Windows® HPC Server 2008

Superior Performance for Low-Latency, High-Throughput Clusters Running Windows® HPC Server 2008

Windows HPC Server 2008 delivers the power of high-performance cluster computing in a familiar Windows environment. But there's more to the solution than Windows-based servers.

To optimize true HPC performance, data center performance must be balanced so that neither servers, storage systems, nor the network connecting them is a roadblock. With industry-leading bandwidth and the lowest latency, Mellanox® InfiniBand solutions deliver maximum performance and scalability for Windows HPC Server 2008 environments.

The Mellanox® Solution

To increase CPU performance, HPC data centers typically off-loading data movement tasks from the CPU to the I/O subsystem, thereby increasing the amount of CPU resources available for applications. Windows HPC Server 2008 facilitates data offload with NetworkDirect, its new Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) interface for high-speed, low-latency InfiniBand networks.

Unlike Ethernet, Mellanox InfiniBand solutions support native RDMA. This, along with Mellanox's industry-leading 56Gb/s bandwidth and 1-microsecond latency create a connection that eliminates data movement bottlenecks while ensuring reliable delivery of every packet.

Key Mellanox Advantages

  • The world's fastest interconnect, supporting up to 56Gb/s
  • Latency as low as 1 microsecond
  • Full CPU offload with the flexibility of RDMA capabilities.
  • Lossless packet transmission

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