Texas Advanced Computing Center Selects Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand to Accelerate New Large-Scale Supercomputer

"Frontera" to be fastest supercomputer at any U.S. University and one of the most powerful systems in the world, delivering unprecedented computing power for scientific and research simulation

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL, August 29, 2018: Mellanox® Technologies,Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that HDR 200 gigabit per second InfiniBand has been selected to accelerate the new large-scale supercomputer to be deployed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The system, named Frontera, will leverage HDR InfiniBand to deliver the highest application performance, scalability and efficiency.

"We are excited to collaborate with TACC to build one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "The fastest data speed and the advanced In-Network Computing acceleration engines, make HDR InfiniBand the highest performance and most efficient interconnect technology for high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, cloud and storage, among other applications. These interconnect advantages will take TACC to the next level of scaling user applications, and maximize their return on investment."

The Frontera supercomputer will deliver approximately twice the performance compared to the current system at TACC, and is expected to be operational in early 2019. If installed today, Frontera would be ranked among the top 5 fastest supercomputers in the world.

"HDR InfiniBand is enabling us to build a very efficient, higher performance and scalable supercomputer that will serve our users' needs for the next several years," said Dan Stanzione, TACC executive director. "We appreciate the deep collaboration with Mellanox and look forward to see the new scientific discoveries Frontera will enable."

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