Category Archives: High Performance Computing (HPC)

Dell launches SwitchIB-2: One Step Closer to Exascale Computing

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Dell will be once again demonstrating its HPC leadership with the release of Mellanox SwitchIB-2 featuring SHArP (Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation Protocol) technology. Mellanox and Dell have a long history delivering HPC solutions and are partners in many of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world. These supercomputers utilize InfiniBand infrastructure from Mellanox and PowerEdge servers from […]

Mellanox Introduces Most Advanced InfiniBand and Ethernet Intelligent Adapter Yet

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Last year, IDC predicted that the HPC market would reach $15.2 billion by 2019. That represents a healthy 8.2 percent yearly growth rate. We knew it would be big, and we knew we would be ready for it. In fact, we’ve spent the past decade striving to take high performance computing (HPC) to new levels. […]

Mellanox Named Leading Lights Outstanding Component Vendor Finalist

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When I heard that Mellanox was named an Outstanding Components Vendor finalist for Lightreading’s Leading Lights Award, I was thrilled and proud, but not surprised because I was confident that Mellanox deserved to be in the spotlight. Mellanox is uniquely positioned to help Communication Service Providers build their next generation infrastructure with our vision in […]

Round Um Up! OpenStack Austin 2016 Had Something For Everybody

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If you’re as lucky as us, you had the opportunity to attend OpenStack Summit 2016 in Austin, Texas this week. The event, which saw 7,500 attendees, is now at the crux of converging HPC, Scientific Computing, and the Cloud. We actually saw a number of market segments that OpenStack experienced the most significant traction on […]

A Look At The Latest Omni-Path Claims

Once again, the temperature kicked up another few degrees in the interconnect debate with HPC Wire’s coverage based on information released by Intel on the growth of Omni-Path Architecture (OPA). According to Intel, the company behind OPA, have been seeing steady market traction. We have always expected Intel to win some systems, same as QLogic […]

Becoming Familiar with the Mellanox “Smart Interconnect”

Mellanox is renowned for furthering development toward a more effective and efficient interconnect, and today we’re weaving intelligence into the interconnect fabric, improving our acceleration engines, and adding  improved capabilities that further remove communication tasks from the CPU and dramatically increase system efficiency. Historically, increases in performance have been achieved around a CPU-centric mindset, with […]

One Step Closer to Exascale Computing: Switch-IB 2 & SHArP Technology

A typical metric used to evaluate network performance is its latency for point-to-point communications.  But more important, and sometimes overlooked, is the latency for collective communications, such as barrier synchronization used to synchronize a set of processes, and all-reduce, used to perform distributed reductions.  For many High-Performance-Computing applications, the performance of such collective operations play […]

HPC Leaders Collaborate on Communication Framework to Enable the Unification of High-Performance and Data-Centric Applications

During ISC’15 in Frankfurt, Germany last week, a new unified communications framework was announced which will be the result of a collaboration between hardware vendors, the academic community and industry leaders.   Mellanox, Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), NVIDIA, IBM, the University of Houston (UH) and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) have banned together […]

Mellanox and HP Collaborate Together with EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand

Today, at ISC’15, we announced the growing industry-wide adoption of our end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions.  This was highlighted even further with HP announcing End-to-End EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand enablement plans across their Apollo Server Family that together deliver unparalleled performance and scalability for HPC and Big Data workloads.   We are thrilled to have HP’s […]

Helping to Generate Economic Growth with the OpenPOWER Ecosystem

We are excited to share today’s announcement by the OPENPower Foundation to enable the STFC Hartree Center. I wrote a short blog about the announcement, excerpted here:   In the latest announcement,  the STFC Hartree Center  is setting out to enable the latest in world-class, state-of-the-art technologies for the development of advanced software solutions to solve […]