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Memory-Driven Near-Data Acceleration and its Application to DOME/SKA

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In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Jan van Lunteren from IBM Research Labs in Zurich presents: Memory-Driven Near-Data Acceleration.

Video: Scalable HPC Communication Capabilities

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“Exascale levels of computing pose many system- and application-level computational challenges. Mellanox as a provider of end-to-end communication services is progressing the foundation of the InfiniBand architecture to meet the exascale challenges. This presentation will focus on recent technology improvements which significantly improve InfiniBand’s scalability, performance, and ease of use.”

This Week in HPC: Startup Unveils Storage-Centric Architecture and PayPal Meets Moonshot

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Fortissimo Foundation from A3Cube, a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system. For more details, check out our A3Cube Slidecast over at insideBIGDATA. After that, they look at Paypal’s use of TI Keystone DSP processors for systems intelligence. By analyzing their chaotic real-time server data, Paypal is getting real-time, organized, intelligent results with extreme energy efficiency using HP’s Moonshot servers.

Fibre Channel Aligns with NVM Express Over Fabrics Spec for SSDs

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Today the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) announced plans to ensure Fibre Channel fabric connectivity using the upcoming NVM Express Over Fabrics standards specification.

Slidecast: IBTA Releases Updated Specification for RoCEv2

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“Major cloud providers and Web 2.0 companies have converged on RoCE to solve the challenges of running compute intensive applications and processing massive amounts of data in hyperscale networking environments,” said Barry Barnett, co-chair of the InfiniBand Trade Association. “The RoCEv2 standard enables multi-vendor, interoperable solutions delivering RDMA that spans hyperscale network environments. This in turn paves the way for broader adoption within enterprise environments in order to improve infrastructure efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.”

Overview of the MVAPICH Project: Status and Roadmap

DK Panda

“Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand, High-Speed Ethernet and RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (RoCE). The MVAPICH2 (High Performance MPI over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE) and MVAPICH2-X software libraries, developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,150 organizations worldwide (in 72 countries).”

Mellanox IB and Ethernet Optimized for Xeon E5-2600 v3 Platforms

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Today Mellanox announced that its end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions have been optimized for the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors.

Haswell V3 Processors Power New Supermicro X10 Servers

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Today at IDF14 in San Francisco, Super Micro rolled out its X10 Server Building Block Solutions featuring the new Intel Xeon E5-2600/1600 v3 (Haswell) processors.

MVAPICH: Still Saving the World – Now Even Faster

Adam Moody, LLNL

“MPI is in the national interest. The U.S. government tasks Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with solving the nation’s and the world’s most difficult problems. This ranges from global security, disaster response and planning, drug discovery, energy production, and climate change to name a few. To meet this challenge, LLNL scientists utilize large-scale computer simulations on Linux clusters with Infiniband networks. As such, MVAPICH serves a critical role in this effort. In this talk, I will highlight some of this recent work that MVAPICH has enabled.”

Supercomputing Technologies for Big Data Challenges

Ferhat Hatay

In this special guest feature, Ferhat Hatay from Fujitsu writes that supercomputing technologies developed for data-intensive scientific computing can be a powerful tool for taking on the challenges of Big Data. We all feel it, data use and growth is explosive. Individuals and businesses are consuming — and generating — more data every day. The […]