the formation of two new standardization consortiums – OpenCAPI and GenZ, as well as progress update by the CCIX (Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators) consortium. These new open standards demonstrates an industry wide collaborative effort and the needs to enable open, flexible and standard […]

Ceph For Databases? Yes You Can, and Should

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Ceph is traditionally known for both object and block storage, but not for database storage. While its scale-out design supports both high capacity and high throughput, the stereotype is that Ceph doesn’t support the low latency and high IOPS typically required by database workloads. However, recent testing by Red Hat, Supermicro, and Percona—one of the […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 3

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Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 1 and Part 2.   In part II of this SDN blog series, Innovations that can Move SDN from Depths of Disillusionment to Peak of Enlightenment, I discussed some of the technologies that can significantly improve total infrastructure efficiency, operational simplicity and deployment flexibility. In this blog, I […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 2

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Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 1 and Part 3.   Part 2: Innovations that can Move SDN from Depths of Disillusionment to Peak of Enlightenment In Part I of this SDN blog series, The -State-of-the-SDN Art, I reviewed the mainstream SDN deployments models and discussed the pros and cons of each model. In […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right

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Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 2 and Part 3.   Part 1: The State of the SDN Art Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a revolutionary approach to designing, building and operating networks that aims to deliver business agility in addition to lowering capital and operational costs through network abstraction, virtualization and orchestration. Conceptually, SDN […]

Mellanox RoCE’d Las Vegas at VMWorld 2016

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Mellanox accelerated the speed of data in the virtualized data center from 10G to new heights of 25G at VMWorld 2016 which was held in Las Vegas Aug. 29 – Sept. 1st at the Mandalay Bay.   The big news at the show revolved around Mellanox’s announcement regarding the integration of its software driver support […]