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Primeur weekly 2015-11-09

Special

HARNESS explored principles to integrate heterogeneous resources into Cloud platform ...

Focus

Combining the benefits of both GPU and CPU in heterogeneous computing ...

Exascale supercomputing

Towards future supercomputing: EU project Exa2Green improves energy efficiency in high performance computing ...

DEEP project unveils next-generation HPC platform ...

Focus on Europe

Launch of BioExcel - Centre of Excellence for Biomolecular Research ...

Information security community for e-infrastructures crystalises at WISE workshop ...

ALCF helps tackle the Large Hadron Collider's Big Data challenge ...

Middleware

Bright Computing to release updates to popular management software at SC15 ...

Altair partners with South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing ...

Cray, AMPLab, NERSC collaboration targets Spark performance on HPC platforms ...

Hardware

Singapore scientists among the first to benefit from Infinera Cloud Xpress with 100 GbE for data centre interconnect ...

Supermicro world record performance benchmarks for SYS-1028GR-TR with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors announced at Fall 2015 STAC Summit ...

IBM Teams with Mellanox to help maximize performance of Power Systems LC line servers for Cloud and cluster deployments ...

LSU deploys new IBM supercomputer "Delta" to advance Big Data research in Louisiana ...

Applications

Nomadic computing speeds up Big Data analytics ...

Clemson researchers and IT scientists team up to tackle Big Data ...

Calcium-48's 'neutron skin' thinner than previously thought ...

Oklahoma University collaborating in NSF South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub ...

Columbia to lead Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub ...

University of Miami gets closer to helping find a cure for gastrointestinal cancer thanks to DDN storage ...

The Cloud

Cornell leads new National Science Foundation federated Cloud project ...

Bright Computing reveals plans for Cloud Expo Frankfurt ...

UberCloud delivers CAE Applications as a Service ...

IBM plans to acquire The Weather Company's product and technology businesses; extends power of Watson to the Internet of Things ...

Oracle updates Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services ...

IBM Teams with Mellanox to help maximize performance of Power Systems LC line servers for Cloud and cluster deployments

4 Nov 2015 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - IBM has selected Mellanox's ConnectX-4 EDR InfiniBand adapters and EDR 100Gb/s IB switch systems for their new Power Systems LC line of servers designed for Cloud environments and high performance cluster deployments and infused with OpenPOWER-based innovations. The technology will be utilized in the servers and high performance computing clusters as a part of an open architecture model which will feature technology from IBM, Mellanox and several other members of the OpenPOWER Foundation.

"Enterprises today are looking for dynamic solutions that can process data-intensive applications, such as Big Data analytics, streaming web services and other Cloud-based services", stated Stefanie Chiras, director and business line executive for Scale-Out Power Systems of IBM. "These applications are putting an ever increasing amount of strain on their networks and require extremely powerful systems. Implementing an architecture based on open collaboration between industry leaders ensures that our customers have a system that is capable of meeting their performance demands, but is also supremely efficient and cost-effective."

Mellanox's ConnectX-4 adapter cards with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) support both EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand and 100Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, and are the most powerful, flexible solutions for today's emerging data centre. Mellanox's EDR InfiniBand switch family provides industry-leading processing efficiency, with features such as static routing, adaptive routing and advanced congestion management. These combined features ensure the maximum effective fabric bandwidth by eliminating processing bottlenecks.

"IT administrators have embraced open architectures as a cost-effective way to advance the processing power of their high-performance computing workloads", stated Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing for Mellanox. "Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions provide our clients with a competitive advantage and the ability to differentiate their systems by enabling flexibility and innovations."

Additional contributors for the new Power Systems LC Servers from the OpenPOWER Foundation include Canonical, NVIDIA, Tyan and Wistron. The OpenPOWER Foundation, an organisation with more than 150 members worldwide, builds solutions on top of the open architecture of IBM's POWER processor. Open and collaborative server architectures have gained increased popularity from IT administrators who are looking to accelerate innovation at a rate that is not capable from closed system models.

The Power Systems LC line of servers are set to be available later this year and will be offered in three different variations; the Power Systems S812LC, the Power Systems S822LC for commercial computing and the Power Systems S822LC for high performance computing.
Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-11-09

Special

HARNESS explored principles to integrate heterogeneous resources into Cloud platform ...

Focus

Combining the benefits of both GPU and CPU in heterogeneous computing ...

Exascale supercomputing

Towards future supercomputing: EU project Exa2Green improves energy efficiency in high performance computing ...

DEEP project unveils next-generation HPC platform ...

Focus on Europe

Launch of BioExcel - Centre of Excellence for Biomolecular Research ...

Information security community for e-infrastructures crystalises at WISE workshop ...

ALCF helps tackle the Large Hadron Collider's Big Data challenge ...

Middleware

Bright Computing to release updates to popular management software at SC15 ...

Altair partners with South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing ...

Cray, AMPLab, NERSC collaboration targets Spark performance on HPC platforms ...

Hardware

Singapore scientists among the first to benefit from Infinera Cloud Xpress with 100 GbE for data centre interconnect ...

Supermicro world record performance benchmarks for SYS-1028GR-TR with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors announced at Fall 2015 STAC Summit ...

IBM Teams with Mellanox to help maximize performance of Power Systems LC line servers for Cloud and cluster deployments ...

LSU deploys new IBM supercomputer "Delta" to advance Big Data research in Louisiana ...

Applications

Nomadic computing speeds up Big Data analytics ...

Clemson researchers and IT scientists team up to tackle Big Data ...

Calcium-48's 'neutron skin' thinner than previously thought ...

Oklahoma University collaborating in NSF South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub ...

Columbia to lead Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub ...

University of Miami gets closer to helping find a cure for gastrointestinal cancer thanks to DDN storage ...

The Cloud

Cornell leads new National Science Foundation federated Cloud project ...

Bright Computing reveals plans for Cloud Expo Frankfurt ...

UberCloud delivers CAE Applications as a Service ...

IBM plans to acquire The Weather Company's product and technology businesses; extends power of Watson to the Internet of Things ...

Oracle updates Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services ...