In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, DK Panda from Ohio State University presents: Communication Frameworks for HPC and Big Data.
“Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand and 10-40GE/iWARP. His research group is currently collaborating with National Laboratories and leading InfiniBand and 10-40GE/iWARP companies on designing various subsystems of next generation high-end systems. The MVAPICH2 (High Performance MPI and MPI+PGAS over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE with support for GPGPUs, Xeon Phio and Virtualization) software libraries, developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,450 organizations worldwide (in 76 countries). These software packages have enabled several InfiniBand clusters to get into the latest TOP500 ranking. More than 282,000 downloads of this software have taken place from the project website alone. These software packages are also available with the software stacks for network vendors (InfiniBand and iWARP), server vendors and Linux distributors (such as RedHat and SuSE).”
In related news, OSU has just released native RDMA support (InfiniBand+RoCE) for Hadoop 2.7.1.