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Primeur weekly 2016-06-27

Focus

Integration and co-design are key to reach capable exascale computing in the US ...

Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu ...

Exascale supercomputing

China's exascale supercomputer operational by 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Crete becomes the Silicon-Island of high technology research and development ...

Bright Computing is debuting in France and unveils plans for the TERATEC Forum ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to issue new OmpSs release 16.06 ...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts ...

Middleware

Jack Dongarra honoured with pair of prestigious supercomputing awards ...

Applications

McGill creates neuroscience research hub ...

Children's Mercy Kansas City accelerates major medical breakthroughs for critically ill children with powerful, scalable DDN storage ...

Real rocket science: How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn? ...

A better management of cerebrovascular accidents with supercomputing support ...

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health join forces to reimagine how diabetes is prevented and managed ...

Illinois researchers part of the collaboration identifying a second gravitational wave event ...

Supercomputer changing genetic medicine in Africa ...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin ...

IBM Watson Health showcases progress tackling diabetes at American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions ...

Medical imaging experts tap IBM and Watson to tackle cancer, diabetes, eye health, brain disease and heart disease ...

The Cloud

Mellanox enhances Cloud efficiency with 25Gb/s Ethernet connectivity ...

NetApp Flash accelerates Docker ecosystem with native storage integration ...

WorldQuant Ventures invests in Cycle Computing ...

NASA Johnson Space Center protects critical data with NetApp ...

JD.com and Mellanox join forces to drive e-commerce artificial intelligence ...

Local Motors debuts Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap the power of IBM Watson ...

VMware and IBM expand global Cloud partnership with desktop services ...

Mellanox enhances Cloud efficiency with 25Gb/s Ethernet connectivity

14 Jun 2016 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has made available Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. These adapters are now available on Dell PowerEdge servers. The new Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers, equipped with ConnectX-4 Lx 25Gb/s Ethernet adapters, deliver significant application efficiency advantages and cost savings for private and hybrid Clouds running demanding big data, Web 2.0, Cloud, analytics, and storage workloads.

"We are pleased to offer Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx based 10/25 Gb/s Ethernet adapters in our PowerEdge server product line", stated Brian Payne, executive director, Dell Server Solutions. "The new Mellanox adapters enable Dell PowerEdge customers to achieve new levels of application and operational efficiency and deliver improved return on investment from their private Cloud infrastructure. The advanced virtual network accelerators makes enterprise deployments simpler and more efficient, and supports private Clouds with many users while still providing excellent isolation, performance, and service agility."

The ever increasing flow of data in private and hybrid Cloud environments is driving demand for high performance, low latency networks. Dell PowerEdge servers, paired with ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 GbE based adapters, allows clients to process large quantities of data and deliver real-time analytics and business insights in workload intensive enterprise Cloud data centres. ConnectX-4 Lx 25 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters are future proof, and fully backwards compatible with existing 10GbE switches and fiber cabling plant; and thus enable the migration to higher-performance networking, without demanding costly upgrades or incurring additional operating expenses.

Mellanox's ConnectX-4 Lx adapters deliver exceptional data centre virtualization capabilities including overlay network acceleration (VXLAN, NVGRE, Geneve), embedded virtual switch, and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE); enabling application acceleration and network virtualization at full wire speed. These features allow both hybrid and private cloud environments to achieve the agility and scalability benefits of server and network virtualization while maintaining bare metal performance and getting the best application efficiency out of expensive CPU, I/O, memory, and storage investments.

Dell PowerEdge servers, equipped with ConnectX-4 Lx based 25GbE adapters, also fast track storage and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), facilitating up to two times higher throughout and up to 85 percent more IOPS for Redhat Ceph, Nexenta Edge, VMware VSAN, and Windows Storage Spaces Direct. Leveraging RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet), the adapters deliver efficient, low latency networks which supports the new generation of flash storage. This allows the most efficient storage protocols such as SMB Direct, iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER), and NVMe Over Fabrics to be fully exploited; using fewer ports, cables, and switch ports than 10GbE thus saving cost and improving ROI.

"Adoption of the new generation of 25, 50 and 100GbE products is occurring at a much faster pace than previously thought", stated Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox's 25GbE adapters are designed to be plug-and-play using the same infrastructure as 10GbE so customers can future-proof their networks with unbeatable ROI and price/performance. For instance, 25Gb/s bandwidth is required to fully utilize the performance of just one NVMe Flash drive for analytics and software defined storage applications. The new 25GbE adapters allow customers to fully utilize the most advanced server and storage platforms and achieve new levels of efficiency."
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-06-27

Focus

Integration and co-design are key to reach capable exascale computing in the US ...

Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu ...

Exascale supercomputing

China's exascale supercomputer operational by 2020 ...

Quantum computing

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Crete becomes the Silicon-Island of high technology research and development ...

Bright Computing is debuting in France and unveils plans for the TERATEC Forum ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to issue new OmpSs release 16.06 ...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts ...

Middleware

Jack Dongarra honoured with pair of prestigious supercomputing awards ...

Applications

McGill creates neuroscience research hub ...

Children's Mercy Kansas City accelerates major medical breakthroughs for critically ill children with powerful, scalable DDN storage ...

Real rocket science: How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn? ...

A better management of cerebrovascular accidents with supercomputing support ...

American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health join forces to reimagine how diabetes is prevented and managed ...

Illinois researchers part of the collaboration identifying a second gravitational wave event ...

Supercomputer changing genetic medicine in Africa ...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin ...

IBM Watson Health showcases progress tackling diabetes at American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions ...

Medical imaging experts tap IBM and Watson to tackle cancer, diabetes, eye health, brain disease and heart disease ...

The Cloud

Mellanox enhances Cloud efficiency with 25Gb/s Ethernet connectivity ...

NetApp Flash accelerates Docker ecosystem with native storage integration ...

WorldQuant Ventures invests in Cycle Computing ...

NASA Johnson Space Center protects critical data with NetApp ...

JD.com and Mellanox join forces to drive e-commerce artificial intelligence ...

Local Motors debuts Olli, the first self-driving vehicle to tap the power of IBM Watson ...

VMware and IBM expand global Cloud partnership with desktop services ...