Tag Archives: high performance computing

Lowering Latencies to Deliver Maximum Benefit to the Application and Network (3 part series)

Mellanox Hackathon Drives Reductions in Latency to New Lows Part 1 of a 3-part Series Low latency has long been an important consideration in many market segments of computing. This includes the Financial Services Industry where a 1-usec advantage has been said to be worth $100 million a year. In the Broadcast, Media and Entertainment […]

Short Reach Optics in Modern Data Centers

Spanning Across the Data Center or Breakouts Within the Rack Short Reach (SR) multi-mode optics are the lowest priced optical interconnects available today that use optical connectors to separate the transceiver from the optical fibers. Although both support 100m reach, AOCs are much less expensive that SR optics but the former functions as a complete […]

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 […]

Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Teams with Mellanox and IBM to Smash Big Data Analytics Record

Tencent Inc., Mellanox Technologies and IBM today announced new world record-breaking performance in select data analytics categories of the TeraSort Benchmark (sortbenchmark.org) using Mellanox 100GB Ethernet interconnect technology and OpenPOWER-based server technology. Long considered to be the gold standard for measuring scalability and efficiency of general purpose distributed computing systems – or, many small servers […]

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 […]

Mellanox Joins OpenCAPI and GenZ Consortiums, and Continues to Drive CCIX Consortium Specification Development

This week, Mellanox was part of three press releases that announced the formation of two new standardization consortiums – OpenCAPI and GenZ, as well as progress update by the CCIX (Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators) consortium. These new open standards demonstrates an industry wide collaborative effort and the needs to enable open, flexible and standard […]

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

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 Named Leading Lights Outstanding Component Vendor Finalist

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]