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Mellanox at SuperComputing Conference 2013 – Denver, CO

 

Attending the SC13 conference in Denver next week?

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Yes? Be sure to stop by the Mellanox booth at booth #2722 and check out the latest products, technology demonstrations, and FDR InfiniBand performance with Connect-IB!   We have a long list of theater presentations with our partners at the Mellanox booth. We will have giveaways at every presentation and a lucky attendee will go home with a new Apple iPad3 Mini at the end of each day!

Don’t forget to sign up for Mellanox Special Evening Event During SC13 on Wednesday night.  Register here:  http://www.mellanox.com/sc13/event.php

Location
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Plaza Ballroom
1550 Court Place
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (303) 893-3333
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Time:
Wednesday, November 20th
7:00PM – 10:00PM

Also download the Print ‘n Fly guide to SC13 in Denver from insideHPC!

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Finally, come to hear from our experts in the SC13 sessions:

 

Speaker: Gilad Shainer, VP Marketing; Richard Graham, Sr. Solutions Architect

Title: “OpenSHMEM BoF”

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Room: 201/203

 

Speaker: Richard Graham, Sr. Solutions Architect

Title: “Technical Paper Session Chair: Inter-Node Communication

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Room: 405/406/407

 

Speaker: Richard Graham, Sr. Solutions Architect

Title: “MPI Forum BoF”

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 12:15PM-1:15PM

Room: 705/707/709/711

P.S.  Stop by the Mellanox booth [2272]  to see our Jelly bean jar.  Comment on this post with your guess, and you could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  Winner will be announced at the end of the conference.  Follow all of our activities on our social channels including Twitter, Facebook and our Community!

Guess How Many?

 See you in Denver!

 

 

pak Author: Pak Lui is the Applications Performance Manager at Mellanox Technologies, responsible for managing the application performance, application characterization, profiling and testing. His main focus is to optimize HPC applications on products, explore new technologies and solutions and their effect on real workloads. Pak has been working in the HPC industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining Mellanox Technologies, Pak worked as a Cluster Engineer, responsible for building and testing HPC cluster configurations from different OEMs and ISVs. Pak holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Boston University in the United States.

The Storage Fabric of the Future Virtualized Data Center

Guest post by Nelson Nahum, Zadara Storage

It is evident that the future data center will be based on cutting-edge software and virtualization technologies to make the most effective use of hardware, compute power, and storage needs to perform essential analytics and to increase the performance of media-related and advanced web applications. And it turns out that the wires that will connect all this technology together are no less crucial to next-generation data centers and clouds than the software and virtualization layers that run within them.


There are multiple storage fabrics and interconnects available today, including Fibre Channel, Ethernet and SAS. Each has various pros and cons, and fabrics were chosen according to need of performance, compatibility and cost efficiencies.

 

As an enterprise storage as-a-service provider, delivering a software-based cloud storage solution for public, private and hybrid cloud models based on commodity hardware, Zadara Storage provides storage as-a-service in multiple public cloud and colocation facilities around the globe. Consistency, high availability and predictability are key in supplying the scalable, elastic service our customers expect, regardless of their location, facility or the public cloud they employ. The hardware we use needs to be dependable, pervasive and cost-efficient in order to sustain the performance and cost-level of our service, anywhere and at any scale.

 

When choosing our fabric, Ethernet came as a clear choice. Ethernet is likely to become the new standard, and boasts several advantages vital to our product:

  • Ethernet’s speed roadmap is aggressive: from 10GbE to 40GbE, and upcoming 100GbE
  • Ethernet is ubiquitous: we can employ it with no complication at any data center or colocation facility around the globe
  • The latency we have found to be more than manageable, specifically as we use advanced techniques such as IO virtualization and data passthrough
  • Ethernet is the most cost effective: an as-a-service company needs to have a competitive pricing edge.

The future of enterprise storage
The future of Enterprise Storage lies in software and a choice of hardware (premium or commodity). Software-defined storage can scale performance more easily and cost effectively than monolithic hardware, and by combining the best of hardware of software, the customer wins. Ethernet is a critical element of our infrastructure, and Mellanox switches offer significant higher performance and consistent dependability that enables our storage fabric and meets our customer’s needs.

