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Primeur weekly 2015-11-30

Focus

Turkey to prepare itself for European Open Science Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computer coding in silicon now possible ...

Middleware

Open Science Grid using SDSC's Comet supercomputer virtual clusters ...

IBM and OpenPOWER members deliver accelerated technologies to break Big Data speed barriers ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise sees significant momentum in high-performance computing ...

Mellanox announces ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with onboard Xilinx FPGA acceleration ...

Mellanox introduces the Switch-IB 2, world's first 100Gb/s smart switch ...

Supermicro debuts new 4U 90/60-bay storage server alongside 1U 4x GPU, NVMe, high-density server and storage solutions ...

Los Alamos National Labs selects Aeon Computing's next generation of supercomputing infrastructure ...

Dell innovation to democratize high performance computing and accelerate mainstream adoption ...

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters ...

Applications

NSF-supported supercomputing resources enable research that would otherwise be impossible ...

New supercomputer simulations enhance understanding of protein motion and function ...

Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery ...

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pioneer next-generation cognitive environments for business decision making ...

How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations ...

IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations ...

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects ...

OLCF supercomputer's GPUs advance earthquake simulations for high-frequency seismic hazard map ...

Researchers trains Watson AI to 'chat' and spark more creativity in humans ...

TOP500

HPC system Hazel Hen of High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart captures position 8 on new TOP500 list ...

HPCG-Benchmark: GCS Centre HLRS runs Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud ...

Penguin Computing increases customer compute capacity with availability of the Tundra platform on its Penguin Computing on Demand HPC Cloud service ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers Docker solutions from the data centre to the Cloud ...

Mellanox announces ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with onboard Xilinx FPGA acceleration

16 Nov 2015 Austin - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has launched the ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter to enable public and private Clouds, Web 2.0 infrastructures, telecommunications, and high-performance computing infrastructures to achieve the highest performance and maximum flexibility. The ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter provides users with the maximum flexibility to offload CPU utilization by migrating portions of their data processing logic to an on-board Xilinx FPGA, while taking advantage of Mellanox network controller's hardware-based application accelerations, unmatched scalability and efficiency.

The ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter creates a platform solution that can be customized using the onboard Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA to create programmable application acceleration to enable a broad range of applications. The Kintex UltraScale device delivers the equivalent of several million ASIC gates worth of capacity. When combined with Xilinx design environments, such as the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite and SDAccel Development Environment for OpenCL, C, and C++, customers can quickly and easily create innovative hardware optimized designs that maximize performance per watt while minimizing latency.

The ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter can be used to accelerate a wide range of network applications, including Security, Deep Packet Inspection, Compression/Decompression, High-Frequency Trading and many more. Thus, it optimizes and achieves the highest performance in modern data centres, private and public Clouds, Web 2.0 infrastructure, telecommunications and high-performance computing.

"Mellanox's interconnect solution, coupled with Xilinx's industry leading FPGAs, is a powerful combination enabling heterogeneous computing for customers looking to deliver maximum application acceleration and performance at the lowest power possible", stated Hemant Dhulla, vice president of wired communications and data centre business at Xilinx.

"The ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter introduces a true open platform for network applications developed by Mellanox, and our partners and customers", stated Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "The ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with Xilinx FPGAs completely revitalizes a data centre's ability to boost application performance by enabling innovative, flexible and efficient programmable capabilities and data handling."

The ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter also brings ConnectX-4 Lx industry-leading technologies: hardware support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), Ethernet stateless offload engines, Overlay Networks and NVIDIA GPUDirect technologies. All are natively provided in the ConnectX-4 Lx adapter without the need to dedicate FPGA resources for them.
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-11-30

Focus

Turkey to prepare itself for European Open Science Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computer coding in silicon now possible ...

Middleware

Open Science Grid using SDSC's Comet supercomputer virtual clusters ...

IBM and OpenPOWER members deliver accelerated technologies to break Big Data speed barriers ...

Hardware

Hewlett Packard Enterprise sees significant momentum in high-performance computing ...

Mellanox announces ConnectX-4 Lx Programmable adapter with onboard Xilinx FPGA acceleration ...

Mellanox introduces the Switch-IB 2, world's first 100Gb/s smart switch ...

Supermicro debuts new 4U 90/60-bay storage server alongside 1U 4x GPU, NVMe, high-density server and storage solutions ...

Los Alamos National Labs selects Aeon Computing's next generation of supercomputing infrastructure ...

Dell innovation to democratize high performance computing and accelerate mainstream adoption ...

State grant enables energy-saving retrofit of Lawrence Livermore computing clusters ...

Applications

NSF-supported supercomputing resources enable research that would otherwise be impossible ...

New supercomputer simulations enhance understanding of protein motion and function ...

Scientists use supercomputer to model plasma turbulence, and solve a 50-year-old mystery ...

IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pioneer next-generation cognitive environments for business decision making ...

How DNA and a supercomputer can help sustain honey bee populations ...

IRB Barcelona develops an advanced method and the first platform of DNA simulations ...

INCITE grants awarded to 56 computational research projects ...

OLCF supercomputer's GPUs advance earthquake simulations for high-frequency seismic hazard map ...

Researchers trains Watson AI to 'chat' and spark more creativity in humans ...

TOP500

HPC system Hazel Hen of High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart captures position 8 on new TOP500 list ...

HPCG-Benchmark: GCS Centre HLRS runs Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

ICGC brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud ...

Penguin Computing increases customer compute capacity with availability of the Tundra platform on its Penguin Computing on Demand HPC Cloud service ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers Docker solutions from the data centre to the Cloud ...