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Primeur weekly 2016-08-01

Special

National Strategic Computing Initiative Executive Council to unfold Strategic Plan ...

Quantum information science is to play a key role in the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative ...

Focus

Lenovo is heavily investing in new HPC technology, showing its commitment to the HPC market ...

South Africa's CHPC in the picture with new Lengau supercomputer, Student Cluster Competition victory and upcoming ICRI 2016 Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

China starts developing new-era exascale supercomputer ...

Crowd computing

IBM intensifies fight against Zika ...

Middleware

Red Hat Satellite 6.2 introduces new features to help users increase efficiency across on-premise, Cloud, and container-based environments ...

Hardware

Mellanox Technologies receives Baidu's Award for Technology Leadership, drives company to new heights in machine learning ...

Medallia deploys Mellanox Ethernet solutions to supercharge real-time analytics and achieve the efficiency of hyperscale infrastructure ...

A research project coordinated by UC3M helps reduce the cost of parallel computing ...

Supermicro shipping latest Intel Xeon Phi processor server solutions in volume with Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law ...

Penguin Computing provides high-performance computing cluster to University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

Fifth NVM Express Plugfest participation set a record; Next event scheduled for October 2016 ...

Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making imitation graphene from salt ...

Chip makes parallel programmes run faster with less code ...

Applications

KnuEdge and University of California San Diego to host premiere industry conference to drive next-gen machine learning performance ...

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton join high-performance software project ...

Red Hat unveils JBoss Data Grid 7 as platform for real-time data analytics ...

Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership consultancy and expands open source analytics services ...

PRACE to organize Women in HPC Workshop at SC16 ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist named Howes Scholar ...

NSF commits $35 million to improve scientific software ...

Making Big Data DANCE(S): XSEDE project successfully tests scheduled networking of Big Data ...

New ALS gene NEK1 found by Project MinE researchers at University of Massachusetts and UMC Utrecht ...

New ALS gene C21orf2 identified by international research consortium Project MinE ...

FogHorn Systems secures $12 million in Series A funding ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud ranked as leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) according to analyst firm ...

Oracle buys NetSuite ...

New Cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes ...

USFlash

Australian Government to make a $14 million investment in NCI's supercomputing and data storage capacity ...

Medallia deploys Mellanox Ethernet solutions to supercharge real-time analytics and achieve the efficiency of hyperscale infrastructure

27 Jul 2016 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - Medallia, a Customer Experience Management (CEM) provider, has chosen Mellanox Open Composable Network (OCN) Ethernet devices for its next generation of 100GbE end-to-end solution. With the addition of Mellanox OCN architecture and devices, Medallia can now seamlessly upgrade its current 40/100GbE data centre to 50/100 GbE as the company reaches Hyperscale Infrastructure efficiency, achieves unprecedented throughput and latency, and delivers lightning-fast, rock-solid application performance for its customers.

"Medallia's software makes it possible for a company to put the voice of the customer into every one of its business decisions by pumping customer experience feedback throughout an organisation in real time", stated Thorvald Natvig, lead architect, Medallia. "It's a massive undertaking that requires cutting-edge computing power. Today, as many as 650,000 active users are on our system regularly. Those users all make real-time calculations, made possible by distributed in-memory analytics across hundreds of terabytes of data. This level of computing power is why Medallia has always been well ahead of the curve in terms of real-time, big data analytics and data-centre efficiency."

As part of its mission to help the world’s leading brands hardwire their organisations with customer feedback and drive stronger alignment, agility and business performance, Medallia selected Spectrum SN2700 Open Ethernet switches, ConnectX-4 NICs and LinkX cables from the Mellanox OCN Ethernet portfolio. Mellanox OCN solutions supply the efficient network fabric that is essential to handling the large amount of east-west traffic generated from inter-container communication, storage access, and scale-out storage cluster operations. The Mellanox OCN architecture also allows Medallia to enjoy the best of both worlds by continuing to use the Cumulus Linux switch operating system that simplifies its infrastructure management, and by benefiting from the performance and efficiency boost provided by the Spectrum switches.

