Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions Enable New Levels of Research at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Multidisciplinary research institution Brookhaven National Laboratory
utilizes Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand to build the most effective
100Gbp/s RDMA Server and Storage Network
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
SC12--Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a
leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions
for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the
U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has deployed
Mellanox FDR 56Gbp/s InfiniBand with RDMA to build a cost-effective and
scalable 100Gb/s network for compute and storage connectivity. Some of
the key research being conducted currently at Brookhaven National
Laboratory includes system biology to advance the fundamental knowledge
underlying biological approaches to producing biofuels, sequestering
carbon in terrestrial ecosystems, advanced energy systems research and
nuclear/high-energy physics experiments to explore the most fundamental
questions about the nature of the universe.
"Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory rely on data-intensive
applications that require high speed (throughput) accesses to data
storage systems," said Dantong Yu, research engineer at Brookhaven
National Laboratory. "Scientists often need to read and write data in an
aggregated speed of 10Gbps, 100Gbps and beyond, which is equivalent to
fetching a full-length HD movie in less than a second. The efficiency
and scalability of Mellanox InfiniBand solutions with RDMA should help
us eliminate bottlenecks on the interconnection between servers and
storage, while also controlling processing cost and latency. Faster
access to data enables us to move our research forward more quickly."
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office
of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven
National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical and
environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national
Brookhaven National Laboratory constructed a storage area network (SAN)
testbed utilizing iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocols over
Mellanox InfiniBand-based storage interconnects with RDMA. This storage
solution is scalable to allow a large number of cluster/cloud hosts to
have unrestricted access to virtualized storage and enable gateway
hosts, such as FTP and web servers, to move data between client and
storage with an extremely high speed. Combined with its front-end
network interface, the upgraded SAN will eliminate bottlenecks and
deliver 100Gb/s end-to-end data transfer throughput to support
applications that constantly need to move large amounts of data within
and across Brookhaven's data centers.
"National research labs, such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, require
extremely fast data access for their applications in order to conduct
their research more effectively," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of
market development at Mellanox. "Mellanox InfiniBand and RDMA solutions
provide the most efficient and scalable interconnect infrastructure to
enable Brookhaven National Laboratory to increase their application
performance and achieve their research goals."
Visit Mellanox Technologies & Brookhaven National Laboratory at SC12
(November 12-15, 2012)
Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #1531 on Wednesday, November 14th
at 11:45am, to see Brookhaven National Laboratory's live demonstration
of its high speed data transfer network.
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