Category Archives: InfiniBand

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 […]

Deploying Hadoop on Top of Ceph, Using FDR InfiniBand Network

We recently posted a whitepaper on “Deploying Ceph with High Performance Networks” using Ceph as a block storage device.  In this post, we review the advantages of using CephFS as an alternative for HDFS. Hadoop has become a leading programming framework in the big data space. Organizations are replacing several traditional architectures with Hadoop and use […]

4K Video Drives New Demands

This week, Las Vegas hosts the National Association of Broadcasters conference, or NAB Show. A big focus is the technology needed to deliver movies and TV shows using 4K video. Standard DVD video resolution is 720×480. Blue-ray resolution is 1920×1080. But, thanks to digital projection in movie theatres and huge flat-screen TVs at home, more […]

Four Big Changes in the World of Storage

People often ask me why Mellanox is interested in storage, since we make high-speed InfiniBand and Ethernet infrastructure, but don’t sell disks or file systems.  It is important to understand the four biggest changes going on in storage today:  Flash, Scale-Out, Appliances, and Cloud/Big Data. Each of these really deserves its own blog but it’s […]

InfiniBand Enables the Most Powerful Cloud: Windows Azure

Windows Azure continues to be the leader in High-Performance Computing Cloud services. Delivering a HPC solution built on top of Windows Server technology and Microsoft HPC Pack, Windows Azure offers the performance and scalability of a world-class supercomputing center to everyone, on demand, in the cloud.   Customers can now run compute-intensive workloads such as […]