Tag Archives: VPI

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

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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 […]

Performance Testing 29West LBM

As promised in my last blog post (over two weeks ago), this post will focus on results from a more financial market-related application. The results below come from testing performed with 29West LBM 3.3.9. 29West LBM offers topic-based Publish/Subscribe semantics without a central server. Its primary design goal is to minimize latency. Many end-users and middleware providers incorporate LBM […]

QuickTransit Performance Results

As previously suggested, I will review in this post a different application that is focused on converting protocols. QuickTransit, developed by a company called Transitive (recently acquired by IBM), is a cross-platform virtualization technology which allows applications that have been compiled for one operating system and processor to run on servers that use a different […]

Look at this beautiful rack!

This week’s blog is short, but it’s about the candy: the Rack — the Data Center’s building block. The pictures below visually describe what each one of us would like to have in their Data Center. Density – over 150 cores within less then 10U. Three different interconnects, 1GigE, 10GigE and 40Gb/s InfiniBand, using two […]

System Picking: Ready, Set, Go!

To recap my previous post, we’ve been setting the stage upon which vendors were to be evaluated and we’re ready for the “big race” (which we’ll do without “naming names”): System: I’ve considered 2 different dense systems which both followed the CPU and memory requirements: dual-socket quad core, 16GB memory (2GB per core), and support […]

Enterprise Data Center: Picking Hardware Can Be Hard Work

Re-capping last week’s post…I knew we wanted to have a system which would contain all the building blocks of the data center in a single (easily expendable) rack. Internally for Mellanox, I felt we should review the full procurement process to understand and provide data-center managers with better understanding/knowledge of the hard, and proven to be sometimes painful, […]