InfiniBand Leads TOP500 as Most Used Interconnect Technology for High-Performance Computing
FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand delivers record system efficiency (99.8 percent), and is the most used InfiniBand technology on the TOP500
Mellanox Connect-IB® and ConnectX®-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and SwitchX®-2-based switch systems optimize server and storage performance and provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world's fastest supercomputers. The advanced offloads and accelerations within Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions enable the most performance-efficient systems on the TOP500 list with a record 99.8 percent system efficiency.
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Published twice a year and publicly available at www.top500.org, the TOP500 list ranks the world's most powerful computer systems according to the Linpack benchmark rating system.
Highlights of InfiniBand usage on the
FDR InfiniBand is the fastest growing interconnect technology on the
TOP500 with 127 systems, a 1.9X increase in the number of systems
June 2013TOP500 list.
- InfiniBand connects 50 percent of the world's most powerful Petaflop systems on the list.
- Mellanox FDR InfiniBand provides the highest system utilization on the TOP500, achieving 99.8 percent system utilization.
- InfiniBand enables 24 out of the 25 most efficient systems, and the top 17 most efficient systems.
- InfiniBand accelerates 222 systems in the TOP500, 44.4 percent of the list.
- InfiniBand is the most used interconnect in the TOP100 with 52 percent, in the TOP200 with 52 percent, in the TOP300 with 51 percent and in the TOP400 systems with 46.5 percent.
- InfiniBand systems account for 2.2X the performance of Ethernet systems.
- InfiniBand connects 3.5X the number of Cray based systems in the TOP100, 6.7X in TOP500.
- Clusters continue to be the dominant system architecture with 85 percent of the TOP500 list.
Mellanoxend-to-end InfiniBand scalable HPC solutions accelerate 81 percent of the accelerator-based systems.
- Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect solutions present in the TOP500 are used by a diverse list of applications from large-scale, high-performance computing to commercial, technical computing, cloud computing, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centers.
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