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A New Direction in HPC System Fabric: Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture


In this special guest feature, John Kirkley writes that Intel is using its new Omni-Path Architecture as a foundation for supercomputing systems that will scale to 200 Petaflops and beyond. “With its ability to scale to tens and eventually hundreds of thousands of nodes, the Intel Omni-Path Architecture is designed for tomorrow’s HPC workloads. The platform has its sights set squarely on Exascale performance while supporting more modest, but still demanding, future HPC implementations.”

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Gains Momentum


Today Mellanox announced the growing industry-wide adoption of its end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions.

Mellanox EDR IB to Power 1.8 Petaflop Jureca System at Jülich


Today Mellanox announced that the Jülich Supercomputing Centre has selected the company’s EDR 100Gb/s solution to accelerate its new large-scale supercomputer. Called JURECA, the new 1.8 Petaflop system will be developed T-Platforms and ParTec to include Mellanox’s end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s solutions, consisting of ConnectX-4 adapters, Switch-IB switch systems, LinkX cables, and HPC-X software.

Mellanox to Host Special Events at ISC 2015


The countdown to ISC 2015 continues with news that Mellanox will host a set of special events at the conference.

New OpenPOWER Acceleration Center Opens in France

Europe’s second POWER Acceleration and Design Center is located at the IBM Client Center in Montpellier, France where developers can get hands-on, technical assistance for creating OpenPOWER-based high performance computing apps.

Today IBM announced the establishment of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France. Launched in collaboration with Nvidia and Mellanox, the new center will advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial, and commercial applications.

HPC News Bytes for Friday, June 26


While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include new benchmarks for 100GB Ethernet, the Open MPI roadmap, and Docker containers.

Mellanox Benchmarks Ceph on 100Gb Ethernet


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


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


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


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