The University of Cambridge Chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to Accelerate UK's Fastest Academic Cluster and Further Space Research
System utilizes Mellanox's performance-leading Connect-IB™ adapters
to deliver over 100Gb/s node-to-node bandwidth and message rate of 137
million messages per second
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 its FDR InfiniBand
solution provides the University of Cambridge GPU-based supercomputer
with leading, scalable performance. The system has a sustained
performance of over 250 TF and ranked 166th on the November 2013 TOP500
list of supercomputers. The system was designed to increase energy
efficient high-performance computing and ranked second in the November
Green500 list that ranks supercomputers by energy efficiency.
The newly deployed supercomputer is partly funded by STFC to drive the
SKA computing system development within the newly formed "SKA Open
Architecture LAB." The SKA is a multinational collaboration which is
building the world's largest radio telescope which, at its center, is a
requirement for the world's largest streaming data processor, many times
larger than the most powerful HPC system in operation today. The new
system will take a central role driving system development for the SKA
placing STFC and the University of Cambridge at the forefront of large
scale big-data science.
"The network design was specifically architected to provide the highest
I/O bandwidth for large scale big-data challenges and to have the
highest message possible for large parallel application scaling," said
Paul J. Calleja, Director of High Performance Computing at the
University of Cambridge. "We chose Mellanox's end-to-end FDR InfiniBand
interconnects to connect the system, specifically by using their
Connect-IB adapters in a dual rail network, as well as utilize the NVIDA
GPUDirect RDMA communication acceleration to significantly increase the
systems parallel efficiency."
"We are pleased to have Mellanox's FDR InfiniBand solution as the
interconnect of choice for the University of Cambridge's supercomputer,
the UK's fastest academic-based supercomputer," said Gilad Shainer, vice
president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Utilizing Mellanox's
Connect-IB adapters, the University of Cambridge is able to take
advantage of the adapter's leading message rate and bandwidth
performance to enable fundamental advances in many areas of astrophysics
Connect-IB is the world's most scalable server and storage adapter
solution for High-Performance Computing (HPC), Web 2.0, cloud, Big Data,
financial services, virtualized data centers and storage environments.
Connect-IB adapters deliver the highest throughput of 100Gb/s utilizing
PCI Express 3.0 x16, unmatched scaling with innovative transport
services, sub-microsecond latency and 137 million messages per second —
4X higher message rate over competing solutions.
Available today, Mellanox's FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution includes
Connect-IB adapter cards, SwitchX®-2 based switches (from 12-port to
648-port), fiber and copper cables, and ScalableHPC accelerator and
Mellanox Technologies 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, cables 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, ConnectX and SwitchX are registered trademarks of Mellanox
Technologies, Ltd. Connect-IB is a trademark of Mellanox Technologies,
Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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