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Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Powers Stampede Supercomputer

This week Mellanox announced that its end-to-end FDR InfiniBand technology is powering the Stampede supercomputer at the TACC. As the most powerful supercomputing system in the NSF XSEDE program, the 10 Petaflop Stampede system integrates thousands of Dell servers and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors with Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand SwitchX based switches and ConnectX-3 adapter cards.

The InfiniBand network was easy to deploy and delivers incredible application performance on a consistent basis,” said Tommy Minyard , director of Advanced Computing Systems, TACC. “Utilizing Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand provides us with extremely scalable, high performance — a critical element as Stampede is designed to support hundreds of computationally- and data-intensive science applications from around the United States and the world.”

Stampede supports national scientific research into weather forecasting, climate modeling, drug discovery and energy exploration and production. Read the Full Story.