Category Archives: Storage

Accelerating Artificial Intelligence over High Performance Network

Last year, on November 10, 2016, IBM announced that: Tencent Cloud Joins IBM and Mellanox to Break Data Sorting World Records. In that press release, IBM mentioned that when running over high speed network, at 100Gb/s, the Tencent Cloud established four world records by winning the GraySort and MinuteSort categories at the renowned Sort Benchmark […]

Excelero Unites NVMe Over Fabrics With Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Two Hot IT Topics Standing Alone, Until Now… Two of the hottest topics and IT trends right now are hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMe-oF).  The hotness of HCI is evident in the IPO of Nutanix in September and HPE’s acquisition of Simplivity in January 2017. The interest in NVMe-oF has been astounding […]

Using InfiniBand as a Unified Cluster and Storage Fabric

InfiniBand has been the superior interconnect technology for HPC since it was first introduced in 2001, leading with the highest bandwidth and lowest latency year after year.  Although, it was originally designed and ideal for inter-process communications, what many people may not realize is that InfiniBand brings advantages to nearly every use for an interconnect […]

Storage Predictions for 2017

Looking at what’s to come for storage in 2017, I find three simple and easy predictions which lead to three more complex predictions.  Let’s start with the easy ones: Flash keeps taking over NVMe over Fabrics remains the hottest storage technology Cloud continues to eat the world of IT   Flash keeps taking over Every […]

How to Get 100G Performance Out of Your 100GbE SDN

The high bandwidth requirements of modern data centers are driven by the demands of business applications, data explosion, and the much faster storage devices available today. For example, to utilize a 100GbE link, you needed 250 hard drives in the past, while today, you need only three NVMe SSDs. After investing in the most advanced […]

SNIA Webcast on Ethernet Storage Interconnects- Join Us Dec 1, 10AM PST

2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage So far we have over 600 registered – Don’t miss out! SNIA (Storage Network Industry Association) Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) with participation from Dell, Intel, Mellanox, and Microsoft will present on what’s happening for 2017 on high-speed interconnects.  Mega-trends driving the industry: What’s out there today and what’s on […]

Mellanox Technologies Honored with Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference

At SC 16, Mellanox’s commitment to innovation and dedication to cultivating the HPC community has led to multiple honors, including outstanding leadership in HPC.  The Company was honored with six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. The six awards span a variety of categories and acknowledge the company’s achievements in delivering high-performance interconnect technology that […]

Mellanox Takes Supercomputing16 by Storm

Although activities have been going on for a few days now, Supercomputing 16 officially opened last night in chilly Salt Lake City, Utah with Mellanox Technologies leading the charge. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the week starting with today’s milestones and several key announcements. Today’s highlights include: Big news from the TOP500 Supercomputers list […]

Experience with the Freeze Frame File System (FFFS) on Mellanox RDMA

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), but fast, scalable IoT solutions can be difficult to create.  IoT applications often require real-time analysis on data streams, but most software is designed to just read data from existing files.  As a result, the developer may be forced to create entirely new applications that read […]

16 Ways LinkX DAC Cables are “Breaking Out” All Over Servers and Storage

Part I of Three Part Blog Series on Cables & Transceivers CAT-5e cabling and 1GBASE-T have dominated the data center interconnect scene for 15 plus years. However, the transition to 10G Ethernet proved to be a significant hindrance in both power consumption and cost. That’s when Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling, aka Twinax, snuck in […]