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Primeur weekly 2018-08-06

Focus

Univa's Navops launch product for Cloud bursting is breaking usage and performance records ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) names LLNL's Lori Diachin as new Deputy Director ...

Focus on Europe

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible ...

Middleware

Univa announces collaboration with Sylabs Inc. and expanded support for Singularity container science ...

DDN reseller agreement with Tintri gives immediate support to Tintri customers ...

Fayetteville State University moves to Bright Cluster Manager 8.1 with help from Bright partner Data in Science to help take its Artificial Intelligence research to the next level ...

vScaler unlocks the benefits of virtualisation for GPU power users ...

Hardware

SDSC's Comet supercomputer extended into 2021 ...

BSC software makes Lenovo's new set of cooling technologies more energy efficient ...

MiTAC selects Mellanox BlueField System-on-Chip to accelerate their NVMe storage platforms ...

Mellanox introduces world's fastest Ethernet storage fabric controller ...

Cray reports second quarter 2018 financial results ...

Applications

Supercomputing the 'how' of chemical reactions ...

Preventing natural hazards from becoming societal disasters ...

Study of cardiac arrhythmia's is using high performance computing ...

UCF professor discovers a first-of-its-kind material for the quantum age ...

Memory-processing unit could bring memristors to the masses ...

Software framework designed to accelerate drug discovery wins IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge ...

University at Buffalo's supercomputing facility awarded $2 million for economic development, PhD programme ...

The Cloud

How the Science Cloud could pay its way ...

Mirantis partners with Fujitsu to build supercomputer and wide-area distributed Cloud system for high performance computing at Hokkaido University ...

MiTAC selects Mellanox BlueField System-on-Chip to accelerate their NVMe storage platforms

6 Aug 2018 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation (MCT) has selected Mellanox BlueField system-on-chip (SoC) for their new generation MiTAC HillTop NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) Just A Bunch of Flash (JBOF) storage platforms. Accommodating up to 24 hot-swappable NVMe SSDs, MiTAC's JBOF platform provides a storage capacity of up to 156TB in a high-density 2U rack space. In addition, the integration of two BlueField SoCs enables MiTAC's platform to support direct connectivity with up to four 100Gb/s Ethernet and InfiniBand ports, making it a flexible and performant storage platform, answering to the demanding needs of today's data centres.

As the most integrated and efficient flash controller available on the market today, the BlueField dual-port 100Gb/s Ethernet and InfiniBand SoC combines the industry-leading ConnectX-5 network controller, with a powerful 16 core Arm A72 CPU, DDR4 memory subsystems, and a PCIe switch with 32 PCIe Gen3/4 lanes. BlueField has demonstrated record-setting NVMe-oF performance of 7.5 million IOPS, with zero CPU utilization and under 3 microseconds of NVMe-oF latency.

"Faster, smaller, and more efficient storage is at the core of data center needs today", stated Simon Hwang, business vice president of Enterprise Business Unit at MiTAC, "which is why we selected Mellanox BlueField for our latest generation HillTop JBOF platform. BlueField stands up to the promise of NVMe technology, offering the best possible latency and IOPS for optimized storage performance. Customers planning to deploy powerful NVMe-oF solutions will be able to leverage HillTop's flexible flash storage platforms to meet their exact deployment needs."

"Enterprises need storage platforms capable of maximum I/O to deliver extreme performance, density and scalability with power and cost efficiency", stated Eric Kuo, R&D vice president of Enterprise Business Unit at MiTAC. "NVMe is fast becoming a market leading technology. MiTAC’s HillTop NVMe high density storage platform, powered by the Mellanox BlueField SoC, turns this technology into a complete solution for our data centre customers, and the programmability of BlueField allows HillTop to run storage software such as deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, and encryption."

"We are excited to be at the core of MiTAC's new generation of all-flash array platforms", stated Yael Shenhav, vice president of products at Mellanox Technologies. "The BlueField family of system-on-chip solutions integrates a compelling feature set and hardware accelerations with all the essential elements required to build efficient NVMe-oF JBOFs without the need for a separate CPU, simplifying design and helping maximize high-performance storage resource utilization. BlueField's NVMe-oF advanced hardware acceleration offloads unleash performance with near-zero CPU utilization, improving data center operators’ total cost of ownership (TCO)."

MiTAC HillTop NVMe Storage Platforms will be available later this year.
Source: Mellanox

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Primeur weekly 2018-08-06

Focus

Univa's Navops launch product for Cloud bursting is breaking usage and performance records ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) names LLNL's Lori Diachin as new Deputy Director ...

Focus on Europe

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible ...

Middleware

Univa announces collaboration with Sylabs Inc. and expanded support for Singularity container science ...

DDN reseller agreement with Tintri gives immediate support to Tintri customers ...

Fayetteville State University moves to Bright Cluster Manager 8.1 with help from Bright partner Data in Science to help take its Artificial Intelligence research to the next level ...

vScaler unlocks the benefits of virtualisation for GPU power users ...

Hardware

SDSC's Comet supercomputer extended into 2021 ...

BSC software makes Lenovo's new set of cooling technologies more energy efficient ...

MiTAC selects Mellanox BlueField System-on-Chip to accelerate their NVMe storage platforms ...

Mellanox introduces world's fastest Ethernet storage fabric controller ...

Cray reports second quarter 2018 financial results ...

Applications

Supercomputing the 'how' of chemical reactions ...

Preventing natural hazards from becoming societal disasters ...

Study of cardiac arrhythmia's is using high performance computing ...

UCF professor discovers a first-of-its-kind material for the quantum age ...

Memory-processing unit could bring memristors to the masses ...

Software framework designed to accelerate drug discovery wins IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge ...

University at Buffalo's supercomputing facility awarded $2 million for economic development, PhD programme ...

The Cloud

How the Science Cloud could pay its way ...

Mirantis partners with Fujitsu to build supercomputer and wide-area distributed Cloud system for high performance computing at Hokkaido University ...