 

Zadara Storage at the Mellanox Booth at VM World 2013
Wednesday, August 28, at 2:15pm
At the Mellanox Booth at VM World 2013, Zadara Storage CEO, Nelson Nahum, will present the Zadara™ Storage Cloud, based on the patent-pending CloudFabric™ architecture, and providing a breakthrough cost structure for data centers. Zadara’s software-defined solution employs standard, off-the-shelf x86 servers, and utilizes Ethernet as its only interconnect to provide performant, reliable, SSD- and spindle-based SAN and NAS as a service.

 

About Zadara Storage
An Amazon Web Services and Dimension Data Technology Partner and winner of the VentureBeat, Tie50, Under the Radar, and Plug and Play cloud competitions, Zadara Storage offers enterprise-class storage for the cloud in the form of Storage as a Service (STaaS). With Zadara Storage, cloud storage leapfrogs ahead to provide cloud servers with high-performance, fully configurable, highly available, fully private, tiered SAN and NAS as a service. By combining the best of enterprise storage with the best of cloud and cloud block storage, Zadara Storage accelerates the cloud by enabling enterprises to migrate existing mission-critical applications to the Cloud.

Visit Mellanox at ISC’10

It’s almost time for ISC’10 in Hamburg, Germany (May 31-June 3), please stop by and visit Mellanox Technologies booth (#331) to learn more about how our products deliver market-leading bandwidth, high-performance, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof solution.  

Mellanox’s end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity products deliver the industry’s leading CPU efficiency rating on the TOP500. Come see our application acceleration and offload technologies that decrease run time and increase cluster productivity.

Hear from our HPC Industry Exports

Exhibitor Forum Session – Tuesday, June 1, 9:40AM – 10:10AM

Speaking: Gilad Shainer, Sr. Director of HPC Marketing / Michael Kagan, CTO

HOT SEAT SESSION – Tuesday, June 1, 3:15PM – 3:30PM

Speaking: Michael Kagan, CTO

JuRoPa breakfast Session – Wednesday, June 2, 7:30AM – 8:45AM

Speaking: Gilad Shainer, Sr. Director of HPC Marketing / Michael Kagan, CTO

“Low Latency, High Throughput, RDMA & the Cloud In-Between” – Wednesday, June 2, 10:00AM – 10:30AM

Speaking: Gilad Shainer, Sr. Director of HPC Marketing

“Collectives Offloads for Large Scale Systems” – Thursday, June 3, 11:40AM – 12:20PM

Speaking: Gilad Shainer, Mellanox Technologies; Prof. Dr. Richard Graham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“RoCE – New Concept of RDMA over Ethernet” – Thursday, June 3, 12:20PM – 1:00PM

Speaking: Gilad Shainer, Sr. Director of HPC Marketing and Bill Lee, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Thanks for coming to see us at VMworld

VMworld was everything we expected and more. The traffic was tremendous and we had a lot of excitement and buzz in our booth (especially after we won the Best of VMworld in the Cloud Computing category). Just in case you were unable to sit through one of Mellanox’s presentations, or from one of our partners (Xsigo, HP, Intalio, RNA Networks, and OpenFabrics Alliance), we went ahead and video taped the sessions, and have posted them below.

 

 Mellanox – F.U.E.L. Efficient Virtualized Data Centers

 

 Mellanox – On-Demand Network Services

 

 Intalio – Private Cloud Platform

 

 HP BladeSystem and ExSO SL-Series

 

 Xsigo – How to Unleash vSphere’s Full Potential with Xsigo Virtual I/O

 

 RNA Networks – Virtual Memory

 

 OpenFabrics Alliance – All things Virtual with OpenFabrics and IB

Winning Gold at VMworld

We were very excited to announce today that the Intalio|Cloud Appliance, accelerated by Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand, has received a Best of VMworld 2009 award in the Cloud Computing Technologies category. It’s not too late to see what the fuss is all about. The Intalio|Cloud Appliance is being demonstrated at our booth (#2220) at VMworld in San Francisco. This is the last day to see us!

Visit Mellanox at VMworld

Are you planning to come to San Francisco and attend VMworld (August 31 – September 3)? Come see Mellanox Technologies at booth (#2220) where will be showcasing our industry-leading, end-to-end 40Gb/s and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity products.

Mellanox will also be hosting a live demonstration of Intalio’s Intalio|Cloud Appliance, a single rack all the hardware and software required for building a true enterprise-class private cloud computing platform. The hardware is made of standard components using HP BladeSystem blade servers and enclosures, Solid State Drives (SSD) for all database storage, and Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect technology to effectively connect them all together. Using InfiniBand, the Intalio|Cloud Appliance benefits from a unified networking fabric, removing the need for deploying and managing multiple networking technologies such as Ethernet and Fibre Channel, thereby reducing networking hardware acquisition costs by up to 50% and network management costs by up to 30%, while boosting performance.

