InfiniBand Leads TOP500 as Most Used Interconnect Technology for High-Performance Computing
FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand delivers record system efficiency (99.8
percent), and is the most used InfiniBand technology on the TOP500
LEIPZIG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of
end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage
systems, today announced that InfiniBand is the most deployed
interconnect solution on the TOP500 list of supercomputers. The number
of InfiniBand-based supercomputers increased 8.3 percent year-over-year
to 222, representing 44.4 percent of the TOP500. Mellanox InfiniBand is
the only Petascale-proven, standard interconnect solution, connecting 24
out of the 48 Petaflop capable systems on the list. Overall, the number
of Mellanox FDR InfiniBand connected systems grew 1.9X from June 2013 to
June 2014, connecting 127 systems, showing the increased demand for
higher performance, scalability and efficiency.
Mellanox Connect-IB® and ConnectX®-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and
SwitchX®-2-based switch systems optimize server and storage performance
and provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect
for the world's fastest supercomputers. The advanced offloads and
accelerations within Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions enable the
most performance-efficient systems on the TOP500 list with a record 99.8
percent system efficiency.
"We live in a world of data and moving data faster is essential for
using data," said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox
Technologies. "Our leading FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions deliver the
highest system utilization as well as accelerate the fastest InfiniBand
systems on the new June 2014 TOP500 list. We look forward to further
enable the most efficient compute and storage platforms for
high-performance, cloud, Web 2.0, database, big data and storage
Published twice a year and publicly available at www.top500.org,
the TOP500 list ranks the world's most powerful computer systems
according to the Linpack benchmark rating system.
Highlights of InfiniBand usage on the June 2014 TOP500 list include:
FDR InfiniBand is the fastest growing interconnect technology on the
TOP500 with 127 systems, a 1.9X increase in the number of systems
versus the June 2013 TOP500 list.
InfiniBand connects 50 percent of the world's most powerful Petaflop
systems on the list.
Mellanox FDR InfiniBand provides the highest system utilization on the
TOP500, achieving 99.8 percent system utilization.
InfiniBand enables 24 out of the 25 most efficient systems, and the
top 17 most efficient systems.
InfiniBand accelerates 222 systems in the TOP500, 44.4 percent of the
InfiniBand is the most used interconnect in the TOP100 with 52
percent, in the TOP200 with 52 percent, in the TOP300 with 51 percent
and in the TOP400 systems with 46.5 percent.
InfiniBand systems account for 2.2X the performance of Ethernet
InfiniBand connects 3.5X the number of Cray based systems in the
TOP100, 6.7X in TOP500.
Clusters continue to be the dominant system architecture with 85
percent of the TOP500 list.
Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand scalable HPC solutions accelerate 81
percent of the accelerator-based systems.
Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect solutions present in the TOP500 are
used by a diverse list of applications from large-scale,
high-performance computing to commercial, technical computing, cloud
computing, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centers.
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 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, Connect-IB, ConnectX, and SwitchX are registered trademarks of
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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