Tag Archives: InfiniBand

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-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 […]

Advancing Applications Performance With InfiniBand

High-performance scientific applications typically require the lowest possible latency in order to have the parallel processes be in sync as much as possible.  In the past, this requirement drove the adoption of SMP machines, where the floating point elements (CPU, GPUs) were placed as much as possible on the same board. With the increased demands […]

Benchmarking With Real Workloads and the Benefits of Flash and Fast Interconnects

Benchmarking is a term heard throughout the tech industry as a measure of success and pride in a particular solution’s ability to handle this or that workload.  However, most benchmarks feature a simulated workload, and in reality, a deployed solution may perform much differently.  This is especially true with databases, since the types of data […]

Mellanox Joins the Network Intelligence Alliance

We are happy to join the Network Intelligence Alliance, an industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy’s technology providers. Through our participation in the Alliance, Mellanox will help develop and market innovative solutions that further improve networking solutions for Enterprise, Cloud providers and Telecom Operators.   Using Mellanox’s low-latency, CPU efficient 10/40GbE NICs […]

The Mellanox SX1018HP is a game changer for squeezing every drop of latency out of your network

Guest blog by Steve Barry, Product Line Manager for HP Ethernet Blade Switches One of the barriers to adoption of blade server technology has been the reliance on a limited number of network switches available.  Organizations requiring unique switching capabilities or extra bandwidth have had to rely on Top of Rack switches built by networking […]

Product Flash: NetApp EF540 Enterprise Flash Array

  Written By: Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager Via the Storage Solutions Group   Everyone knows that flash storage is a big deal.  However, one of the gaps in the flash storage market has been in enterprise flash systems. Flash caching has for some time been in many enterprise storage environments, but enterprise all-flash […]

Are You Limiting Your Flash Performance?

  Written By: Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager Via the Storage Solutions Group As flash storage has become increasingly available at lower and lower prices, many organizations are leveraging flash’s low-latency features to boost application and storage performance in their data centers.  Flash storage vendors claim their products can increase application performance by leaps […]

Why I left HP after 19 years to join ProfitBricks

On 02.12.13, In Cloud Computing, by Pete Johnson Originally Posted: http://blog.profitbricks.com/why-i-left-hp Pete Johnson, new Platform Evangelist Woz once said, “I thought I’d be an HPer for life.” While I don’t usually claim to have a whole lot in common with the man who designed the first computer I ever saw (an Apple II, summer ’78), […]