Mellanox Ethernet Solutions Selected to Accelerate Baidu's Machine Learning Platforms
Mellanox End-to-End Ethernet Solutions with 100Gb/s Switches and
Adapters Key for World-Leading Machine Learning Applications,
Demonstrating Performance Improvements up to 200 Percent
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center
servers and storage systems, today announced that Spectrum™ Ethernet
switches and ConnectX®-4 100Gb/s Ethernet adapters have been
selected by Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search
provider, for Baidu's Machine Learning platforms. The need for higher
data speed and most efficient data movement placed Spectrum and
RDMA-enabled ConnectX-4 adapters as key components to enable world
leading machine learning platforms. With the Mellanox solutions, Baidu
was able to demonstrate 200 percent improvement in machine learning
training times, resulting in faster decision making.
"We are pleased to continue working with Mellanox to enable the most
efficient platforms for our applications," said Mr. Liu Ning, system
department deputy director at Baidu. "Mellanox Ethernet solutions with
RDMA allow us to fully leverage our Machine Learning platform and work
with various machine models while saving valuable CPU cycles and
associated computing costs."
"Machine Learning has become a critical predictive and computational
tool for many businesses worldwide," said Amir Prescher, senior vice
president business development, Mellanox Technologies. "Working with
Baidu, the premiere internet search provider in China, has enabled
Mellanox to showcase the advantages and cost effectiveness of our
Spectrum™ switches and ConnectX®-4 100Gb/s adapters solutions
to enable the most efficient machine learning platforms."
In 2013, Baidu established the Institute of Deep Learning, IDL, with the
goal of better leveraging Machine Learning as it applies to image
recognition, voice recognition and search, and advertising CTR forecast
(i.e., Click Through Rate prediction, pCTR). To support IDL networking
requirements, the Baidu RDMA solution guarantees businesses can transfer
with no disruption or downtime. Even if RDMA encounters problems, the
network can automatically switch over to TCP in order to guarantee
continuous system operation. Baidu RDMA application solutions and
Mellanox RDMA technology will continue to support Baidu's IDL to drive
future innovation and breakthrough technology solutions.
Baidu Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As
a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and
most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for. In
addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an
effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers.
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
InfiniBand and Ethernet 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.
Mellanox and ConnectX are registered trademarks of Mellanox
Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective
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