EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switch offloads MPI communications to deliver 10X performance improvement
With the exponential growth of data being generated around the world and the increase of applications that can take advantage of real-time massive data processing for high performance, data analytics, business intelligence, national security and ‘Internet of Things' applications, the market demands not just the fastest interconnect available, but also smartest, efficient solution to free the CPU to focus on the application rather than the network.
Switch-IB 2 enables application managers to use the power of data. It integrates 144 SerDes which can operate at 1Gb/s to 25Gb/s speeds per lane and delivers 7.02 billion messages-per-second, 90ns switch latency and low power consumption, making Switch-IB 2 the best solution for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0, database and storage centers.
Collective operations, commonly used in HPC communication protocols such as MPI and SHMEM, have implications on overall application performance and scale. Switch-IB 2 enables the switch to manage collective communications using embedded hardware. Switch-IB 2 decreases the amount of data traversing the network, reduce application latency with additional benefit of freeing up CPU resources for computation rather than using them to process communication.
"The needs of applications across high performance computing, Big Data,
"Mellanox smart interconnect solutions will continue to bring not just
the widest and fastest interconnect but also more hardware offloads to
free the CPU to focus on the application," said
"The high performance computing and web-scale enterprise environment are
consistently pushing the boundaries of technology with demands for
smart, fast and efficient switching solutions to further increase their
application performance," said
"The demands of today's high-performance computing, cloud and web
applications threaten to outstrip the capabilities of the networks they
run on," said
"Enterprises large and small are struggling to keep pace with rapidly
increasing demands for high-performance computing resources," said
"The demand for real-time data today requires a new kind of solution - one that is smarter, faster and more efficient," said Redfox Qiu, general manager of Huawei Server Product Domain. "Mellanox's Switch-IB 2 ensures that the Huawei E9000 is able to truly leverage real-time data processing and deliver improved performance, data analytics and business intelligence to our customers."
"As the technology and data landscape continues to shift, IBM,
"Mellanox's EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand will make an immediate impact for our
customers and for our business with the 100Gb/s interconnect
performance," said Mr.
"As more clients harvest benefit from high performance computing, data analytics and business intelligence the demands for lightning fast, intelligent and efficient switching solutions increase," said Scott Tease, executive director, worldwide Hyperscale and HPC Enterprise Business at Lenovo. "Lenovo server and storage solutions interconnected with the new Mellanox Switch-IB 2 will drive better application performance and allow real-time processing of data delivering immediate results for our client."
"Today's data center must handle application workloads of unparalleled
magnitudes. In order to meet these exponential demands, they require
architectures that are compatible, extremely reliable and feature the
highest level of ultra-efficient scalability," said
"SGI is committed to delivering outstanding application performance
across a wide range of vertical markets to solve the biggest problems
facing the world today. Pairing SGI® ICE™ XA with Mellanox's Switch-IB 2
furthers this vision by dramatically increasing performance and allowing
today's powerful supercomputers to process massive amounts of data in
real time," said
"A huge need for today's HPC compute-intensive applications is being
able to scale with the highest performance and efficiency," said
"Supermicro's high-performance computing solutions are optimized to
deliver maximum end-to-end performance and with
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