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Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

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Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series

17 Jun 2011 Hamburg - Numascale, a provider of innovative technology for cost-effective shared memory and cluster computer systems, has provided support for their NumaConnect technology on new servers from IBM and Supermicro. Both servers use Socket G34, supporting the 8 or 12 core AMD Opteron Magny-Cours processors. This lays the foundation for an increased scalability in high-performance SMP systems using standard servers and NumaConnect SMP adapters.

The Supermicro 1042G-LTF is a 1U server with a combined HTX/PCIe slot allowing for high density, highly scalable systems. The NumaConnect SMP adapter card plugs in via an HTX riser-card and enables cache coherent shared memory across all servers in the system. The NumaChip on the SMP adapter combines a high-speed, low-latency 3D torus interconnect and a cache coherent memory controller which allows creating single systems with up to 256TB of shared memory.

With the assistance of IBM and our common partner Gridcore, Numascale has built a new version of the NumaConnect SMP adapter which plugs into PCIe and cables to a pick-up module to get cache coherent HyperTransport signals via one of the processor sockets. This solution significantly increases the number of servers which can be used with NumaConnect. The IBM System x3755 M3, a four-socket server in 2U footprint, is the first non-HTX platform where the new NumaConnect SMP adapter is supported.

At ISC'11 in Hamburg, Numascale is showcasing both the Supermicro- and the IBM-based solutions. In addition, they are demonstrating live a multi-node system interconnected with NumaConnect to form a cache coherent shared-memory NUMA system. With no OS or software changes, the system runs one single OS image with the total memory shared and available to all processors.

The idea behind Numascale and their NumaConnect SMP Adapters is to provide a way to build scalable SMP systems at more affordable cluster prices using commodity components. The unique, directory-based caching architecture in the NumaChip is designed as a level 4 on-card cache memory. This helps to reduce the amount of memory transfers needed between nodes, thus effectively increasing performance and scalability.
Source: Numascale

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...