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Primeur weekly 2017-03-13

Focus

Health-RI initiative to federate medical metadata across nationwide infrastructure ...

Crowd computing

Berkeley Lab supercomputer centre contributes to Planet Nine-seeking citizen science project ...

Major French bank now supporting humanitarian research through IBM's World Community Grid ...

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 enables AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Addressing the gender gap in the UK HPC community ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright Cluster Manager to Fox Chase Cancer Center ...

Hardware

E4 Computer Engineering and Wistron Corporation introduce new energy-efficient OCP platform based on IBM POWER CPUs coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink ...

Fujitsu in plans for RIKEN AIP-FUJITSU Collaboration Center ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Atos, beats worldwide performance record ...

Mellanox enables industry's first PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER-based Rackspace OCP server with 100Gb/s connectivity ...

Mellanox announces industry-leading OCP-based ConnectX-5 adapters for Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor-based platforms ...

Supermicro's Silicon Valley state-of-the-art server and storage manufacturing facilities go green ...

AMD previews "Naples" high-performance server processor and prepares to return innovation and choice to the data centre in Q2 2017 ...

Applications

iRODS Consortium welcomes Intel as newest member ...

SDSC achieves record performance in seismic simulations with Intel ...

UC San Diego to develop cyberinfrastructure for NASA's ICESat-2 data ...

IBM and Salesforce announce landmark global strategic partnership ...

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites ...

Munich Leukemia Laboratory selects IBM Watson and Illumina for research collaboration to advance diagnostics and develop personalized treatment tools for leukemia & lymphoma ...

IBM researchers store data on world's smallest magnet - a single atom ...

IBM breaks industry record for conversational speech recognition by extending deep learning technologies ...

Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the future ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI Cloud computing with launch of industry-standard hyperscale GPU accelerator ...

Mellanox to showcase Cloud infrastructure efficiency with production-ready SONiC over Spectrum open Ethernet switches ...

AMD collaborates with Microsoft to advance open source Cloud hardware ...

Mellanox to showcase Cloud infrastructure efficiency with production-ready SONiC over Spectrum open Ethernet switches

8 Mar 2017 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, will work with Microsoft to showcase the Open Networking solution with its flagship Open Compute Project (OCP) compatible Spectrum Ethernet Switches running production-ready networking operating system based on Microsoft's Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) at 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gb/s speed. This combined solution demonstrates continued momentum behind the Open Ethernet initiative, as highlighted by interoperability, high availability, operational simplicity, and end-to-end efficient data movement based on Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE).

Mellanox has been an active contributor to OCP since the inception of the project, with key innovations in host networking solutions supporting the widest range of OCP server platforms, and open networking initiatives such as Microsoft's Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) and SONiC. Through collaboration with Microsoft and other open networking equipment vendors, Mellanox has helped to enhance these open Cloud networking software and API/SDK's, readying them for deployment in production networks.

In addition, Mellanox has worked with Microsoft to demonstrate the key role that high-performance networking plays in improving total Cloud infrastructure efficiency. In a demo led by Mellanox and with participation from Microsoft, faster and higher efficiency data movement leveraging RoCE is shown to significantly enhance storage access and applications such as virtual machine Live Migration. The high throughput, low and consistent latency, and innovative congestion management implementation of Mellanox Spectrum Ethernet switch have made it the best choice for supporting highly-efficient RoCE-based deployments.

"Open Ethernet has been a Mellanox vision that is well-aligned with our hyperscale customers and partners, and we have invested significant resources to make it come to fruition", stated Amir Prescher, senior vice president of business development and general manager of the interconnect business, Mellanox Technologies. "As a key switch platform interoperable with SONiC, the Mellanox Spectrum stands out due to its outstanding performance and predictability, and the higher total infrastructure efficiency it enables by having the best end-to-end support of RoCE."

"Through open collaboration with Mellanox and other contributors to the SONiC open source project, we've helped enhance the scale, stability and usability of this Cloud networking software stack", stated Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corp. "We are pleased to see production deployment of a switch operating system based on SONiC powering Microsoft infrastructure and we look forward to a broader footprint of SONiC within Microsoft."
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-03-13

Focus

Health-RI initiative to federate medical metadata across nationwide infrastructure ...

Crowd computing

Berkeley Lab supercomputer centre contributes to Planet Nine-seeking citizen science project ...

Major French bank now supporting humanitarian research through IBM's World Community Grid ...

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 enables AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Addressing the gender gap in the UK HPC community ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright Cluster Manager to Fox Chase Cancer Center ...

Hardware

E4 Computer Engineering and Wistron Corporation introduce new energy-efficient OCP platform based on IBM POWER CPUs coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink ...

Fujitsu in plans for RIKEN AIP-FUJITSU Collaboration Center ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Atos, beats worldwide performance record ...

Mellanox enables industry's first PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER-based Rackspace OCP server with 100Gb/s connectivity ...

Mellanox announces industry-leading OCP-based ConnectX-5 adapters for Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor-based platforms ...

Supermicro's Silicon Valley state-of-the-art server and storage manufacturing facilities go green ...

AMD previews "Naples" high-performance server processor and prepares to return innovation and choice to the data centre in Q2 2017 ...

Applications

iRODS Consortium welcomes Intel as newest member ...

SDSC achieves record performance in seismic simulations with Intel ...

UC San Diego to develop cyberinfrastructure for NASA's ICESat-2 data ...

IBM and Salesforce announce landmark global strategic partnership ...

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites ...

Munich Leukemia Laboratory selects IBM Watson and Illumina for research collaboration to advance diagnostics and develop personalized treatment tools for leukemia & lymphoma ...

IBM researchers store data on world's smallest magnet - a single atom ...

IBM breaks industry record for conversational speech recognition by extending deep learning technologies ...

Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the future ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI Cloud computing with launch of industry-standard hyperscale GPU accelerator ...

Mellanox to showcase Cloud infrastructure efficiency with production-ready SONiC over Spectrum open Ethernet switches ...

AMD collaborates with Microsoft to advance open source Cloud hardware ...