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Ethernet Alliance Moves Forward on 25G Technologies


Today the Ethernet Alliance shared details of its recent 25Gb/s technical feasibility event in New Hampshire. With 25Gb/s technologies being driven in part by hyperscale data center and cloud services market needs, the productive event drew industry-wide support and participation. The event produced promising results, with a high percentage of tests exceeding expected requirements of the proposed IEEE 25Gb/s standard, and achieving a success rate of greater than 86 percent for all test cases performed.

Mellanox EDR InfiniBand Speeds OpenPOWER Platforms


Today Mellanox announced that IBM has selected the company’s ConnectX-4 EDR InfiniBand adapters and EDR 100Gb/s IB switch systems for their new Power Systems LC line of servers designed for cloud environments and high performance cluster deployments and infused with OpenPOWER-based innovations. The technology will be utilized in the servers and high performance computing clusters as a part of an open architecture model which will feature technology from IBM, Mellanox and several other members of the OpenPOWER Foundation.

Paving the Road to Exascale with Co-Design Architecture

Scot Schultz, Mellanox

In this special guest feature from the Print’n Fly Guide to SC15 in Austin, Scot Schultz from Mellanox writes that a new era of Co-Design will pave the way to Exascale. “Exascale computing will undoubtedly include three primary concepts: heterogeneous systems, direct communication through a more sophisticated intelligent network, and backward/forward compatibility. Co-Design includes these concepts in order to create an evolutionary architectural approach that will enable Exascale-class systems.”

HiPINEB 2016 in Barcelona Issues Call for Papers


The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Interconnection Networks in the Exascale and Big-Data Era has issued its Call for Papers. The HiPINEB event will take place March 12, 2016 in Barcelona in conjunction with the IEEE HPCA 2016 conference.

Video: NCSA’s Ed Seidel Testifies on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program


In the video, Ed Seidel from NSCA testifies at a House hearing on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. NITRD provides a framework in which many Federal agencies come together to coordinate their networking and information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) efforts.

Mellanox Open Ethernet Switches Accepted By Open Compute Project


Today Mellanox announced the acceptance of its 10GbE and 40GbE switch systems by the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Justin Rattner to Keynote SC15 Energy Efficient HPC Workshop

Justin Rattner

Today the SC15 Energy Efficient HPC Workshop announced that parallel supercomputing pioneer Justin Rattner will deliver the keynote address at their event in Austin on Monday, November 16th, 2015. Formerly head of Intel Labs, Rattner directed Intel’s global research efforts in microprocessors, systems and communications including the company’s disruptive research activity.

Submissions Open for ISC 2016 in Frankfurt


Submissions are now open for the ISC 2016 conference including workshops, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, research papers, research posters, and the student volunteer program. The event takes place June 19-23 in Frankfurt, Germany.

It’s Here: The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC15 in Austin


At insideHPC, are very pleased to publish the Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC15 in Austin. We designed this Guide to be an in-flight magazine custom tailored for your journey to SC15 — the world’s largest gathering of high performance computing professionals.

Mellanox Powers World’s First 100G End-to-End Cloud at Monash University


Today Mellanox announced that Monash University in Australia has selected the company’s CloudX platform based on Mellanox’s Spectrum SN2700 Open Ethernet™ switches, ConnectX-4 NICs and Mellanox’s LinkX cables to provide the network for the world’s first 100Gb/s end-to-end OpenStack cloud.