Have a moment for a 10-minute presentation? We have the full day scheduled with a variety of presentations from leading and new innovative companies such as HP, Xsigo, Intalio, RNA Networks, and the OpenFabrics Alliance, as well as ongoing presentations from Mellanox on several new product announcements that will be made during the conference.

Join Mellanox at ISC’09 and Celebrate the PetaScale Era

Join Mellanox (Booth #520) at ISC’09, Tuesday the 23rd at 6:15pm for a special champagne toast, as we unveil the industry’s most efficient family of 40Gb/s InfiniBand switches and usher in the PetaScale Era.

See why Mellanox end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity products deliver the industry’s leading CPU efficiency rating on the Top500, and why the world’s leading European Petaflop Initiative depends on Mellanox to reach their performance goals.

Live Demonstrations:

Europe’s Largest 40Gb/s Network Demonstration

Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapter and switch solutions are being used to create Europe’s largest 40Gb/s Remote Desktop over InfiniBand (RDI) demonstration on the ISC tradeshow floor. Participating in the 40Gb/s ecosystem demonstration: AMD, Avago Technologies, DataDirect Networks, Dell, Emcore, Eurotech, Finisar, HP, LSI, Luxtera, Microsoft, NEC, Scalable Graphics, ScaleMP, Sun, Supermicro, Tyco Electronics, Voltaire, and Zarlink.

Low-Latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Low Latency Ethernet is enabled through an efficient RDMA transport over Layer2 10GbE networks for performance-critical and low-latency applications. The demonstration showcases LLE running over Mellanox’s ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters at line rate with industry-leading latency of 3 micro seconds.

Hear from our HPC Industry Experts:

Topic: ISC press conference – “40Gb/s InfiniBand Network”
Speaker: Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Topic: “The Jülich Research on Petaflops Architectures”
Speaker: Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 1:30PM-2:10PM

Topic: “From PetaScale to Clouds – Providing the Ultimate Networking Solution for High Performance”
Speaker: Michael Kagan, CTO
Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 12:00PM-12:30PM

Julich Breakfast Presentation
Michael Kagan, CTO, and Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Thursday, June 25, 7:30AM-9:00AM

HOT SEAT SESSION: “From PetaScale to Clouds – Providing the Ultimate Networking Solution for High Performance”
Speaker: Michael Kagan, CTO
Thursday, June 25, 3:30PM-3:45PM

Topic: “Maintaining High Performance in a Cloud”
Speaker: Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Friday, June 26, 2009, 9:40AM-10:20AM

Visit Mellanox at SIFMA and See How You Can Accelerate Transaction Performance 10X for Financial Applications

Join us at the SIFMA Technology Management Conference, June 23 – 25th in New York, Booth 1619, and see how you can accelerate transaction performance 10X for financial applications.

Mellanox ConnectX Virtual Protocol Interconnect Adapters with 40Gb/s InfiniBand and low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet with FCoE offload integrate with financial market data applications from providers like NYSE Technologies and Reuters to significantly enhance the speed and predictability of market data delivery, and ensure the highest ROI. 

We will also be hosting a software demonstration from RNA networks. The RNAcache and RNAmessenger software, based on RNA’s Memory Virtualization Platform, is making memory a shared network resource and transparently making trade execution and/or analytics dramatically faster. With RNA and Mellanox, trade groups are seeing 5X faster trade execution performance including certified messaging without jitter, and 17X faster tick data analytics, all without changes to trading applications.

Visit us and see why 3 out of the top 5 exchanges and 7 out of top 10 banks worldwide depend on Mellanox.

Missed Mellanox at Interop?

Just in case you missed us at Interop 2009, below are just a few of the presentations that took place in our booth.

Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, switches and gateways are key to making your data center F.U.E.L. Efficient

 

Mellanox Product Manager, Satish Kikkeri, provides additional details on Low-Latency Ethernet

 

Mellanox Product Manager, TA Ramanujam, provides insight on how data centers can achieve true unified I/O today

 

Fusion-io’s CTO, David Flynn, presents “Moving Storage to Microsecond Time-Scales”

 

We look forward to seeing you at our next event or tradeshow.

Brian Sparks
brian@mellanox.com