Monday, April 4, 2016

Mellanox Introduces InfiniBand Router

Mellanox Technologies introduced a new line of InfiniBand router systems based on its Switch-IB switch ASIC and aimed at next generation mega data centers.

The new EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Routers offers 36 EDR 100Gb/s ports, which can be split among six different subnets.

Mellanox said its new InfiniBand Router brings increases resiliency by segregating the data center’s network into several subnets; with each subnet running its own subnet-manager (SM) thereby effectively isolating each subnet, and thus providing better availability and stability. For example, the storage subnets may use a Fat-Tree topology while the compute subnets may use 3D-torus, DragonFly+, Fat-Tree or other topologies that best fit the local application. The SB7780 can also help split the cluster in order to segregate between applications that run best on localized resources and between applications that require a full fabric. The design also enables scaling the fabric up to a virtually unlimited number of nodes.

"The SB7780 InfiniBand Router adds another layer to Mellanox's solutions that pave the road to Exascale solutions," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox. "This new InfiniBand Router gives us the ability to scale up to a virtually unlimited number of nodes and yet sustain the data processing demands of machine learning, IoT, HPC and cloud applications. Mellanox's EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions, together with the SB7780 router, represent the only scalable solution currently available on the market that support these needs."

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Mellanox Intros 100Gbps InfiniBand Switch

Mellanox Technologies introduced its next generation InfiniBand switch for High-Performance Computing, Web 2.0, database and cloud data centers.

The Mellanox Switch-IB 2 is capable of 100 Gbps per port speeds and is the world's first smart network switch that offloads MPI operations from the CPU to the network to deliver 10X performance improvements. It integrates 144 SerDes which can operate at 1Gbps to 25Gbps speeds per lane and delivers 7.02 billion messages-per-second, 90ns switch latency and low power consumption, making Switch-IB 2 the best solution for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0, database and storage centers.

Mellanox said a major innovation is that the switch can manage collective communications (MPI and SHMEM) using embedded hardware, decreading the amount of data traversing the network, reducing application latency with additional benefit of freeing up CPU resources for computation rather than using them to process communication.

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