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Primeur weekly 2020-05-18

Focus

SiPearl's chip will be a platform open to other start-ups to develop accelerators for - An interview with Philippe Notton from SiPearl ...

Exascale supercomputing

Atos launches first supercomputer equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU ...

Quantum computing

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center "Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg" ...

ADVA brings post-quantum security to packet networks ...

Atos delivers its Quantum Learning Machine to Japan ...

Machine learning cracks quantum chemistry conundrum ...

Making quantum 'waves' in ultrathin materials ...

Seeqc UK awarded GBP 1,8 million in grants to advance quantum computing initiatives ...

Rising investments in quantum technology to boost market growth ...

Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture ...

Middleware

Mentor Graphics and the University of Basel join the OpenMP effort ...

Hardware

NVIDIA's new Ampere data centre GPU in full production ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology procures new supercomputer ...

DDN announces A3I suppport for NVIDIA DGX A100 ...

Yvonne Walker recognized as one of CRN's 2020 Women of the Channel ...

Supermicro expands portfolio with fully integrated NVIDIA A100 GPU-powered systems delivering 5 Petaflop/s of AI performance in a single 4U server ...

Artificial synapses on design ...

Light, fantastic: the path ahead for faster, smaller computer processors ...

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) and Gen-Z Consortium announce MoU agreement ...

Tachyum achieves 90 percent of silicon laid for its Prodigy Universal Processor ...

Intel Capital invests $132 million in 11 disruptive technology start-ups ...

Inspur releases five new AI servers powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs ...

Research and Markets issues Global High-Performance Computing as a Service Market Analysis and Industry Forecasts to 2026 ...

Asperitas and maincubes partner to deliver immersion cooling solutions in dedicated colocation suites ...

Delivery of supercomputer Fugaku completed ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help advance electrochemical reaction research ...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy ...

GCS centres support research to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic ...

NIST scientists create new recipe for single-atom transistors ...

ACM service awards recognize leaders who strengthen the computing community ...

New research launched on airborne virus transmission in buildings ...

Seeing the universe through new lenses ...

Liqid delivers industry's fastest single-socket server ...

National Science Foundation grant backs funcX: A smart, automated delegator for computational research ...

Educating the next generation of supercomputer users with Blue Waters ...

The Cloud

Innovium introduces TERALYNX 8, world's highest performance programmable switch for data centre networks with 25,6 Tbps throughput and support for 112 Gbps SerDes I/O ...

Wiwynn unveils standalone rack-level liquid cooling solution for OCP ORV3 at 2020 OCP Virtual Summit ...

Crowd Machine Platform is powered by Oracle Cloud and now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...

Innovium introduces TERALYNX 8, world's highest performance programmable switch for data centre networks with 25,6 Tbps throughput and support for 112 Gbps SerDes I/O


11 May 2020 San Jose - Innovium Inc., a provider of networking switch solutions for Cloud and edge data centres, has launched TERALYNX 8, the industry's most advanced 25,6 Tbps programmable switch silicon with support for 112G PAM4 SerDes I/O. It enables customers to build highly compact, highest port-density single-chip switches for 100G to 800G configurations, including 1RU, 32 x 800G switch. Built using proven TERALYNX architecture that is powering the biggest cloud provider networks, TERALYNX 8 delivers the largest on-chip buffers, lowest-latency, unmatched FLASHLIGHT v3 telemetry and market-leading power efficiency. TERALYNX 8, along with TERALYNX 7 and TERALYNX 5, is the industry's first and only complete data centre product family that delivers a single scalable architecture with consistent feature-set and PAM4 connectivity for all switch and router requirements with bandwidth ranging from 1 Tbps to 25,6 Tbps.

