Feeding the Data Beast with PCIe 4.0

Summary Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Machines, containerization, and 5G mobile wireless networks are key drivers for next-generation high-performance systems. However, current servers with PCIe Express (PCIe) 3.0 require wide busses to keep up with the latest Ethernet or InfiniBand speeds or with the performance demands of new NVMe solid-state drives (SSD). For example, the bandwidth of […]

Call Me Stupid…But as Moore’s Law Ends, All I Hear is Tock, Tock, Tock

At the recent Silicon 100 Summit Intel senior vice president Jim Keller gave a keynote titled: “Moore’s Law isn’t dead and if you think that, you’re stupid.” Well, then call me stupid because I’ve been arguing for several years that Moore’s Law is dying; and making the case that this will have a profound impact […]

Mellanox Accelerates Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Networking for the Hybrid Cloud Era

Mellanox and Red Hat announce the next generation enterprise Linux OS for the hyrbid-cloud era.

A few weeks ago, Mellanox was excited to witness the standing ovation at Red Hat Summit as the Red Hat team released their next-generation enterprise Linux OS for general availability. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 brings numerous groundbreaking enhancements and innovations. Primarily, it is the operating system redesigned for the hybrid cloud era – […]

Exadata Continues its Successful Journey over InfiniBand

On September 2008 at Oracle Open World, Larry Ellison announced Oracle’s first Database appliance that enables 10X to 100X speedup for data warehousing (at that time HP servers have been used). In his presentation Larry mentioned that Exadata runs over InfiniBand and emphasized the competitive advantages it enables, by saying “everybody runs over 10Gb/s Ethernet, […]

What Just Happened? Mellanox’s New Advanced Streaming Telemetry with Real Time Network Visibility

Let’s talk about network streaming telemetry and why you need it.  If you ever had problems trying to recreate issues, or had a tough time figuring out why you were seeing packet loss, or if you are a network admin who has ever been blamed for an application outage or a server or storage performance […]

Keeping it Fast and Cool with Liquid Cooling

Mellanox announced liquid cooled adapters for Lenovo systems

We live in a time where everything is expected to be done quickly; we praise the fastest race cars, the fastest airplanes, the fastest swimmer, fastest sprinter… the list goes on and on. There are countless movies, TV shows and advertisements that try to tap into the human obsession with speed. This same obsession is […]

World-Record Setting Performance Achieved Through Simplicity

NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD features Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s on the 2019 Top 500 Supercomputers

While Mellanox continues its leadership as the standard interconnect provider for the most powerful research and commercial based supercomputers around the world, imagine deploying a world-record setting supercomputer using standard components in just a few weeks. In the June 2019 TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, NVIDIA’s latest supercomputer is based on the […]

Deep Learning Infrastructure built right

In any good system design, it is important to maximize the performance of the most critical (and often the most expensive) component. In the case of Deep Learning infrastructures, the performance of the specialized compute elements such as GPUs must be maximized. GPUs have improved compute performance 300-fold! Even so, deep learning training workloads are […]

Network Telemetry Will Never Be the Same

1990-2019 You get “The call”, a service is down, you know the drill: “is it a networking problem or am I being blamed due to some server/storage failure? And the race begins, you know the network is probably fine but till you prove it, you will be the one responsible for your company losing money, […]

Mellanox Introduces 200G InfiniBand H-Cable Active Optical Cables Cross-Connect Splitter

Mellanox Active Optical Cable (AOC) for 200G HDR, also known as “H-Cables”

The Mellanox LinkX Interconnects group introduced a new type of Active Optical Cable (AOC) for 200G HDR (High Data Rate) InfiniBand systems called the “H-Cable”. Named because of its shape that enables cross connecting up to four InfiniBand switches (or ports) together using – a single cable! These unique active optical cables enable saving considerable […]