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Primeur weekly 2016-08-22

Special

ExaCT team shows how Legion S3D code is a tribute to co-design on the way to exascale supercomputing ...

Focus

Sunway TaihuLight's strengths and weaknesses highlighted by Jack Dongarra ...

Exascale supercomputing

Big PanDA tackles Big Data for physics and other future extreme scale scientific applications ...

Computer programming made easier ...

Quantum computing

Cryptographers from the Netherlands win 2016 Internet Defense Prize ...

Focus on Europe

STFC Daresbury Laboratory to host 2016 Hands-on Tutorial on CFD using open-source software Code_Saturne ...

Middleware

Germany joins ELIXIR ...

Columbus Collaboratory announces CognizeR, an Open Source R extension that accelerates data scientists' access to IBM Watson ...

Cycle Computing optimizes NASA tree count and climate impact research ...

GPU-accelerated computing made better with NVIDIA DCGM and PBS Professional ...

Hardware

Mellanox demonstrates accelerated NVMe over Fabrics at Intel Developers Forum ...

Nor-Tech has developed the first affordable supercomputers designed to be used in an office, rather than a data centre ...

NVIDIA CEO delivers world's first AI supercomputer in a box to OpenAI ...

AMD demonstrates breakthrough performance of next-generation Zen processor core ...

CAST and PLDA Group demonstrate x86-compliant high compression ratio GZIP acceleration on FPGA, accessible to non-FPGA experts using the QuickPlay software defined FPGA development tool ...

IBM Research - Almaden celebrates 30 years of innovation in Silicon Valley ...

Wiring reconfiguration saves millions for Trinity supercomputer ...

Cavium completes acquisition of QLogic ...

Applications

Soybean science blooms with supercomputers ...

NOAA launches America's first national water forecast model ...

Computers trounce pathologists in predicting lung cancer type, severity, researchers find ...

Star and planetary scientists get millions of hours on EU supercomputers ...

Bill Gropp named acting director of NCSA ...

Latest NERSC/Intel/Cray dungeon session yields impressive code speed-ups ...

User-friendly language for programming efficient simulations ...

New book presents how deep learning neural networks are designed ...

Liquid light switch could enable more powerful electronics ...

Energy Department to invest $16 million in computer design of materials ...

Pitt engineers receive grant to develop fast computational modelling for 3D printing ...

Environmental datasets help researchers double the number of microbial phyla known to be infected by viruses ...

Teaching machines to direct traffic through deep reinforcement learning ...

Simulations by PPPL physicists suggest that magnetic fields can calm plasma instabilities ...

New material discovery allows study of elusive Weyl fermion ...

New maths to predict dangerous hospital epidemics ...

Kx financial analytics technology tackles Big Data crop research at biotech leader Earlham Institute ...

The Cloud

New hacking technique imperceptibly changes memory virtual servers ...

Mellanox demonstrates accelerated NVMe over Fabrics at Intel Developers Forum

16 Aug 2016 San Francisco - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high performance Cloud and storage networking solutions, has found a new way to accelerate NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeoF) at the 2016 Intel Developers Forum. The solution, which introduces the company's 25/100 Gb/s Ethernet networking, also features a Samsung All-Flash Array Reference Design highlighted by Samsung's leading edge PM1725 NVMe SSD. The demonstration could be seen at the Samsung booth at IDF16, August 16-18 in the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California.

At the conference, Mellanox was showcasing an all-flash storage platform that supports both the newly standardized NVMeoF storage protocol with the latest 25 and 100 Gb/s Ethernet speeds, accelerated with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) technology. The demonstration featured 24 Samsung NVMe SSDs, a critical component in delivering an unmatched 21.5 Gigabytes per second of sequential throughput and 4.3M 4KB random read IOPS. It also showcased the Mellanox ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-4 Lx and Spectrum products, which are the first generally available adapters and switch product family to support 25, 50, and 100 Gb/s Ethernet speeds.

