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Quantum computing

Atos delivers world's highest performing quantum simulator to Argonne National Laboratory  ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.4 at SC18 ...

Middleware

Spectra7 technology now available from 10Gtek  ...

ScaleMP to showcase broad product line-up and innovations at SC18 ...

OpenMP 5.0 is a major leap forward ...

Excelero announces support for Mellanox's BlueField, taking web-scale storage with NVMesh to a whole new level ...

Mellanox HDR InfiniBand solutions accelerate new supercomputer for advanced research computing at the University of Michigan ...

Hardware

Ciphertex debuts two new servers at Supercomputing'18 ...

TYAN highlights AMD EPYC processor-based HPC and storage server platforms at SC18 ...

Liqid delivers NVIDIA GPU supercomputer rack as it ramps innovation in bare-metal composable infrastructure ...

Liqid enables industry's first composable FPGA platform as it broadens composable infrastructure leadership ...

Applications

Mellanox and Los Alamos National Laboratory join forces to develop ultra-large scale mission-centric computing infrastructure ...

TOP500

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions accelerate the majority of TOP500 platforms on the November TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

Cray partners with Microsoft and Intel to deliver early-access programme for running mission-critical supercomputing workloads in Microsoft Azure ...

Univa accelerates enterprise migration of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

WekaIO and Univa partner to simplify the on-ramp of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

Company news

Atos launches new BullSequana hybrid supercomputer for AI-augmented simulation ...

Asetek Liquid Cooled Intel Compute Modules installed by Ace Computers in HPC cluster for U.S. Defense contractor ...

Asetek to showcase liquid cooling technology for AI and HPC at SC18 ...

Verne Global introduces Arm architecture via Marvell ThunderX2 processor-based servers to hpcDIRECT ...

Cray turbocharges AI model development with new algorithms and frameworks ...

Solarflare, Smart IOPS and Wistron showcase high performance NVMe over TCP storage appliance at Supercomputing 2018 ...

Latest version of Bright Cluster Manager deployed at Binghamton University by Data In Science Technologies ...

DDN unveils professional support for Lustre clients on Arm-based platforms ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor Ultra featuring PANFS 8, the industry's only plug-and-play portable parallel file system ...

Excelero announces support for Mellanox's BlueField, taking web-scale storage with NVMesh to a whole new level

13 Nov 2018 Dallas - At the SC18 conference, Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced that its NVMesh 2 software will support the BlueField dual-port 100Gb/s system-on-a-chip (SoC) and smart network interface card (SmartNIC) adapters from Mellanox. BlueField's record-setting NVMe over Fabrics IOPs and ultra low latency will add to the already impressive performance and cost-advantage that Excelero's NVMesh software delivers for today's most demanding applications, including high performance computing. Because computers using NVMesh on BlueField offload IO processing to the BlueField SmartNIC, they free CPU resources for other much needed processing tasks, achieving greater cost-efficiency.

In addition, since NVMesh software drivers reside on the BlueField SmartNIC, IT teams running NVMesh on BlueField platforms avoid the need to install client-side drivers - and get an OS-agnostic storage solution that runs automatically on any OS supporting NVMe, such as Windows, proprietary and non-standard Linux distributions, MacOS, VMware and other enterprise platforms.

As the high performance computing (HPC) community embraces NVMe Flash storage, the Excelero NVMesh/BlueField combination offers an industry-leading approach that delivers the near-instant response times of local NVMe that users crave, while benefitting from the efficiencies of centralized storage. The elimination of software driver complexity and wide OS platform support give HPC environments the same flexibility that IT leaders demand for web-scale applications.

The BlueField dual port 100Gb/s SoC solutions combine Mellanox's leading ConnectX-5 network acceleration technology with an array of high-performance 64-bit Arm A72 processor cores and a PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 switch. The BlueField SmartNIC adapters have demonstrated 7.5 million IOPS, with zero CPU utilization and under 3 microseconds of NVMe-oF latency - performance that is the perfect fit for NVMesh's design for enabling shared NVMe Flash at local performance.

"Mellanox's BlueField family of SmartNICs, storage controllers and systems-on-a-chip provide smart and scalable NVMe accelerations that are a great fit for HPC applications requiring superior efficiency and low total cost of ownership", stated Gilad Shainer, vice president of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Leveraging the advantages of BlueField, Excelero is poised to extend the value of software-defined block storage platforms, accelerating the next generations of high performance computing."

"Every IT manager needs smart ways to do more with the same resources, and BlueField along with NVMesh is an outstanding way to accomplish this for demanding web-scale applications", stated Yaniv Romem, CTO of Excelero. "We are delighted to be the first NVMe software-defined storage provider to support the Mellanox BlueField platform, and to continue our support for Mellanox's 100Gb/s solutions."

Excelero is presently testing BlueField SmartNIC configurations, with BlueField support planned in spring 2019 in the just-announced NVMesh 2.
Source: Excelero

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Primeur live 2018-11-14

Quantum computing

Atos delivers world's highest performing quantum simulator to Argonne National Laboratory  ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.4 at SC18 ...

Middleware

Spectra7 technology now available from 10Gtek  ...

ScaleMP to showcase broad product line-up and innovations at SC18 ...

OpenMP 5.0 is a major leap forward ...

Excelero announces support for Mellanox's BlueField, taking web-scale storage with NVMesh to a whole new level ...

Mellanox HDR InfiniBand solutions accelerate new supercomputer for advanced research computing at the University of Michigan ...

Hardware

Ciphertex debuts two new servers at Supercomputing'18 ...

TYAN highlights AMD EPYC processor-based HPC and storage server platforms at SC18 ...

Liqid delivers NVIDIA GPU supercomputer rack as it ramps innovation in bare-metal composable infrastructure ...

Liqid enables industry's first composable FPGA platform as it broadens composable infrastructure leadership ...

Applications

Mellanox and Los Alamos National Laboratory join forces to develop ultra-large scale mission-centric computing infrastructure ...

TOP500

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions accelerate the majority of TOP500 platforms on the November TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

Cray partners with Microsoft and Intel to deliver early-access programme for running mission-critical supercomputing workloads in Microsoft Azure ...

Univa accelerates enterprise migration of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

WekaIO and Univa partner to simplify the on-ramp of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

Company news

Atos launches new BullSequana hybrid supercomputer for AI-augmented simulation ...

Asetek Liquid Cooled Intel Compute Modules installed by Ace Computers in HPC cluster for U.S. Defense contractor ...

Asetek to showcase liquid cooling technology for AI and HPC at SC18 ...

Verne Global introduces Arm architecture via Marvell ThunderX2 processor-based servers to hpcDIRECT ...

Cray turbocharges AI model development with new algorithms and frameworks ...

Solarflare, Smart IOPS and Wistron showcase high performance NVMe over TCP storage appliance at Supercomputing 2018 ...

Latest version of Bright Cluster Manager deployed at Binghamton University by Data In Science Technologies ...

DDN unveils professional support for Lustre clients on Arm-based platforms ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor Ultra featuring PANFS 8, the industry's only plug-and-play portable parallel file system ...