Tag Archives: Cloud computing

Best Smart NICs for Building the Smart Cloud: PART I

The Best SmartNIC for the Cloud Enables software-defined, hardware-accelerated networking for a high performance SmartNIC with programmable flexibility

The Smart Cloud is here and it needs the Best Smart NICs Amazon recently announced that Alexa, the smart personal voice assistant is coming out of a small desktop gadget (pick your flavor: echo dot, spot, hub, show, etc.) and getting into the very fabric of our life. Anything and everything is getting an Alexa boost […]

What Is a SmartNIC?

Everyone is talking about SmartNICs but without ever answering one simple question: what is a “SmartNIC” and what do they do? Now a NIC of course stands for a “Network Interface Card”; practically speaking a NIC is a PCIe card that plugs into server or storage box to enable connectivity to an Ethernet network. A […]

Foreshadowing the Future of Security Meltdowns and the Spectre of a Breach

Foreshadow CPU vulnerability threatens host-based security model

Here we go again… Only 8 months after the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed, researchers have published Foreshadow, another related attack vector that exploits “Speculative Execution”. This one goes after the “SGX” (Software Guard Extensions) secure enclave feature built into newer Intel processors since the Skylake series. This is very serious, as it […]

Rett Syndrome Awareness: HPC and Cloud Technologies Giving Hope to the Silent Angels and those with Rare Diseases

In October, we paid tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness and with it, the brave souls that battle breast cancer, a disease that receives a huge amount of media attention. It is small wonder because in 2017, it’s estimated that about 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers. There is even talk of a […]

Mellanox Networking is Everywhere at OCP Summit, Showcases Cloud Infrastructure Efficiency with Microsoft SONiC and Many More!

Every IT organization is on a continuous search for ways to become more efficient and to lower costs. For more than a decade, large “hyperscale” and Web2.0 companies (think Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon) have set the gold standard for deploying the most efficient datacenters. Until very recently, the key to their success was kept […]

How to Get 100G Performance Out of Your 100GbE SDN

The high bandwidth requirements of modern data centers are driven by the demands of business applications, data explosion, and the much faster storage devices available today. For example, to utilize a 100GbE link, you needed 250 hard drives in the past, while today, you need only three NVMe SSDs. After investing in the most advanced […]

Fighting Distributed Attacks (DDoS) with Distributed Defense

Part 1: The DDoS Threat and Changing Landscape of Protection Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for quite a while and their profile was raised again last month when Dyn Inc., one of the largest DNS provider sites, was hit with a very large scale (tens of millions of zombie agents) attack […]

Mellanox Technologies Honored with Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference

At SC 16, Mellanox’s commitment to innovation and dedication to cultivating the HPC community has led to multiple honors, including outstanding leadership in HPC.  The Company was honored with six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. The six awards span a variety of categories and acknowledge the company’s achievements in delivering high-performance interconnect technology that […]

Mellanox Takes Supercomputing16 by Storm

Although activities have been going on for a few days now, Supercomputing 16 officially opened last night in chilly Salt Lake City, Utah with Mellanox Technologies leading the charge. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the week starting with today’s milestones and several key announcements. Today’s highlights include: Big news from the TOP500 Supercomputers list […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 3

Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 1 and Part 2.   In part II of this SDN blog series, Innovations that can Move SDN from Depths of Disillusionment to Peak of Enlightenment, I discussed some of the technologies that can significantly improve total infrastructure efficiency, operational simplicity and deployment flexibility. In this blog, I […]