Cluster Case Studies

Performance Case Studies

Mellanox’s proven performance and scalability are the driving forces of the most powerful compute clusters in the world, as published in the Top500.

 


 

Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas

  • “Stampede” system
  • 6,000+ nodes (Dell), 462462 cores, Intel Phi co-processors
  • 5.2 Petaflops
  • Mellanox end-to-end FDR InfiniBand

 


 

Leibniz Rechenzentrum SuperMUC

  • IBM iDataPlex and Intel Sandy Bridge
  • 147456 cores
  • Mellanox end-to-end FDR InfiniBand solutions
  • 2.9 sustained Petaflop performance
  • The fastest supercomputer in Europe
  • 91% efficiency

 


 

Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • TSUBAME 2.0, first Petaflop system in Japan
  • 2.8 PF performance
  • HP ProLiant SL390s G7 1400 servers
  • Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand

 


 

Total Exploration Production

  • “Pangea” system
  • SGI Altix X system, 110400 cores
  • Mellanox FDR InfiniBand
  • 2 sustained Petaflop performance
  • 91% efficiency

 


 

NASA Ames Research Center Pleiades

  • SGI Altix ICE X/8200EX/8400EX
  • 20K nodes, 125980 cores
  • 1.5 Petaflops sustained performance
  • Mellanox end-to-end FDR and QDR InfiniBand

 


 

Air Force Research Laboratory

  • “Spirit” system
  • SGI Altix X system, 74584 cores
  • Mellanox FDR InfiniBand
  • 1.4 sustained Petaflop performance
  • 92.5% efficiency

 


 

CEA/TGCC-GENCI

  • Bull Bullx B510, Intel Sandy Bridge
  • 77184 cores
  • Mellanox end-to-end FDR InfiniBand solutions
  • 1.36 sustained Petaflop performance

 


 

National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen (NSCS)

  • Dawning TC3600 Blade Supercomputer
  • 5200 nodes, 120640 cores, NVIDIA GPUs
  • Mellanox end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand solutions
  • ConnectX-2 and IS5000 switches
  • 1.27 sustained Petaflop performance
  • The first Petaflop systems in China

 


 

NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

  • “Yellowstone” system
  • 72,288 processor cores, 4,518 nodes (IBM)
  • Mellanox end-to-end FDR InfiniBand, full fat tree, single plane

 


 

International Fusion Energy Research Centre (IFERC), EU(F4E) - Japan Broader Approach collaboration

  • Bull Bullx B510, Intel Sandy Bridge
  • 70560 cores
  • 1.24 sustained Petaflop performance
  • Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand solutions

 


 

Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA)

  • Tera 100, first Petaflop system in Europe - 1.05 PF performance
  • 4,300 Bull S Series servers
  • 140,000 Intel® Xeon® 7500 processing cores
  • 300TB of central memory, 20PB of storage
  • Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand

 


 

Australian National University

  • Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX250 S1
  • Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand end-to-end
  • 980 Tflops performance

 


 

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

  • “MareNostrum 3” system
  • 1.1 Petaflops peak performance
  • ~50K cores, 91% efficiency
  • Mellanox FDR InfiniBand