Category Archives: InfiniBand

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 […]

OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack cloud software. Held every six months, the conference schedule rotates based on the OpenStack software release cycle.  This week, the summit is being held in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. The summit started yesterday and we had two successful […]

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 […]

Dell releases FDR InfiniBand Switches from Mellanox

Today, Dell announced the release of Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Top of Rack (ToR) solutions with Dell.  Three switches will be available the Mellanox ToR SX6012 (12 port), SX6025 (36 port unmanaged) and SX6036 (36 port managed).  This was highlighted even further with Dell making Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s end-to-end InfiniBand Switches, Adapters and cables […]

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 […]

How to Achieve Higher Efficiency in Software Defined Networks (SDN) Deployments

During the last couple of years, the networking industry has invested a lot of effort into developing Software Defined Network (SDN) technology, which is drastically changing data center architecture and enabling large-scale clouds without significantly escalating the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).   The secret of SDN is not that it enables control of data […]

CROC’s Public Cloud Goes at InfiniBand Speed

CROC is the number one IT infrastructure creation company in Russia, and one of Russia’s top 200 private companies.   CROC has become the first public cloud service provider in Russia to adopt InfiniBand—a standard for high-speed data transfer between servers and storage. Migration to a new network infrastructure took approximately one month and resulted in up […]

Introduction to InfiniBand

InfiniBand is a network communications protocol that offers a switch-based fabric of point-to-point bi-directional serial links between processor nodes, as well as between processor nodes and input/output nodes, such as disks or storage. Every link has exactly one device connected to each end of the link, such that the characteristics controlling the transmission (sending and […]

Accelerating Genomic Analysis

One of the biggest catchphrases in modern science is Human Genome–the DNA coding that largely pre-determines who we are and many of our medical outcomes. By mapping and analyzing the structure of the human genetic code, scientists and doctors have already started to identify the causes of many diseases and to pinpoint effective treatments based […]

ISC 2014 Student Cluster Challenge: EPCC Record-Breaking Cluster

The University of Edinburgh’s entry into the ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition, EPCC, has been awarded first place in the LINPACK test. The EPCC team harnessed Boston’s HPC cluster to smash the 10Tflop mark for the first time – shattering the previous record of 9.27Tflops set by students at ASC14 earlier this month. The team […]