As one of the leading supercomputing centres for academic research, RIIT at Kyushu University provides high-performance computing resources for study in fluid dynamic analysis, molecular science and other scientific disciplines across Japan. The new supercomputer will address the growing computational needs, and be able to support data-science applications as well.
"For the past five years, RIIT has been using Mellanox InfiniBand solutions for our high-performance computing systems", stated Takeshi Nanri, Associate Professor, RIIT of Kyushu University. "Because of the superior performance and stability, we have great confidence in Mellanox's InfiniBand solution to power our upcoming supercomputing platform. The 100G InfiniBand EDR solution assists us to migrate to the in-network-computing architecture, which enables faster data analysis and the highest system efficiency of our applications."
The Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions enable in-network computing through smart offload engines, including the SHARP, Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol technology. This technology analyzes data as it being transferred within the network so that a large portion of its burden is offloaded from the communication layers into the network hardware. This results in an order of magnitude applications performance improvement.
"We are delighted to work with the university and Fujitsu to deliver the most advanced supercomputing platform", stated Gilad Shainer, vice president of Marketing at Mellanox. "Our EDR InfiniBand solutions provide the highest performance and scalability due to the smart offloading architecture. Furthermore, as a standard technology, InfiniBand ensures backward and forward compatibility, which protects the university investment and provides them with the best return on investment."