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Primeur weekly 2015-09-07

Special

Supercomputer visualization complements physical experiments in car design ...

Focus

Oort Cloud down to Earth - new Dutch HPC Cloud cluster at SURFsara ...

Crowd computing

BOINC 7.6.9 release for Windows and Mac now available ...

Quantum computing

QuTech quantum institute enters into collaboration with Intel ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance calls on researchers to join the 2016 Research Paper sessions ...

Middleware

NEC and Hortonworks partner in distributed processing of Big Data ...

ORNL-developed building efficiency software now available ...

Hardware

Mellanox begins shipping Spectrum, industry's first open Ethernet 25/50/100 Gigabit switch, to Cloud, Web 2.0 and enterprise data centre customers ...

New supercomputer at UC Merced can advance diverse array of research ...

Seagate delivers industry's broadest portfolio of 8TB hard drives ...

Supermicro debuts embedded motherboard and system solutions supporting the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family ...

Supermicro debuts 115TB All-Flash software-defined storage solution for enterprise and Cloud scale environments ...

Gigabyte introduces a high performance 4 x GPU capable 1U server ...

Applications

NASA Arctic field campaign to examine ecosystem impacts of changing climate ...

CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots ...

The Cloud

IBM and ARM collaborate to accelerate delivery of Internet of Things ...

Mellanox simplifies Cloud deployments with CloudX hyper-converged platforms for enterprise and telecom ...

Mellanox Ethernet solutions enable Cloud-based businesses to achieve higher level of efficiency and scalability over VMware vSphere 6 ...

Oracle Canadian data centre now available to support localized data residency ...

Oracle Service Cloud granted U.S. Department of Defense authority to operate ...

Mellanox simplifies Cloud deployments with CloudX hyper-converged platforms for enterprise and telecom

31 Aug 2015 San Francisco - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, has made available hyper-converged platforms for enterprise private Clouds and telecom service providers. The reference platforms utilize VMware vSphere 6's advanced features, including VMware Virtual SAN 6's all-flash, and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform, connected over Mellanox's 40Gb/s Ethernet inbox driver with DPDK support running over SwitchX switches, ConnectX-3 Pro Network Interface Cards (NICs), and LinkX cables. Preliminary performance benchmarks have shown that customers running over 40Gb/s saw a great increase in overall cluster efficiency with the use of VMware Virtual SAN, including a threefold increase in application bandwidth. This accelerates job completion by eliminating bottlenecks that are associated with accessing servers and solid-state drive (SSD) based storage over 10Gb/s Ethernet.

VMware Virtual SAN is a hypervisor-converged storage software that is fully embedded in VMware vSphere 6. It supports all-flash configuration, and when run over faster networking, delivers improved, highly predictable and uniform performance regardless of workload. VMware NSX is the leading network virtualization platform, which enables a completely new operational model for networking.

"With the exponential growth of data, organizations need solutions that are scalable, efficient and cost-effective", stated Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partner Organization, VMware "Allowing customers to leverage high-speed interconnect solutions at 40Gb/s and pairing these solutions with VMware's advanced network virtualization and software-defined storage technologies will provide even greater performance efficiency."

Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40Gb/s Ethernet NIC is fully supported in VMware vSphere 6. It also includes several acceleration engines, among them Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), and SR-IOV to minimize the latency of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). This is essential for network functions virtualization (NFV) that is required by telecom service providers.

"CloudX hyper-converged platforms enable efficient Cloud deployments to be built with minimum risks", stated Kevin Deierling, vice president, Marketing, Mellanox Technologies. "Now enterprises and telecom service providers can meet their operational goals and maximize the number of virtual machines running over the same infrastructure, by running VMware technologies over proven platforms connected by 40Gb/s Ethernet interconnect."
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-09-07

Special

Supercomputer visualization complements physical experiments in car design ...

Focus

Oort Cloud down to Earth - new Dutch HPC Cloud cluster at SURFsara ...

Crowd computing

BOINC 7.6.9 release for Windows and Mac now available ...

Quantum computing

QuTech quantum institute enters into collaboration with Intel ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance calls on researchers to join the 2016 Research Paper sessions ...

Middleware

NEC and Hortonworks partner in distributed processing of Big Data ...

ORNL-developed building efficiency software now available ...

Hardware

Mellanox begins shipping Spectrum, industry's first open Ethernet 25/50/100 Gigabit switch, to Cloud, Web 2.0 and enterprise data centre customers ...

New supercomputer at UC Merced can advance diverse array of research ...

Seagate delivers industry's broadest portfolio of 8TB hard drives ...

Supermicro debuts embedded motherboard and system solutions supporting the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family ...

Supermicro debuts 115TB All-Flash software-defined storage solution for enterprise and Cloud scale environments ...

Gigabyte introduces a high performance 4 x GPU capable 1U server ...

Applications

NASA Arctic field campaign to examine ecosystem impacts of changing climate ...

CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots ...

The Cloud

IBM and ARM collaborate to accelerate delivery of Internet of Things ...

Mellanox simplifies Cloud deployments with CloudX hyper-converged platforms for enterprise and telecom ...

Mellanox Ethernet solutions enable Cloud-based businesses to achieve higher level of efficiency and scalability over VMware vSphere 6 ...

Oracle Canadian data centre now available to support localized data residency ...

Oracle Service Cloud granted U.S. Department of Defense authority to operate ...