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Dell launches SwitchIB-2: One Step Closer to Exascale Computing

Dell will be once again demonstrating its HPC leadership with the release of Mellanox SwitchIB-2 featuring Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)™ technology. Mellanox and Dell have a long history delivering HPC solutions and are partners in many of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world. These supercomputers utilize InfiniBand infrastructure from Mellanox and PowerEdge […]

Becoming Familiar with the Mellanox “Smart Interconnect”

Mellanox is renowned for furthering development toward a more effective and efficient interconnect, and today we’re weaving intelligence into the interconnect fabric, improving our acceleration engines, and adding  improved capabilities that further remove communication tasks from the CPU and dramatically increase system efficiency. Historically, increases in performance have been achieved around a CPU-centric mindset, with […]

One Step Closer to Exascale Computing: Switch-IB 2 & SHARP Technology

A typical metric used to evaluate network performance is its latency for point-to-point communications.  But more important, and sometimes overlooked, is the latency for collective communications, such as barrier synchronization used to synchronize a set of processes, and all-reduce, used to perform distributed reductions.  For many High-Performance-Computing applications, the performance of such collective operations play […]