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Mellanox Rocks the TOP500 with HDR InfiniBand at SC19

In this video, Gilad Shainer from Mellanox describes the company’s dominating  results on the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. “At SC19, Mellanox announced that 200 gigabit per second HDR InfiniBand accelerates 31% of the new 2019 InfiniBand systems on November’s TOP500 supercomputing list, demonstrating market demand for faster data speeds and smart interconnect technologies. Moreover, HDR InfiniBand connects the fastest TOP500 supercomputer built in 2019.”

Innovium High Performance Networking Solutions Move Big Data at SC19

Innovium is showcasing their TERALYNX-based high performance switches SC19 this week. These switches deliver the industry’s highest performance, lowest latency, and highest port radix with flexibility for 10G – 400G connectivity and breakthrough telemetry using Innovium’s programmable TERALYNX switch silicon.

GigaIO Optimizes FabreX Architecture with GPU Sharing and Composition Technology

Today GigaIO announced the FabreX implementation of GPU Direct RDMA (GDR) technology, accelerating communication for GPU storage devices with the industry’s highest throughput and lowest latency. “It is imperative for the supercomputing community to have a system architecture that can handle the compute-intensive workloads being deployed today,” says Alan Benjamin, CEO of GigaIO. “Our team has created that solution with FabreX, which offers unparalleled composability and the lowest hardware latency on the market. Moreover, incorporating GDR technology only enhances the fabric’s cutting-edge capabilities – delivering accelerated performance and increased scalability for truly effortless composing. Combining our new GDR support with our previously announced NVMe-oF capabilities, we are excited to bring real composition without compromise to our customers.”

Video: NVIDIA Magnum IO Moves Big Data Faster than Previously Possible

Today NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA Magnum IO, a suite of software to help data scientists and AI and high performance computing researchers process massive amounts of data in minutes, rather than hours. “Optimized to eliminate storage and input/output bottlenecks, Magnum IO delivers up to 20x faster data processing for multi-server, multi-GPU computing nodes when working with massive datasets to carry out complex financial analysis, climate modeling and other HPC workloads.”

Mellanox LongReach Appliance Extends InfiniBand Connectivity up to 40 Kilometers

Today Mellanox introduced the Mellanox Quantum LongReach series of long-distance InfiniBand switches. Mellanox Quantum LongReach systems provide the ability to seamlessly connect remote InfiniBand data centers together, or to provide high-speed and full RDMA (remote direct memory access) connectivity between remote compute and storage infrastructures. Based on the 200 gigabit HDR Mellanox Quantum InfiniBand switch, the LongReach solution provides up to two long-reach InfiniBand ports and eight local InfiniBand ports. The long reach ports can deliver up to 100Gb/s data throughput for distances of 10 and 40 kilometers.

Mellanox Announces HDR InfiniBand-to-Ethernet Gateway Appliance for High Performance Data Centers

Today Mellanox introduced Mellanox Skyway, a 200 gigabit HDR InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway appliance. Mellanox Skyway enables a scalable and efficient way to connect the high-performance, low-latency InfiniBand data center to external Ethernet infrastructures or connectivity. Mellanox Skyway is the next generation of the existing 56 gigabit FDR InfiniBand to 40 gigabit Ethernet gateway system, deployed in multiple data centers around the world.

GPU-Powered Turbocharger coming to JUWELS Supercomputer at Jülich

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre is adding a high-powered booster module to their JUWELS supercomputer. Designed in cooperation with Atos, ParTec, Mellanox, and NVIDIA, the booster module is equipped with several thousand GPUs designed for extreme computing power and artificial intelligence tasks. “With the launch of the booster in 2020, the computing power of JUWELS will be increased from currently 12 to over 70 petaflops.”

Call for Sessions: OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop in March

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has published a Call for Sessions for its 16th annual OFA Workshop. “The OFA Workshop 2020 Call for Sessions encourages industry experts and thought leaders to help shape this year’s discussions by presenting or leading discussions on critical high-performance networking issues. Session proposals are being solicited in any area related to high performance networks and networking software, with a special emphasis on the topics for this year’s Workshop. In keeping with the Workshop’s emphasis on collaboration, proposals for Birds of a Feather sessions and panels are particularly encouraged.”

Epic HPC Road Trip stops at NERSC for a look at Big Network and Storage Challenges

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at NERSC. “NERSC is unusual in that they receive more data than they send out. Client agencies process their raw data on NERSC systems and then export the results to their own organizations. This puts a lot of pressure on storage and network I/O, making them top priority at NERSC.”

Production Trial Shows Global Science Possible with CAE-1 100Gbps link

In early November, A*CRC, ICM, and Zettar conducted a production trial over the newly built Collaboration Asia Europe-1 (CAE-1) 100Gbps link connecting Europe and Singapore. “The project has established a historical first,” said Zettar CEO Chin Fang. “For the first time over the newly built CAE-1 link, with a production setup at ICM end, it has shown that moving data at great speed and scale between Poland (and thus Eastern Europe) and Singapore is a reality. Furthermore, although the project was initiated only in mid-October, all goals have been reached and a few new grounds have also been broken as well. It is also a true international collaboration.”