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A single fabric infrastructure is increasingly considered the optimal solution for network build-outs not only high-performance computing environments, which is predominantly InfiniBand-based, but also in mainstream enterprise grids, and in data center enterprise server, storage, and virtualized environments. The low-latency, high-performance, and efficient CPU utilization provided by Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions, coupled with the economic benefits of consolidation, performance boosts, manageability, and network virtualization has helped end-customers build out their applications in the most cost-effective manner. Mellanox networking solutions, which can be based on InfiniBand or Ethernet, are uniquely positioned to satisfy such networking needs.
Learn how Mellanox's InfiniBand and Ethernet technology can take your solution to the next level of performance, power, and cost.
With InfiniBand's proven scalability and efficiency, small and large clusters easily scale up to thousands of nodes. By providing low-latency, high-bandwidth, high message rate, transport offload to facilitate extremely low CPU overhead, Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), and advanced communications offloads, Mellanox interconnect solutions are the most deployed high-speed interconnect for large-scale simulations, replacing proprietary or low-performance solutions. Mellanox's Scalable HPC interconnect solutions are paving the road to Exascale computing by delivering the highest scalability, efficiency, and performance for HPC systems today and in the future.
Mellanox data center networking solutions based on Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology enable seamless connectivity to 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connections, or a mix of both, depending upon your networking requirements. VPI enables I/O infrastructure flexibility and future-proofing for data center computing environments. It facilitates all standard networking, clustering, storage, and management protocols to seamlessly operate over any converged network with the same software infrastructure. Mellanox 10GbE/40GbE solutions provide lower cost, power, latency, and CPU utilization for Ethernet-based solutions for blade and standard rack and tower environments. By utilizing 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 10/40GbE/Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to consolidate I/O to a single wire, cloud providers and IT managers can deliver significantly higher application service levels while achieving their business goals of increased productivity and reduced CAPEX and OPEX related to technology I/O spending.
Mellanox has supported the government's IT networking needs for more than 10 years and established itself as a trusted leader in delivering high-performance connectivity solutions. Many federal agencies have high-performance networking requirements for complex projects requiring the processing of large amounts of data over distributed systems. Mellanox products are specified for high speed storage networks and the clustering of processors, parallel file processing, GPUs and heterogeneous storage platforms.
As new, faster storage technologies have evolved, the storage bottleneck has moved from the storage media to the I/O interconnect. While interconnect technologies have sped up considerably, they commonly remain the limiting factor in increasing the performance of many data centers. Critical to removing this bottleneck is a new way of looking at storage interconnects. Speed counts, but the path data takes though the interconnect can drastically change the performance of a data center.
Mellanox Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) and storage solutions eliminate the storage bottleneck and provide unprecedented storage infrastructure performance with lower costs and complexity compared to traditional storage networks. This translates to real-world customer advantages including optimized server utilization, increased application performance, reduced back up times, increased data center simplicity and consolidation, lower power consumption and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
InfiniBand has emerged as an ideal solution for many embedded applications such as high-speed I/O links, reliable backplanes, and scalable switch fabrics. With reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) built into the architecture, InfiniBand’s superior capabilities are enabling outstanding functionality in non-traditional systems.
High-performance compute clusters require a high-performance interconnect technology that provides high bandwidth, low latency, and low CPU overhead, resulting in high CPU utilization for the application’s compute operations.