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Primeur live 2014-06-24

Hardware

A*STAR Computational Resource Centre and Obsidian Strategics collaborate to create the Galaxy, a geographically distributed Supercomputer of Supercomputers ...

Applications

IDC announces first in-depth forecasts for worldwide HPC Big Data market ...

TOP500

InfiniBand leads TOP500 as most used interconnect technology for high-performance computing ...

The Grid

UberCloud announces technical computing marketplace and appstore ...

Univa Corporation and CPU 24/7 partners to provide integrated solution ...

Company news

AppliedMicro announces readiness of 64-bit ARM-based server SoC for high performance computing ...

APM & E4 launch EK003 family of high-performance, energy efficient servers for HPC data centres ...

CoolIT Systems announces Bronze Sponsorship and key presence at ISC14 in Germany ...

Intel re-architects the fundamental building block for high-performance computing ...

Echostreams is teaming up with CacheIO and Orange Silicon Valley to demonstrate 2 million tpmC Flash Storage at ISC2014 in Leipzig, Germany ...

Innovative processors, supercomputer-in-a-box, and Student Cluster Challenge at the ISC'14 Exhibition ...

T-Platforms to launch new A-Class supercomputer system ...

Mellanox introduces the world's first 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand switch ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions accelerate new HP Apollo family ...

Mellanox introduces HPC-X scalable software toolkit for high-performance computing platforms and applications ...

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions deliver performance and efficiency for AppliedMicro's X-Gene ARM-based server platform ...

InfiniBand leads TOP500 as most used interconnect technology for high-performance computing

23 Jun 2014 Leipzig - InfiniBand is the most deployed interconnect solution on the TOP500 list of supercomputers. The number of InfiniBand-based supercomputers increased 8.3 percent year-over-year to 222, representing 44.4 percent of the TOP500. Mellanox InfiniBand is the only Petascale-proven, standard interconnect solution, connecting 24 out of the 48 Petaflop capable systems on the list. Overall, the number of Mellanox FDR InfiniBand connected systems grew 1.9x from June 2013 to June 2014, connecting 127 systems, showing the increased demand for higher performance, scalability and efficiency.

Mellanox Connect-IB and ConnectX-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and SwitchX-2-based switch systems optimize server and storage performance and provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world's fastest supercomputers. The advanced offloads and accelerations within Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions enable the most performance-efficient systems on the TOP500 list with a record 99.8 percent system efficiency.

“We live in a world of data and moving data faster is essential for using data", stated Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. "Our leading FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions deliver the highest system utilization as well as accelerate the fastest InfiniBand systems on the new June 2014 TOP500 list. We look forward to further enable the most efficient compute and storage platforms for high-performance, cloud, Web 2.0, database, Big Data and storage applications."

Highlights of InfiniBand usage on the June 2014 TOP500 list include:

  • FDR InfiniBand is the fastest growing interconnect technology on the TOP500 with 127 systems, a 1.9x increase in the number of systems versus the June 2013 TOP500 list.
  • InfiniBand connects 50 percent of the world's most powerful Petaflop systems on the list.
  • Mellanox FDR InfiniBand provides the highest system utilization on the TOP500, achieving 99.8 percent system utilization.
  • InfiniBand enables 24 out of the 25 most efficient systems, and the top 17 most efficient systems.
  • InfiniBand accelerates 222 systems in the TOP500, 44.4 percent of the list.
  • InfiniBand is the most used interconnect in the TOP100 with 52 percent, in the TOP200 with 52 percent, in the TOP300 with 51 percent and in the TOP400 systems with 46.5 percent.
  • InfiniBand systems account for 2.2x the performance of Ethernet systems.
  • InfiniBand connects 3.5x the number of Cray based systems in the TOP100, 6.7x in TOP500.
  • Clusters continue to be the dominant system architecture with 85 percent of the TOP500 list.
  • Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand scalable HPC solutions accelerate 81 percent of the accelerator-based systems.
- Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect solutions present in the TOP500 are used by a diverse list of applications from large-scale, high-performance computing to commercial, technical computing, Cloud computing, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centres.
Source: Mellanox

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Primeur live 2014-06-24

Hardware

A*STAR Computational Resource Centre and Obsidian Strategics collaborate to create the Galaxy, a geographically distributed Supercomputer of Supercomputers ...

Applications

IDC announces first in-depth forecasts for worldwide HPC Big Data market ...

TOP500

InfiniBand leads TOP500 as most used interconnect technology for high-performance computing ...

The Grid

UberCloud announces technical computing marketplace and appstore ...

Univa Corporation and CPU 24/7 partners to provide integrated solution ...

Company news

AppliedMicro announces readiness of 64-bit ARM-based server SoC for high performance computing ...

APM & E4 launch EK003 family of high-performance, energy efficient servers for HPC data centres ...

CoolIT Systems announces Bronze Sponsorship and key presence at ISC14 in Germany ...

Intel re-architects the fundamental building block for high-performance computing ...

Echostreams is teaming up with CacheIO and Orange Silicon Valley to demonstrate 2 million tpmC Flash Storage at ISC2014 in Leipzig, Germany ...

Innovative processors, supercomputer-in-a-box, and Student Cluster Challenge at the ISC'14 Exhibition ...

T-Platforms to launch new A-Class supercomputer system ...

Mellanox introduces the world's first 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand switch ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions accelerate new HP Apollo family ...

Mellanox introduces HPC-X scalable software toolkit for high-performance computing platforms and applications ...

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions deliver performance and efficiency for AppliedMicro's X-Gene ARM-based server platform ...