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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 […]

Avago to Sell LSI’s Axxia Networking Business to Intel

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This week Avago Technologies announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Intel to acquire LSI’s Axxia Networking Business and related assets for $650 million in cash.

NEC to Build 60 Terabit/sec Trans-Pacific Cable System

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This week a consortium of six global companies announced that they have signed commercial agreements to build and operate a new Trans-Pacific cable system to be called “FASTER” with NEC Corporation as the system supplier.

Penguin Computing Updates Arctica Open Network Switches

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Today Penguin Computing announced it’s new line Arctica open network switches.

Fujitsu Targets 100 Petaflop Supercomputers with SPARC64XIfx

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Over at Computerworld, Agam Shah writes that Fujitsu is targeting 100-petaflop supercomputers with its next-generation SPARC64 XIfx chip. In combination with the company’s 12.5 Gbyte/sec Tofu 2 interconnect, the new chip will also feature fabric integration for CPU-to-CPU communications.