Adoption of Cloud computing has continued to grow rapidly as customers benefit from efficiency, scalability, business continuity and cost savings. The coronavirus pandemic and social distancing requirements are further driving a massive systemic shift towards Cloud-based operations for retail transactions, remote work and video. According to IDC, data is growing exponentially and is increasingly being stored, processed and analyzed in the Cloud. Additionally, upcoming 5G and IoT deployments with up to 100x bandwidth per unit area, along with mega-scale AI / ML models will dramatically increase demand for higher scale networks and bandwidth. Cloud operators are looking to scale their data centre networks using higher performance, higher radix and low-latency switches, while significantly reducing cost and power per bit.

Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst from 650 Group stated: "As a leader in high performance merchant switch silicon, Innovium has become an established, credible option for silicon diversity with over 20% market share in 50G switch SerDes shipments world-wide in 2019. Given the current global condition, Cloud customers are hungry for higher network bandwidth and looking at 112G SerDes based solutions. With the introduction of its 25.6Tbp TERALYNX 8 switch silicon, based upon a proven architecture and 112G SerDes, Innovium is well positioned to continue its market momentum."

Brad Casemore, Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks from IDC stated: "As enterprises continue to migrate business-critical workloads to Clouds, and as consumers continue to flock to rich Cloud services, the demand for robust network performance and greater scalability intensifies in Cloud environments. Innovium's 25,6Tbps TERALYNX 8 Ethernet switch silicon, with its large on-chip buffers and low latency, is well placed to meet the exacting requirements of both fast-growing Cloud data centres, which are tackling increasingly sophisticated AI workloads, and cloud edge environments, which are integral to emerging 5G use cases."

Bob Wheeler, Principal Analyst from the Linley Group stated: "12,8Tbps switches with 100G/400G connectivity are being deployed in production today, but customers need higher scale networking solutions to address the rapid growth in bandwidth. Innovium is providing a powerful next generation solution to address this need with TERALYNX 8, a 25,6Tbps programmable switch chip based on its consistent architecture already deployed by Cloud customers."

Innovium is powering major deployment ramps at several hyperscale data center customers with its production-released TERALYNX 7 12,8T switch silicon. Leveraging the same proven TERALYNX architecture, Innovium is introducing TERALYNX 8 to provide the next level of scalability these data centers need to keep up with the massive growth being experienced by them. Customers can build a range of highest radix 100/200/400/800G switches with the lowest power and latency using TERALYNX 8.

TERALYNX 8 family highlights include the following:

1. Robust 112G SerDes IO with best economics for next-generation switches

  • Up to 256 long-reach (LR) 112G PAM4 SerDes to enable switch configurations such as 32 x 800G, 64 x 400G, 128 x 200 and 256 x 100G
  • Enables industry's most compact 32 x 800G (25.6 Tbps) switch in 1RU form factor
  • Enables a range of connectivity options, including 10/25/50/100/200/400 GbE

2. TERASCALE fabric delivers industry's most scalable interconnect with lowest latency

  • Range of pin-compatible SKU options, including 25.6 Tbps, 12.8 Tbps and 8Tbps
  • Largest on-chip buffer of 170 MB for a data-center switch
  • Highest radix with 256 ports to help flatten network tiers

3. INNOFLEX programmable forwarding pipeline offers unmatched flexibility and feature-set

  • No-compromises programmability to support new protocols without impact to throughput, latency or power
  • Enhanced forwarding and ACL table scales
  • Robust RoCE, PFC and rich QoS necessary for distributed storage, HPC and AI applications

4. FLASHLIGHT v3 telemetry and analytics solves toughest troubleshooting problems

  • Hardware driven in-band and streaming telemetry available at line-rate
  • Additional innovations for deep analytics correlated to applications
  • Unique predictive and actionable information versus reactive data overload seen in alternative switch providers

5. Industry's most scalable and fully compatible product line from 1 to 25,6T

  • Full SW and architecture compatibility with TERALYNX 5 & TERALYNX 7

6. Delivers leading edge, proven and ultra-efficient technologies

  • Designed in a single 7nm die to deliver industry-leading performance per watt/$
  • Integrated multiple, high performance ARM CPU cores
  • Uses proven FCBGA package for highly robust system designs and faster time to market

"We are excited to see several top Cloud customers deploying our industry-leading TERALYNX 7 based switches. They are experiencing tremendous growth from workloads such as AI, HPC and dis-aggregated storage and looking for significantly higher networking performance", stated Rajiv Khemani, CEO and Co-Founder of Innovium Inc. "Leveraging our modern, ultra-efficient TERALYNX architecture, we are pleased to launch TERALYNX 8 that addresses critical requirements of performance, latency, analytics and quality for next generation data-centre networks."

