HLRS Deploys NEC/QDR Cluster

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Voltaire Ltd, popular Infiniband vendor, has announced that the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart [HLRS] has deployed a new cluster based on their quad-data rate Infiniband interconnect technology.  The new Voltaire 40Gbps fabric was installed with their Unified Fabric Manager [UFM] via the NEC-based cluster.

We operate a dynamic, multi-tenant environment in which maximizing application performance and delivering highly efficient services to our end users – all while preserving power and space – is paramount to our success,” said Prof. Michael Resch, director, HLRS. “Voltaire’s 40 Gb/s InfiniBand and UFM(TM) software has delivered truly remarkable results enabling us to provide multiple, secure high performance services over the supercomputer’s consolidated infrastructure.”

As a whole, the NEC machine contains 700 nodes based on Intel Xeon X5560 [codenamed Nehalem] processors.  For more info, read the full release here.