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Primeur weekly 2017-02-27

Focus

Square Kilometre Array data crunching will require compute power beyond Moore's Law ...

Exascale supercomputing

ADIOS Version 1.11 moves I/O framework from research to production ...

Focus on Europe

Microsoft researcher tapped for opening keynote at ISC 2017 ...

Atos acquires zData, a premier consulting firm with unparalleled expertise in Big Data solutions ...

HPC5 consortium now registered as official Digital Hub with I4MS ...

Middleware

HPE and Red Hat join forces to give customers greater choice for NFV deployments ...

Hardware

Tokyo Tech supercomputer TSUBAME3.0 scheduled to start operating in summer 2017 ...

NASA saves energy and water with new modular supercomputing facility ...

Mellanox sets new DPDK performance record with ConnectX-5 ...

Mellanox introduces world-leading 6WIND-based router and IPsec Indigo platform at unmatched price/performance ...

Mellanox and ECI smash virtual CPE performance barriers with Indigo-based platform ...

ORNL director moving to new post at Battelle ...

DDN ranks no. 1 as HPC storage market leader and top supplier ...

National Science Foundation funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State ...

Applications

Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative expands to 24 members; IBM debuts Watson Imaging Clinical Review, the first cognitive imaging offering ...

3D-e-Chem team develops Virtual Machine for computer-aided drug discovery ...

IBM Research is training Watson to identify eye retina abnormalities ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 to issue Call for Applications ...

Learning how to fine-tune nanofabrication ...

Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development ...

New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species ...

Artificial intelligence in quantum systems, too ...

ExxonMobil sets record on NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer ...

The Cloud

eww ITandTEL implements high-performance Platform-as-a-Service environment with Red Hat technologies ...

Mellanox and ECI smash virtual CPE performance barriers with Indigo-based platform

27 Feb 2017 Barcelona - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, and ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network solutions, introduced an advanced virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) platform at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The advanced platform delivers industry-leading performance and efficiency, readying global communication service providers for cost-effective Network Function Virtualization (NFV) deployment. The joint solution is based on ECI's Mercury NFVi platform and uCPE solution accelerated by Mellanox's powerful Indigo network processor which is capable of over 400Gb/s of L2-L7 advanced packet processing. Compared to ordinary, un-accelerated platforms, the ECI-Mellanox joint solution demonstrates more than 30 times improved performance for virtual router, L4-L7 firewall, and L7 QoS network applications.

ECI's Mercury NFVi platform and uCPE solution converges multiple customer premises networking functions onto an elastic, software-configurable platform. Moreover, ECI's uCPE enables service providers to combine networking functions flexibly in innovative ways to create value-added service mixes. The sophisticated network processing capabilities of Mellanox Indigo are included as an integral part of the NFV Infrastructure to further enhance the performance of virtualized network functions, especially those in need of guaranteed throughput, packet rate, low latency and minimum jitter to achieve superior service-level agreements (SLA). Compared to ordinary platforms, the ECI-Mellanox joint solution can deliver agile service creation in a much more cost-effective fashion with enhanced total infrastructure efficiency, and reduced deployment footprint.

"NFV architectures hold great promise for service providers, offering the benefits of agility and elasticity of cloud-based virtual network functions", stated Hayim Porat, CTO at ECI. "However current NFV infrastructure offerings are not effective for carriers who are under pressure to both increase efficiencies and reduce costs. The ECI-Mellanox joint solution enables service providers to benefit from the flexibility of Cloud-based VNFs while taking advantage of price/performance efficiency that is superior to hardware appliances."

"Virtual CPE is an important NFV use case that can deliver significant operational cost savings as well as improved deployment agility", stated Dror Goldenberg vice president, software architecture, Mellanox Technologies. "As service providers move beyond the PoC phase and into production vCPE deployment, performance and efficiency are becoming top criteria during the evaluation phase of a solution. The Mellanox-ECI joint vCPE solution not only delivers the industry’s highest network application performance with optimized price-performance that enhances vCPE flexibility, efficiency and scalability but it also enables security/crypto acceleration such as IPSEC."

The platforms are being demonstrated in Barcelona, Spain, at the Mobile World Congress 2017, February 27 - March 3, 2017. ECI will also be hosting an events theater where customers can learn more about how ECI bridges the gap between current networking architecture and future networking needs.

Source: Mellanox

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Primeur weekly 2017-02-27

Focus

Square Kilometre Array data crunching will require compute power beyond Moore's Law ...

Exascale supercomputing

ADIOS Version 1.11 moves I/O framework from research to production ...

Focus on Europe

Microsoft researcher tapped for opening keynote at ISC 2017 ...

Atos acquires zData, a premier consulting firm with unparalleled expertise in Big Data solutions ...

HPC5 consortium now registered as official Digital Hub with I4MS ...

Middleware

HPE and Red Hat join forces to give customers greater choice for NFV deployments ...

Hardware

Tokyo Tech supercomputer TSUBAME3.0 scheduled to start operating in summer 2017 ...

NASA saves energy and water with new modular supercomputing facility ...

Mellanox sets new DPDK performance record with ConnectX-5 ...

Mellanox introduces world-leading 6WIND-based router and IPsec Indigo platform at unmatched price/performance ...

Mellanox and ECI smash virtual CPE performance barriers with Indigo-based platform ...

ORNL director moving to new post at Battelle ...

DDN ranks no. 1 as HPC storage market leader and top supplier ...

National Science Foundation funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State ...

Applications

Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative expands to 24 members; IBM debuts Watson Imaging Clinical Review, the first cognitive imaging offering ...

3D-e-Chem team develops Virtual Machine for computer-aided drug discovery ...

IBM Research is training Watson to identify eye retina abnormalities ...

Lorentz-eScience competition 2018 to issue Call for Applications ...

Learning how to fine-tune nanofabrication ...

Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development ...

New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species ...

Artificial intelligence in quantum systems, too ...

ExxonMobil sets record on NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer ...

The Cloud

eww ITandTEL implements high-performance Platform-as-a-Service environment with Red Hat technologies ...