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Mellanox Benchmarks Ceph on 100Gb Ethernet

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Today Mellanox announced a set of 100Gb/s network storage performance benchmark results for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

Ancillary Events Line up for ISC 2015 in Frankfurt

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With ISC 2015 coming up in July, a number of ancillary events have been scheduled in Frankfurt to take advantage of this annual gathering of over 2500 supercomputing professionals. On deck are special events from DDN, HP, IDC, Intel, and Mellanox.

IBTA Launches the RoCE Initiative

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Today the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announced the launch of the RoCE Initiative to further the advancement of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) technology and promote RoCE awareness.

Video: Mellanox Launches Spectrum 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet Switch

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In this video, Mellanox launches their new 100G end-to-end Ethernet solutions in New York City.

RCE Podcast Looks at the Fasterdata Knowledge Database

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“Fasterdata provides proven, operationally sound methods for troubleshooting and solving performance issues. Our engineers have identified a common set of issues that hinder performance and we would like to share our experiences and findings in this knowledge base.”

HPC News Bytes for June 19, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include big boosts for Apache Spark, Containerization, and Lustre.

Mellanox Announces ConnectX-4 Lx 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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Today Mellanox announced its ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet adapter, delivering optimal cost-performance and scalable connectivity for Cloud, Web 2.0 and storage platforms. As the first adapter designed to serve as a direct replacement for commonly deployed 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, the ConnectX-4 Lx allows businesses to migrate to higher-performance technology as their bandwidth requirements increase without demanding an infrastructure overhaul or added operating expense.

Mellanox Spectrum: World’s First 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet Switch

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Today Mellanox announced the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Open Ethernet-based, non-blocking switch. Spectrum, the next generation of its Open Ethernet-based switch IC, overcomes current data center challenges by providing a highly flexible and scalable solution that allows businesses to deploy the hardware-software combinations best suited to meet their unique needs. With Spectrum, Mellanox is the first to offer end-to-end 10/25/40/50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Chelsio Adds Support for GPUDirect RDMA

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Today Chelsio Communications announced that its T5 iWARP RDMA over Ethernet adapters now fully support NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology.

Ciena Builds Advanced Network for NOAA Environmental Research

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Today Ciena announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is building a private optical network powered by the company’s converged packet optical platforms. As part of its ongoing mission to connect researchers to the data and resources needed to advance environmental science, the new 100G network will connect four geographically dispersed facilities in the Washington, D.C. metro area