Today the Ethernet Alliance unveiled its 2016 Ethernet Roadmap at OFC 2016. The roadmap highlights Ethernet’s breadth of speeds, current and next-generation modules and interfaces, PoE, and innovations like the OIF’s FlexEthernet, and offers an overview of existing and future modules including QSFP-DD, microQSFP, and OBO; interfaces; and nomenclature at speeds from 10 Mb/s to 400GbE.
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.
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.
Today Mellanox announced that Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has selected the company’s CloudX platform to provide the fabric for its new cloud data center.
Federal buyers of high performance networks got a boost this week with the announcement that Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions are now available through SYNNEX Corporation’s General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule.
“Converged Ethernet networks are now displacing dedicated compute, storage and data networks of the past in today’s HPC deployments. Top industry institutions; petroleum, human genome, finance and universities have partnered with Extreme Networks to solve their toughest HPC networking challenges.”
From the beginning, moving data fast has been the key mission of Mellanox. To learn more, we caught up with the company’s CTO, Michael Kagan in this special feature from the Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC13 in Denver.