HPC-X provides complete communication libraries to support MPI, SHMEM and PGAS programming languages, as well as performance accelerators that take advantage of Mellanox's scalable interconnect solutions. HPC-X provides support for other interconnect solutions as well, based on the Ethernet and InfiniBand standards.
HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit components and accelerators include:
"HPC-X enables you to rapidly deploy and deliver maximum application performance without the complexity and costs of licensed third-party tools and libraries", stated Scot Schultz, director of HPC and technical computing at Mellanox. "Users can now solve their most complex problems in reduced time and scale their solutions more efficiently."
The benefits of HPC-X can easily be seen even at lower node counts compared to running with a standard version of Open MPI. OpenFOAM, a popular open-source computational fluid dynamics code used by both commercial and academic organisations, demonstrated a 58 percent productivity boost with HPC-X at just 16 nodes. LS-DYNA, a popular commercial general-purpose finite element programme used by industry leaders in automotive and aerospace to analyze complex vehicle designs, demonstrated improved scalability and 76 percent improved productivity with HPC-X at only 32 nodes. The effects that HPC-X will demonstrate can be even greater with larger scale system deployments.