Mellanox was also demonstrating record performance with a Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces Direct all-flash, hyper-converged infrastructure. The four-node Windows Server 2016 cluster achieves 80 Gigabytes per second (80 Gb/s) of combined throughput and uses Dell servers, Samsung PM1725 SSDs, and an efficient Mellanox 100 Gb/s Ethernet network to achieve this level of performance.

"With the increased speed of some of our most advanced SSDs and the more efficient storage protocols such as NVMe over Fabrics, faster network speeds are definitely needed", stated Michael Williams, vice president of Memory Product Planning at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "We are happy to see vendors such as Mellanox support higher-speed networking and work with leading-edge Samsung SSDs to support NVMe over Fabrics."

"Mellanox is seeing rapid growth in the use of solid-state storage in all industries and unprecedented interest in ways to share it", stated Kevin Deierling, vice president of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "The continuous innovation in non-volatile memory performance by vendors such as Samsung is one of the most important reasons for this growth, and a major driver behind our development of an end-to-end networking solution with the highest-performing 25, 50, and 100GbE adapters, switches and cables."

Source: Mellanox

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Primeur weekly 2016-08-22

Special

ExaCT team shows how Legion S3D code is a tribute to co-design on the way to exascale supercomputing ...

Focus

Sunway TaihuLight's strengths and weaknesses highlighted by Jack Dongarra ...

Exascale supercomputing

Big PanDA tackles Big Data for physics and other future extreme scale scientific applications ...

Computer programming made easier ...

Quantum computing

Cryptographers from the Netherlands win 2016 Internet Defense Prize ...

Focus on Europe

STFC Daresbury Laboratory to host 2016 Hands-on Tutorial on CFD using open-source software Code_Saturne ...

Middleware

Germany joins ELIXIR ...

Columbus Collaboratory announces CognizeR, an Open Source R extension that accelerates data scientists' access to IBM Watson ...

Cycle Computing optimizes NASA tree count and climate impact research ...

GPU-accelerated computing made better with NVIDIA DCGM and PBS Professional ...

Hardware

Mellanox demonstrates accelerated NVMe over Fabrics at Intel Developers Forum ...

Nor-Tech has developed the first affordable supercomputers designed to be used in an office, rather than a data centre ...

NVIDIA CEO delivers world's first AI supercomputer in a box to OpenAI ...

AMD demonstrates breakthrough performance of next-generation Zen processor core ...

CAST and PLDA Group demonstrate x86-compliant high compression ratio GZIP acceleration on FPGA, accessible to non-FPGA experts using the QuickPlay software defined FPGA development tool ...

IBM Research - Almaden celebrates 30 years of innovation in Silicon Valley ...

Wiring reconfiguration saves millions for Trinity supercomputer ...

Cavium completes acquisition of QLogic ...

Applications

Soybean science blooms with supercomputers ...

NOAA launches America's first national water forecast model ...

Computers trounce pathologists in predicting lung cancer type, severity, researchers find ...

Star and planetary scientists get millions of hours on EU supercomputers ...

Bill Gropp named acting director of NCSA ...

Latest NERSC/Intel/Cray dungeon session yields impressive code speed-ups ...

User-friendly language for programming efficient simulations ...

New book presents how deep learning neural networks are designed ...

Liquid light switch could enable more powerful electronics ...

Energy Department to invest $16 million in computer design of materials ...

Pitt engineers receive grant to develop fast computational modelling for 3D printing ...

Environmental datasets help researchers double the number of microbial phyla known to be infected by viruses ...

Teaching machines to direct traffic through deep reinforcement learning ...

Simulations by PPPL physicists suggest that magnetic fields can calm plasma instabilities ...

New material discovery allows study of elusive Weyl fermion ...

New maths to predict dangerous hospital epidemics ...

Kx financial analytics technology tackles Big Data crop research at biotech leader Earlham Institute ...

The Cloud

New hacking technique imperceptibly changes memory virtual servers ...