Tag Archives: InfiniBand

Accelerating Artificial Intelligence over High Performance Network

Last year, on November 10, 2016, IBM announced that: Tencent Cloud Joins IBM and Mellanox to Break Data Sorting World Records. In that press release, IBM mentioned that when running over high speed network, at 100Gb/s, the Tencent Cloud established four world records by winning the GraySort and MinuteSort categories at the renowned Sort Benchmark […]

Lowering Latencies to Deliver Maximum Benefit to the Application and Network (3 part series)

Mellanox Hackathon Drives Reductions in Latency to New Lows Part 1 of a 3-part Series Low latency has long been an important consideration in many market segments of computing. This includes the Financial Services Industry where a 1-usec advantage has been said to be worth $100 million a year. In the Broadcast, Media and Entertainment […]

100G PSM4: The Most Configurable & Lowest-Cost Single-Mode Transceiver Available

Single-mode transceivers now priced for high-volume data center use Parallel Single Mode 4-channel (PSM4) is a type of single-mode transceiver that uses a parallel fiber design for reaches from up to 2 km and for reaches beyond the limits of 100-meter Short Reach 4-channel (SR4) multi-mode transceivers. PSM4s will be the transceiver that enables single-mode […]

Using InfiniBand as a Unified Cluster and Storage Fabric

InfiniBand has been the superior interconnect technology for HPC since it was first introduced in 2001, leading with the highest bandwidth and lowest latency year after year.  Although, it was originally designed and ideal for inter-process communications, what many people may not realize is that InfiniBand brings advantages to nearly every use for an interconnect […]

DesignCon Trade Show – Connecting All the Signaling Dots

Stop by Booth #120 to see Mellanox 25G and 100Gb/s DAC, AOCs, SR4, PSM4 Cables and Transceivers DesignCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center, to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2, is the “chippie geek” trade show of the year and you better know how to speak PAM4 fluently this year if you attend. Electronic signaling […]

Mellanox 2016: The Year In Review

‘Fantastical’ Networking Achievements and Where To Find Them Part I Oh, what a year it was for Mellanox. One might even say magical. From HPC accelerating the world’s fastest computer, to breaking down technology barriers of hyperconverged systems and in Artificial Intelligence, Mellanox was at the forefront of many of the world’s most profound technical […]

Short Reach Optics in Modern Data Centers

Spanning Across the Data Center or Breakouts Within the Rack Short Reach (SR) multi-mode optics are the lowest priced optical interconnects available today that use optical connectors to separate the transceiver from the optical fibers. Although both support 100m reach, AOCs are much less expensive that SR optics but the former functions as a complete […]

Mellanox and Zettar Crush World Record LOSF Performance Using ESnet OSCARS Test Circuit

In the wake of SC16, Mellanox has just broken the record for Lots of Small Files (LOSF) performance using the ESnet OSCARS test circuit measuring 70Gb/s. Preliminary results show a ten-fold performance improvement (40+Gbps) compared to the best results DOE researchers have reported thus far (4Gbps), even with TLS encryption enabled, for LOSF[i], despite the […]

AOCs – Active Optical Cables Why are 2 transceivers and fibers priced less than one connectorized transceiver?

This blog is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Mellanox’s high-speed interconnect products. My first blog covered Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables which are the least expensive way to create a high-speed 25G/50G/100Gb/s interconnect, but have a maximum reach of about 3-5 meters. Active Optical Cables (AOCs) pick it up from there and can reach up to 100-200 meters and are the least expensive, optical links available. Widely used in HPCs and more recently became popular in hyperscale. enterprise and storage systems.

Mellanox Launches 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand AOC and DAC LinkX® Cables

Just when you started to get familiar with 100Gb/s EDR–along comes 200Gb/s HDR doubling the bandwidth Quick Summary Last week at the HPC supercomputer conference SC’16 in Salt Lake City Utah, Mellanox announced its 40-port, 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand line of Quantum-based switches and dual-port ConnectX®-6 host bus adapters. To link them all together, we also […]