Bull selects Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand technology for next generation blade system

13 Jul 2015 Frankfurt - Bull utilizes Mellanox's EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand for its bullx B700 Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC) blade system. The bullx B700 DLC blade system is designed for demanding, high-throughput data centre workloads, including HPC, Cloud and Big Data applications. Leveraging a revolutionary direct liquid cooling system, Mellanox's ConnectX-4 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand LOM design and Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand blade switch, the bullx B700 delivers high-performance, low latency, improved system efficiency and application offloads.

"Organisations require more and more performance as their data sets grow; however, adding more blades and racks traditionally means adding more operational expense, making scaling cumbersome and costly", stated Pascal Barbolosi, vice president/head of extreme computing, Atos Big Data & Security. "Our bullx B700 DLC with Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand technology ensures that tremendous performance levels are achieved while reducing energy consumption by up to one third of other offerings, enabling sustainable data centre growth as computing requirements increase."

"Previously, architecting a large-scale, high-performance data center that can handle more data and provide real-time insights was out of reach for many organisations due to dramatically increasing operational expenses", stated Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox's EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions complement Bull's unique direct liquid cooling approach by enabling far more throughput to be packed into a smaller footprint allowing for higher efficiencies."
Source: Mellanox