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Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Powers Stampede Supercomputer, Now Fully Deployed at Texas Advanced Computing Center

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 8:30am

One of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world, Stampede utilizes Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand to provide leading scalable performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel -- Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced that its end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand is now deployed and live in the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Stampede is the most powerful supercomputing system in the National Science Foundation Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), and one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world. TACC introduced Stampede to the public on March 27, 2013 .

Stampede integrates thousands of individual Dell servers with Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand SwitchX based switches and ConnectX-3 adapter cards with PCI Express 3.0 to drive performance of nearly 10 petaflops.

"The InfiniBand network was easy to deploy and delivers incredible application performance on a consistent basis," said Tommy Minyard , director of Advanced Computing Systems, TACC. "Utilizing Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand provides us with extremely scalable, high performance — a critical element as Stampede is designed to support hundreds of computationally- and data-intensive science applications from around the United States and the world."

"Stampede is one of the highest profile supercomputers being deployed in 2013," said Gilad Shainer , vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies . "Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand is differentiated by the low latency and accelerated speed which enables the fastest data delivery. With a system the size of Stampede, where scalability is of the greatest of importance, the role of InfiniBand is significant."

Stampede supports national scientific research into weather forecasting, climate modeling, drug discovery and energy exploration and production.

 

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.

Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

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