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Mellanox Achieves World-Record ANSYS Performance

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Today Mellanox announced world-record performance for ANSYS Fluent 15.0.7, exceeding previous results submitted by more than 25 percent.

Obsidian Strategics and A*STAR CRC Launch InfiniCortex Initiative

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Today Obsidian Strategics and A*STAR in Singapore announced a worldwide collaboration that will result in a galaxy of supercomputers to open the door for global innovations in science, engineering and business.

An HPC Virtualization Update from VMware

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Over at the VMware CTO Office, Josh Simons writes that HPC efforts are stepping at the company with new staffing and some exciting InfiniBand performance improvements that could help make virtualization a widespread technology for high performance computing.

Dates Announced for 2015 HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference

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The 2015 HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference will take place on Feb. 2-3, 2015, at Stanford in California.

Mellanox InfiniBand Powers Top European HPC Centers

Today Mellanox announced that the National Supercomputer Centre at Linköping University (NSC Sweden) and Meteo France have selected the company’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions for mission critical, high-performance computing applications.

Video: Cluster Optimizations – How to Achieve Optimal Performance

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“To achieve good scalability performance on the HPC scientific applications typically involves good understanding of the workload though performing profile analysis, and comparing behaviors of using different hardware which pinpoint bottlenecks in different areas of the HPC cluster. In this session, a selection of HPC applications will be shown to demonstrate various methods of profiling and analysis to determine the bottleneck, and the effectiveness of the tuning to improve on the application performance.”

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.”

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

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“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.