Category Archives: RDMA

Mellanox Accelerates Apache Spark Performance with RDMA and RoCE Technologies

Looking back over the last decade, Apache Spark has really disrupted big data processing and analytics in many ways. With its vibrant ecosystem, Spark, a high-performance analytics engine for big data processing, is the most active Apache open- source project. Key factors driving Spark enterprise adoption are unmatched performance, simple programming and general-purpose analytics over […]

Boosting Performance With RDMA – A Case Study

The following is a guest blog by E8 Storage. E8 Storage recently published the Deploying E8 Storage with IBM Spectrum Scale white paper to demonstrate the simplest and most straightforward way to deploy E8 Storage as the underlying storage for an IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly known as GPFS) cluster.  In that paper, we covered how to […]

Double Your Network File System (NFS) Performance with RDMA-Enabled Networking

Network File System (NFS) is a ubiquitous component of most modern clusters. It was originally designed as a work-group filesystem, making a central file store available to and shared among a number of client servers. Later, as NFS became more popular, mission-critical applications were running over NFS and high-speed access to storage became paramount, higher […]

Mellanox: First to Fast at Dell EMC World 2017 – Pick your Dell Server, We’ve got your Networking Needs Covered

Mellanox will be showcasing Dell sever solutions at Dell/EMC World, May 8-11, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV. We will be at booth #1549 and invite you to drop by and see for yourself demo of our data center networking solutions that will include: Spectrum 100GbE switch, ConnectX-5, ConnectX-4, ConnectX-4 Lx and Dell […]

Accelerating Artificial Intelligence over High Performance Network

Last year, on November 10, 2016, IBM announced: Tencent Cloud Joins IBM and Mellanox to Break Data Sorting World Records. In that press release, IBM mentioned that when running over high speed network, at 100Gb/s, the Tencent Cloud established four world records by winning the GraySort and MinuteSort categories at the renowned Sort Benchmark Contest […]

Excelero Unites NVMe Over Fabrics With Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Two Hot IT Topics Standing Alone, Until Now… Two of the hottest topics and IT trends right now are hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMe-oF).  The hotness of HCI is evident in the IPO of Nutanix in September and HPE’s acquisition of Simplivity in January 2017. The interest in NVMe-oF has been astounding […]

Using InfiniBand as a Unified Cluster and Storage Fabric

InfiniBand has been the superior interconnect technology for HPC since it was first introduced in 2001, leading with the highest bandwidth and lowest latency year after year.  Although, it was originally designed and ideal for inter-process communications, what many people may not realize is that InfiniBand brings advantages to nearly every use for an interconnect […]

Mellanox Beijing hosts first Machine Learning & Big Data Workshop, Fosters Collaboration

Buckle your seatbelt. We are in the middle of a historic moment. A decade ago, seemingly in a galaxy far, far away, there used to the universe where we would need to program a computer so that it knew how to do things. We are however in a rouge reality now where machines can learn […]

2017 Prediction – Networking will take Clouds to New Levels of Efficiency

At the dawn of the 21st century, and in order to meet the market demand, data center architects started to move away from the traditional scale-up architecture, which suffered from a limited and expensive scalability, to a scale-out architecture. Looking backward, it was the right direction to take, since that the ongoing growth of data […]

Storage Predictions for 2017

Looking at what’s to come for storage in 2017, I find three simple and easy predictions which lead to three more complex predictions.  Let’s start with the easy ones: Flash keeps taking over NVMe over Fabrics remains the hottest storage technology Cloud continues to eat the world of IT   Flash keeps taking over Every […]