Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mellanox Advances Remote Direct Memory Access over Ethernet

Mellanox Technologies released new software drivers for RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet).

The new drivers simplify RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) deployments on Ethernet networks and enable high-end performance using RoCE, without requiring the network to be configured for lossless operation.

“RoCE has built-in error recovery mechanisms and while a lossless network has never been a strict requirement, customers typically configure their networks to prevent packet loss and ensure the best performance,” said Michael Kagan, chief technology officer, Mellanox. “The new software supports our latest 10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gb/s Ethernet adapters and is completely compatible with the RoCE specification. This new software eliminates any special lossy network configuration requirements.”

“Microsoft deploys an advanced datacenter infrastructure delivering an enterprise-grade intelligent cloud platform to our customers,” said Albert Greenberg, Distinguished Engineer, Network Development, Microsoft Corp. “We’re encouraged to see the continued development and evolution of the RoCE technology. RoCE is an example of one of the advanced networking solutions that helps enable Microsoft Azure to deliver cloud services to our customers with superb flexibility, performance, and reliability.”

http://www.mellanox.com

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