International Supercomputing Conference 2011, HAMBURG, GERMANY: Mellanox Technologies Ltd, a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage systems, announced that its recently introduced end-to-end FDR InfiniBand connectivity products have been selected by the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) to provide world-leading connectivity performance for its upcoming SuperMUC supercomputer.
Scheduled for full deployment in 2012, the SuperMUC system will utilize the performance power of IBM servers with onboard Mellanox FDR ConnectX®-3 InfiniBand mezzanine adapters and next-generation Intel Xeon processors, all connected and managed via 36-port and 648-port Mellanox FDR InfiniBand switches, software and copper and fiber cables.
“Implementing over 110,000 processor cores in a single system requires an efficient interconnect with industry-leading performance and scalability,” said Dr. Herbert Huber, head of the HPC system management group at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre. “Utilizing Mellanox’s FDR InfiniBand, the SuperMUC system will provide the European science community with world-class supercomputing performance for their most compute-demanding simulations.”
“We are proud to have our end-to-end FDR InfiniBand products selected by the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre for their next-generation Petaflop supercomputer,” said John Monson, VP of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox FDR InfiniBand technology delivers the needed performance, efficiency and scalability for building the next generation of leading HPC platforms, and will set the standard for Exascale computing.”
Mellanox’s next-generation ConnectX-3 FDR InfiniBand adapters, SX-6000 series switch systems, Unified Fabric Manager (UFM), Mellanox OS (MLNX-OS), software accelerators and FDR copper and fiber cables deliver the highest level of networking performance while reducing system power consumption. The combination enables cost-effective networking topologies for high-performance computing, financial services, database, Web 2.0, virtualized data centers, and cloud computing.