Today Mellanox announced world-record performance on its ConnectX-4 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters.
CORAL (Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore National Labs) is a project that was launched in 2013 to develop the technology and meet the Department of Energy’s 2017-2018 leadership computing needs with supercomputers. The collaboration between Mellanox, IBM and NVIDIA was selected by the CORAL project team after a comprehensive evaluation of future technologies from a variety of vendors. The development of these supercomputers is well underway with installation expected in 2017.
In this video from SC14, Eyal Waldman from Mellanox announces that the company can now deliver end-to-end 100 Gigabit/sec InfiniBand. “The demand for more computing power, efficiency and scalability is constantly accelerating in the HPC, enterprise, cloud computing and Web 2.0 markets. To address these demands Mellanox provides complete end-to-end solutions (silicon, adapter cards, switch systems, cables and software) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet networking technologies.”
“The significance of the Coral announcement goes far beyond the specialism of high-performance computing (HPC) into enterprise computing, where the technologies being developed for HPC could transform this much wider and financially more important sector of the economy, according to the members of the winning partnership of IBM, Nvidia, and Mellanox. ‘There are game-changing elements to what we are doing,’ Ken King, general manger of OpenPower Alliances at IBM, told Scientific Computing World.”