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Maximizing the Compute Power

Gilad Shainer

2006 Wolfram Technology Conference
Conference location

Champaign, IL

Use of clustered commodity servers offers tremendous price/performance benefits, unparalleled flexibility in deployment, and long-term maintenance. Mellanox Technologies, the leader of industry-standard, InfiniBand-based silicon and system solutions, provides a commodity high-performance interconnect fabric, which maximizes the technical cluster utilization and efficiency. To enable distributed computing transparently, technical high-performance computing applications require four key characteristics from the interconnect connecting the server-to-server and server-to-storage: highest bandwidth, lowest latency, a fully transport offload, and flexibility between transport options. Transport offload is essential in order to maximize the compute power from the compute resources, while the transport flexibility (RDMA and Send/Receive) provides dynamic optimization of the compute resources according to the application needs. Mellanox InfiniBand was designed to provide unparallel cluster efficiency for reducing applications run time and enabling more jobs to be executed at a given time, resulting in shorter time from project definition to available products.

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Mellanox, Infiniband

Mellanox - Wolfram Conference.ppt (6.4 MB) - Microsoft Powerpoint document