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Primeur weekly 2012-11-19

Exascale supercomputing

DataDirect Networks announces $100 million investment in Exascale computing ...

Intel and DataDirect Networks join forces to enable compute infrastructures 1,000 times larger than today's biggest systems ...

The Cloud

HP delivers industry's first purpose-built server for Big Data ...

DDN adds enterprise class Cloud Tiering, NAS and SSD capabilities to its parallel file system appliances, making them Big Data ready ...

Desktop Grids

Members of the public asked to help tend Feynman's Flowers ...

EuroFlash

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - 5th update is now available ...

German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) optimizes navigable waterways using a Bull supercomputer ...

Choreographing light ...

USFlash

New editions of Moab HPC Suite enhance HPC system efficiency ...

SGI ICE X selected by CRIEPI for electric power research ...

Supermicro debuts SuperServer and SuperBlade solutions supporting new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processor ...

Brocade collaborates with Dell to announce industry's first 16 Gbps Fibre Channel end-to-end solution ...

Department of Energy's ESnet rolls out world's fastest science network ...

New storage and management features for IBM PureSystems help clients reduce costs and increase utilization ...

Obsidian welcomes Mellanox and its MetroX product into the long haul InfiniBand ...

Commercial and technical HPC customers can achieve Big Data results faster with NetApp HPS Rack solution ...

Brocade and Hyve Solutions partner to deliver fully integrated Big Data solutions using industry-leading Brocade VCS Fabric network technology ...

AMD FirePro server graphics redefining supercomputing performance through power efficient, sustainable technology ...

Medic Vision introduces industry's first enterprise-wide iterative image reconstruction system ...

StackIQ announces release of StackIQ Enterprise HPC for high performance computing clusters ...

Heterogeneous systems re-claim Green500 list dominance ...

PNNL expertise highlighted at Supercomputing ...

Keeneland Project deploys new GPU supercomputing system for the National Science Foundation ...

Titan is also a green powerhouse ...

AMD delivers massive compute performance for world's top ranked supercomputer ...

Obsidian welcomes Mellanox and its MetroX product into the long haul InfiniBand

15 Nov 2012 Salt Lake City - Mellanox's recent announcement at the Supercomputing 2012 event of a soon to be released product capable of extending 10Gbits/s InfiniBand fabrics over as much as 10 km has been welcomed by the market pioneer and expert, Obsidian. The importance of range-extension for the very high performance but intrinsically short-reach InfiniBand protocol is not lost on Obsidian, which first demonstrated the capability with its Longbow products at the same Supercomputing conference seven years earlier in Seattle.

Obsidian's CVO, Dr. David Southwell, recalled: "In 2005, Obsidian demonstrated three wide area InfiniBand links encapsulated inside standard SONET and ATM WAN protocols, connecting the show's internal super network - SCInet - to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California (1,300 km), Intel's HPC facility in Dupont, Washington (100 km) and a cross country path to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. While the 5,000 km link to NRL was by far the longest InfiniBand link demonstrated at that time, it was the relatively short 100 km run to Intel's Dupont facility that possibly did more to raise the awareness of the potential for long haul InfiniBand. Then Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, using partners Intel, Cisco and Obsidian, was able to make use of the high performance link during his key note address to migrate a large HPC data set to an Intel supercomputer in Dupont, allowing the results to rapidly migrate back in real time during his talk - actually an early demonstration of HPC Cloud before the term had been coined.”

Dr. Southwell continued: "While Obsidian's team of experts have gone on to develop a suite of capability sets including native InfiniBand routing, encryption/authentication, long-distance standards-based WDM devices, file migration software, diagnostic tools and more recently in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and NASA Ames Research Center subnet management for compound topologies, we remain very passionate about long haul InfiniBand. We understand the demands of spanning HPC LAN and optical WAN domains in a single device, of rigorous standards compliance and carrier grade reliability. As Mellanox attempts to expand their sphere of expertise starting with stretched LANs of up to 10km with a view to stepping up to the full gambit of optical capability in the future, we wish them every success in our marketplace."

"I can recall when Dr. Southwell and I met with Eyal several years ago to discuss incorporating long haul IB in their SDR switch", remarked Bill Halina, Obsidian's Chairman. "In the fast paced technology world it's truly inspiring to see vision turn into reality and ultimately find its way into everyone's home."
Source: Obsidian

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Primeur weekly 2012-11-19

Exascale supercomputing

DataDirect Networks announces $100 million investment in Exascale computing ...

Intel and DataDirect Networks join forces to enable compute infrastructures 1,000 times larger than today's biggest systems ...

The Cloud

HP delivers industry's first purpose-built server for Big Data ...

DDN adds enterprise class Cloud Tiering, NAS and SSD capabilities to its parallel file system appliances, making them Big Data ready ...

Desktop Grids

Members of the public asked to help tend Feynman's Flowers ...

EuroFlash

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - 5th update is now available ...

German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) optimizes navigable waterways using a Bull supercomputer ...

Choreographing light ...

USFlash

New editions of Moab HPC Suite enhance HPC system efficiency ...

SGI ICE X selected by CRIEPI for electric power research ...

Supermicro debuts SuperServer and SuperBlade solutions supporting new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processor ...

Brocade collaborates with Dell to announce industry's first 16 Gbps Fibre Channel end-to-end solution ...

Department of Energy's ESnet rolls out world's fastest science network ...

New storage and management features for IBM PureSystems help clients reduce costs and increase utilization ...

Obsidian welcomes Mellanox and its MetroX product into the long haul InfiniBand ...

Commercial and technical HPC customers can achieve Big Data results faster with NetApp HPS Rack solution ...

Brocade and Hyve Solutions partner to deliver fully integrated Big Data solutions using industry-leading Brocade VCS Fabric network technology ...

AMD FirePro server graphics redefining supercomputing performance through power efficient, sustainable technology ...

Medic Vision introduces industry's first enterprise-wide iterative image reconstruction system ...

StackIQ announces release of StackIQ Enterprise HPC for high performance computing clusters ...

Heterogeneous systems re-claim Green500 list dominance ...

PNNL expertise highlighted at Supercomputing ...

Keeneland Project deploys new GPU supercomputing system for the National Science Foundation ...

Titan is also a green powerhouse ...

AMD delivers massive compute performance for world's top ranked supercomputer ...