Category Archives: InfiniBand

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 […]

Turn Your Cloud into a Mega-Cloud

Cloud computing was developed specifically to overcome issues of localization and limitations of power and physical space. Yet many data center facilities are in danger of running out of power, cooling, or physical space. Mellanox offers an alternative and cost-efficient solution. Mellanox’s new MetroX® long-haul switch system makes it possible to move from the paradigm […]

Symantec’s Clustered File Storage over InfiniBand

Last week (on December 9th, 2013), Symantec announced the GA of their clustered file storage (CFS). The new solution enables customers to access mission critical data and applications 400% faster than traditional Storage Area Networks (SANs) at 60% of the cost. Faster is cheaper! Sounds like magic! How they are doing it? Try to understand the […]

Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Helps Lead SC’13 Student Cluster Competition Teams to Victory

Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions helped lead The University of Texas at Austin to victory at the SC Student Cluster Competition’s Standard Track during SC’13. Utilizing Mellanox’s FDR InfiniBand solutions, The University of Texas at Austin achieved superior application run-time and sustained performance within a 26-amp of 120-volt power limit, allowing them to complete […]

Mellanox-Based Clouds: A Key Ingredient for Your Start-up Success

Mellanox’s Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnects enable and enhance world-leading cloud infrastructures around the globe. Utilizing Mellanox’s fast server and storage interconnect solutions, these cloud vendors maximized their cloud efficiency and reduced their cost-per-application.   Mellanox is now working with a variety of incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and venture capitalists to introduce these cloud vendors that […]

Deploying HPC Clusters with Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnect Solutions

High-performance simulations require the most efficient compute platforms. The execution time of a given simulation depends upon many factors, such as the number of CPU/GPU cores and their utilization factor and the interconnect performance, efficiency, and scalability. Efficient high-performance computing systems require high-bandwidth, low-latency connections between thousands of multi-processor nodes, as well as high-speed storage […]