Design automation systems reduce risks and speed time to market by enabling engineers to collect vital information about how products will perform. EDA simulations often involve 3D modeling, fluid dynamics, and other compute-intensive processes that require high-performance computing (HPC) data center solutions. They further depend on communications frameworks for inter-process communication such as MPI.
HPC data centers now include clusters of multi-core, multi-processor servers and high-speed, high-capacity storage systems. In these environments, moving data rapidly among servers and from servers to storage and back is a crucial element in delivering the highest performance and productivity. Mellanox® InfiniBand products maximize data center performance and productivity by delivering industry-leading bandwidth and the lowest available latency.
The Mellanox® Solution
Mellanox I/O adapters, switches, cables, and gateways enable data center managers to gain maximum leverage from server and storage investments by delivering up to 100Gb/s of reliable, lossless connectivity with less than one microsecond of latency today with 200Gb/s coming for early 2018. Above the network stack, Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP) can accelerate communications frameworks for collective operations by an additional order of magnitude. With this level of performance, models and simulations can be processed at top speed to ensure that design engineers have minimal wait times.
For IT managers, Mellanox solutions can reduce costs by slashing the number of required I/O adapters, reducing management overhead by simplifying the infrastructure, and cutting power consumption. Using Mellanox BridgeX gateway products, IT managers can consolidate storage and server traffic on a single unified fabric to further reduce costs, complexity, and power requirements.