"Our partnership with Mellanox ensures that the platform will continue to operate and scale with incredible efficiency", Thorvald Natvig stated. "The combination of Cumulus Linux and Mellanox Spectrum switches will enable us to attain hyperscale infrastructure efficiencies for our 100GbE-generation system and operate one of the most cutting-edge data centres in the world."

"When our customers use Cumulus Linux, they can simply run an apples-to-apples comparison between Spectrum and the alternative ASIC. Medallia did exactly that, identified the differences, and chose Spectrum. The Medallia team is an excellent example for an intelligent network team that leveraged the power of Open Ethernet to achieve maximum cost-effectiveness. Medallia was able to choose the right component at every possible level; ASIC, platform, and NOS", stated Amit Katz, vice president worldwide Ethernet switch sales, Mellanox. "Recently, more people are realizing that the Tolly report we have published is not a lab experiment, but concrete evidence of the true differences between Spectrum and the alternative."

The Spectrum SN2700 switch delivers the highest 100GbE performance and easily addresses the increased demands of today's data centre environments. Spectrum provides customers with an ideal spine and top-of-rack (ToR) solution for maximum flexibility, and includes port speeds covering 10Gb/s to 100 Gb/s per port and port density, while enabling full rack connectivity to any server at any speed. Powered by the Spectrum ASIC and packed with 32 ports running at 100GbE, Spectrum offers massive switching capacity of 6.4Tb/s with breakthrough 4.77Bpps processing capacity in a compact 1RU form factor.
Source: Mellanox

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Primeur weekly 2016-08-01

Special

National Strategic Computing Initiative Executive Council to unfold Strategic Plan ...

Quantum information science is to play a key role in the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative ...

Focus

Lenovo is heavily investing in new HPC technology, showing its commitment to the HPC market ...

South Africa's CHPC in the picture with new Lengau supercomputer, Student Cluster Competition victory and upcoming ICRI 2016 Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

China starts developing new-era exascale supercomputer ...

Crowd computing

IBM intensifies fight against Zika ...

Middleware

Red Hat Satellite 6.2 introduces new features to help users increase efficiency across on-premise, Cloud, and container-based environments ...

Hardware

Mellanox Technologies receives Baidu's Award for Technology Leadership, drives company to new heights in machine learning ...

Medallia deploys Mellanox Ethernet solutions to supercharge real-time analytics and achieve the efficiency of hyperscale infrastructure ...

A research project coordinated by UC3M helps reduce the cost of parallel computing ...

Supermicro shipping latest Intel Xeon Phi processor server solutions in volume with Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law ...

Penguin Computing provides high-performance computing cluster to University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

Fifth NVM Express Plugfest participation set a record; Next event scheduled for October 2016 ...

Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making imitation graphene from salt ...

Chip makes parallel programmes run faster with less code ...

Applications

KnuEdge and University of California San Diego to host premiere industry conference to drive next-gen machine learning performance ...

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Princeton join high-performance software project ...

Red Hat unveils JBoss Data Grid 7 as platform for real-time data analytics ...

Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership consultancy and expands open source analytics services ...

PRACE to organize Women in HPC Workshop at SC16 ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist named Howes Scholar ...

NSF commits $35 million to improve scientific software ...

Making Big Data DANCE(S): XSEDE project successfully tests scheduled networking of Big Data ...

New ALS gene NEK1 found by Project MinE researchers at University of Massachusetts and UMC Utrecht ...

New ALS gene C21orf2 identified by international research consortium Project MinE ...

FogHorn Systems secures $12 million in Series A funding ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud ranked as leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) according to analyst firm ...

Oracle buys NetSuite ...

New Cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes ...

USFlash

Australian Government to make a $14 million investment in NCI's supercomputing and data storage capacity ...