TERALYNX 8 is supported by a modern, production proven Software Development Kit (SDK) designed from the ground up and fully compatible with the TERALYNX 5 & 7 families. TERALYNX switch products are supported by a range of OEM, Hyperscale and open source network operating systems including the popular SONiC/SAI. A range of platform solutions are available via OEM solution partners as well as many top ODM white box vendors enabling rapid time-to-market. Additionally, Innovium has been partnering with the leading optics, DAC, ACC, and test equipment partners to ensure interoperability.

Samples of TERALYNX 8 switch silicon and reference systems will be available in 2H 2020. Design collateral is available now for early-access customers and partners.

Innovium is receiving extensive industry support for its solutions from market leading companies including Amphenol ICC, Applied Optoelectronics, Credo, Eoptolink, Innolight Technology, Inphi, LinkedIn, Luxshare-ICT, MaxLinear Inc, Microsoft, Molex, Source Photonics, Spirent Communications, TE Connectivity and Xilinx.

Source: Innovium

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-05-18

Focus

SiPearl's chip will be a platform open to other start-ups to develop accelerators for - An interview with Philippe Notton from SiPearl ...

Exascale supercomputing

Atos launches first supercomputer equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU ...

Quantum computing

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center "Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg" ...

ADVA brings post-quantum security to packet networks ...

Atos delivers its Quantum Learning Machine to Japan ...

Machine learning cracks quantum chemistry conundrum ...

Making quantum 'waves' in ultrathin materials ...

Seeqc UK awarded GBP 1,8 million in grants to advance quantum computing initiatives ...

Rising investments in quantum technology to boost market growth ...

Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture ...

Middleware

Mentor Graphics and the University of Basel join the OpenMP effort ...

Hardware

NVIDIA's new Ampere data centre GPU in full production ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology procures new supercomputer ...

DDN announces A3I suppport for NVIDIA DGX A100 ...

Yvonne Walker recognized as one of CRN's 2020 Women of the Channel ...

Supermicro expands portfolio with fully integrated NVIDIA A100 GPU-powered systems delivering 5 Petaflop/s of AI performance in a single 4U server ...

Artificial synapses on design ...

Light, fantastic: the path ahead for faster, smaller computer processors ...

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) and Gen-Z Consortium announce MoU agreement ...

Tachyum achieves 90 percent of silicon laid for its Prodigy Universal Processor ...

Intel Capital invests $132 million in 11 disruptive technology start-ups ...

Inspur releases five new AI servers powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs ...

Research and Markets issues Global High-Performance Computing as a Service Market Analysis and Industry Forecasts to 2026 ...

Asperitas and maincubes partner to deliver immersion cooling solutions in dedicated colocation suites ...

Delivery of supercomputer Fugaku completed ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help advance electrochemical reaction research ...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy ...

GCS centres support research to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic ...

NIST scientists create new recipe for single-atom transistors ...

ACM service awards recognize leaders who strengthen the computing community ...

New research launched on airborne virus transmission in buildings ...

Seeing the universe through new lenses ...

Liqid delivers industry's fastest single-socket server ...

National Science Foundation grant backs funcX: A smart, automated delegator for computational research ...

Educating the next generation of supercomputer users with Blue Waters ...

The Cloud

Innovium introduces TERALYNX 8, world's highest performance programmable switch for data centre networks with 25,6 Tbps throughput and support for 112 Gbps SerDes I/O ...

Wiwynn unveils standalone rack-level liquid cooling solution for OCP ORV3 at 2020 OCP Virtual Summit ...

Crowd Machine Platform is powered by Oracle Cloud and now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...