The “Great Lakes” High-Performance Computing and Artificial
Intelligence Supercomputer will Enhance Research and Discoveries and
Serve Thousands of Users Across the University
DALLAS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2018--
SUPERCOMPUTING CONFERENCE — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:
MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart
interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems,
today announced that its new generation of HDR InfiniBand solutions
consisting of ConnectX®-6 adapters, Quantum™ switches, LinkX® cables and
software accelerate the new supercomputer at the University of Michigan.
The new supercomputer named “Great Lakes” will enhance the university
research activities and provide scalable high-performance computing
(HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure for thousands of
users across the university.
The new HPC and AI supercomputer was deployed by Dell EMC and includes a
nearly 13,000 processor-cores unit, and a 25,600 GPU-cores unit, built
in a hybrid topology, interconnected by a Mellanox smart InfiniBand
network. The combined performance of both units delivers more than one
Petaflop of performance.
"Access to high performance computing resources is a critical component
of the University of Michigan's rich computing ecosystem,” said Ravi
Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information
officer at the University of Michigan. "Investigators in emerging fields
like machine learning and precision health, among many others, will see
improved computing performance with Great Lakes."
“Dell EMC is thrilled to collaborate with the University of Michigan and
our technology partners to bring this innovative and powerful system to
such a strong community of researchers,” said Thierry Pellegrino, vice
president, Dell EMC High Performance Computing. “This Great Lakes
cluster will offer an exceptional boost in performance, throughput and
response to reduce the time needed for University of Michigan
researchers to make the next big discovery in a range of disciplines
from artificial intelligence to genomics and bioscience.”
“We are proud to see the first Mellanox HDR InfiniBand ConnectX-6
adapters and Quantum switches based supercomputer in the world,” said
Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies.
“The smart In-Network Computing acceleration engines that InfiniBand
enables will deliver the highest performance, efficiency and scalability
for the University of Michigan users, for both HPC and AI applications.”
The Great Lakes supercomputer is planned to run in full capacity and be
available to the University of Michigan community in the first half of
Visit Mellanox Technologies at SC’18 (Dallas Texas, November 12-15,
2018, booth #3207) to learn more on the new HDR 200G InfiniBand
solutions and to see the full suite of Mellanox’s end-to-end
high-performance InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions. Hear Brock Palen,
Director, Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS),
University of Michigan talk about the Great Lakes supercomputer at the
Mellanox booth on Tuesday, November 13th, at 3:30pm. For more
information on Mellanox’s booth and speaking activities at SC’18, please
For more information about ARC-TS, visit the University of Michigan
booth (#1204A) at SC18, or visit arc-ts.umich.edu.
About Mellanox Technologies
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions and services for
servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data
center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest
latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system
performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect
products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate
application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of
markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers,
Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is
available at: www.mellanox.com.
Note: Mellanox and Mellanox logo, ConnectX, Mellanox Quantum, and
LinkX are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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