Monday, January 12, 2015

Mellanox Supplies Open Ethernet to Monash University

Mellanox will supply its CloudX platform to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

The deployment, which is on Mellanox’s SwitchX-2 SX1036 Open Ethernet switches, ConnectX-3 NICs and LinkX cables will provide the fabric for Monash's new cloud data center. The cloud utilizes Mellanox end-to-end 10, 40, and 56Gb/s Ethernet solutions as part of a nationwide initiative to create an open and global cloud infrastructure.


Mellanox said the university selected its RDMA-capable Ethernet technology due to its performance scalability and cloud efficiency improvements. The university’s cloud node, R@CMon, is part of The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Project. The fabric tightly integrates Ceph and Lustre storage with the cloud, meeting the needs of block, object and applications workloads as one converged fabric.

“The Mellanox CloudX platform enables application defined back-planning, where researchers orchestrate all the various components – cloud, HPC and software – into their own 21st century microscope within our data center,” said Steve Quenette, deputy director of the Monash eResearch Centre. “Mellanox Open Ethernet solutions give us the flexibility and the freedom to optimize the interconnect infrastructure for our needs and to ensure that we will be able to cope with the increase in data, compute and storage requirements of our users.”

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