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HPC People on the Move: May Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton

Dr. Lewey Anton reports on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in HPC. In this edition, Sumit Gupta leaves Nvidia for a new post as VP of HPC & OpenPOWER Operations at IBM.

Alternatives to x86: Future Processing Technologies

Robert Roe

In the second article in his series on future hardware for HPC, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World looks at alternatives to the x86, including server on a chip and OpenPower.

Video: HPC Solution Stack on OpenPOWER

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“This demo will show the capability of IBM OpenPOWER that can be the foundation of the complicated High Performance Computing complete solution. From the HPC cluster deployment, job scheduling, system management, application management to the science computing workloads on top of them, all these components can be well constructed on top of IBM OpenPOWER platform with good usability and performance. Also this demo shows the simplicity of migrating a complete x86 based HPC stack to the OpenPOWER platform.”

Video: The Future of Interconnect with OpenPOWER

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“ConnectX-4 EDR 100Gb/s with CAPI support tightly integrates with the POWER CPU at the local bus level and provides faster access between the POWER CPU and the network device. We will discuss the latest interconnect advancements that maximize application performance and scalability on OpenPOWER architecture, including enhanced flexible connectivity with the latest Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro Programmable Network Adapter.”

Video: Soft RoCE Drivers

liran

Soft-RoCE is the software implementation of the RoCE standard and compatible with any standard Ethernet networks.

Purdue to Build Rice Supercomputer in a Single Day

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Today Purdue University announced that staff and volunteers will build it’s newest HPC cluster in a single day. The “Install Day” event will take place May 8.

Video: Multipath RDMA

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The main motivation for Multipath RDMA is to support three types of features: Failovers and High Availability Support, Bandwidth Aggregation, and L3 datacenter support.

High Throughput Data Acquisition at the CMS experiment at CERN

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“The CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN underwent a replacement of its data acquisition network to be able to process the increased data rate expected in the coming years. We will present the architecture of the system and discuss the design of its layers which are based on Infiniband as well as 10 and 40 GBit/s Ethernet.”

Video: Adaptive Routing for Scalable Topologies

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“Adaptive Routing has been added to the static routing capability available in previous switch families. InfiniBand supports moving traffic via multiple parallel paths. Adaptive routing dynamically and automatically re-routes traffic to alleviate congested ports. In networks where traffic patterns are more predictable, static routing has been shown to produce superior results. The InfiniScale IV architecture provides the best of both static and adaptive routing.”

Mellanox Demonstrates Next-Gen 100Gb/s LinkX Cables & Silicon Photonics Transceivers

Mellanox

Today Mellanox introduced three new LinkX 100Gb/s solutions with a live demonstration at the OFC 2015 Conference (Booth 2419).