KTH in Sweden Moves to EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand

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2392063474_7bddae5d8b_b1-625x469Today Mellanox announced its EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have been selected by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for use in their PDC Center for High Performance Computing. Mellanox’s robust and flexible EDR InfiniBand solution offers higher interconnect speed, lower latency and smart accelerations to maximize efficiency and will enable the PDC Center to achieve world-leading data center performance across a variety of applications, including advanced modeling for climate changes, brain functions and protein-drug interactions.

The PDC Center trusts Mellanox’s EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand technology to deliver the performance levels needed for the institute to remain one of the top research facilities in the world,” said Daniel Ahlin, technical director at the PDC Center. “Incorporating Mellanox’s latest technology ensures that PDC will continue to provide top-level and consistent performance for our researchers throughout the system’s lifetime.”

The PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides HPC services to Swedish academia as part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), as well as internationally via the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) infrastructure. Those services include supercomputing and storage resources plus assistance from a range of application experts.

The PDC Center is the latest deployment of Mellanox EDR InfiniBand technology to validate the expanding global adoption of this high-performance interconnect solution. The increasing use of InfiniBand technology was first illustrated in the TOP500 Supercomputers List in June 2015 with more than 50 percent of those included utilizing InfiniBand.

Mellanox understands the critical role high-performance computing plays in today’s academic research communities,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The performance leadership of Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions, combined with the flexibility to program and innovate through them, enable the PDC Center to make new life-changing discoveries through simulation and modeling. Here at Mellanox we are big proponents of innovation and we look forward to supporting more institutes, like the PDC Center, as the global demand for high speed interconnect technology continues to grow.”

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