The news from the International Supercomputing Conference

Last week, Mellanox launched the new InfiniBand QDR 40Gb/s silicon solution, with an incredible number of vendors showing demos in their booths, running applications from ANSYS Fluent and Scalable Graphics: Appro, Bull, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Supermicro, TYAN, and Voltaire all participated. Mellanox hosted a special cocktail to celebrate 40Gb/s InfiniBand, which was the highlight of the first day (Tuesday).

Gilad Shainer celebrating InfiniBand QDR with Prof. Dr. Hans Meuer

Picture: Gilad Shainer celebrating InfiniBand QDR with Prof. Dr. Hans Meuer

The new Top500 list was revealed on Wed, introducing the new #1 fastest supercomputer on the Top500, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Roadrunner – the world’s first Petaflop supercomputer. Built by IBM and housed at NNSA’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Roadrunner’s performance is more than double the performance of the next leading contender on the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers. Roadrunner utilizes Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand 20Gb/s interconnect to provide its amazing performance capabilities. There are 5 InfiniBand-based systems on the Top10, including Ranger (build by Sun and hosted at the Texas Advanced Computing Center).

Gilad Shainer
Mellanox Technologies

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