Welcome!

News Feed Item

HPC Advisory Council Showcases World’s First FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Demonstration at ISC’11

ISC’11 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced it will showcase the world’s first FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand during the ISC’11 conference in Hamburg, Germany from June 20-22. The demonstration is part of the HPC Advisory Council activities of hosting and organizing new technology demonstrations at leading HPC conferences that demonstrate new solutions which will influence future HPC systems in term of performance, scalability and utilization. The 56Gb/s InfiniBand demonstration will connect participating exhibitors on the ISC’11 showroom floor as part of the HPC Advisory Council ISCnet network. The ISCnet network provides organizations with fast interconnect connectivity between their booths on the show floor to demonstrate various HPC applications, and new developments and products.

The FDR InfiniBand network will include dedicated and distributed clusters as well as a Lustre-based storage system. Multiple applications will be demonstrated, including high-speed visualizations. The following HPC Council member organizations have contributed and are participating in the world’s first FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand ISCnet demonstration: AMD, Corning Cable Systems, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, HPC Advisory Council, MEGWARE, Mellanox Technologies, Microsoft, OFS, Scalable Graphics, Supermicro and Xyratex.

“The HPC Advisory Council is committed to furthering HPC outreach and enhancing education through various activities such as demonstrations that showcase the next generation of HPC technologies and usage,” said Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman. “The Council, in collaboration with the ISC organizers, is very pleased to demonstrate the world’s first FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand technology across the exhibition floor.”

“Having new technologies such as FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand debut at ISC’11 is a true testament to the cutting-edge technology that is presented each year at our internal event,” said Dr. Hans Meuer, ISC General Chair and Managing Director of Prometeus GmbH. “We applaud the HPC Advisory Council’s commitment and effort on delivering exciting and new high-performance demonstrations each year at ISC that showcase the possibilities of new and emerging technologies.”

“We are excited to be working with the HPC Advisory Council on the world’s first demonstration of the FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand to showcase the emerging technologies that are providing the fast bandwidth needed for improved infrastructure performance and throughput,” said Patricia Harrell, Director, HPC and Firestream, AMD. “By using AMD Opteron™ 6100 Series processors and AMD FirePro™ graphics, the FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand can support the demands of processing greater amounts of data in real-time for high performance, grid and cloud computing environments that require higher speed interconnects.”

“Scalable Graphics, as a member of the Council, is proud to provide the content for the FRD 56Gb/s InfiniBand ISCnet demonstration,” said Christophe Mion, Chief Technical Officer at Scalable Graphics. “Indeed, the new FDR InfiniBand is a step further for our Direct Transport Compositor image compositing software to handle higher resolution 3D images. We can now address the new 4K and above projectors from the Virtual Reality and Digital Cinema industries, with an image quality and a high refresh rate never seen before.”

“Supermicro is pleased to take part in the world’s first FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand demonstration organized by the HPC Advisory Council by hosting a Mellanox 56Gb/s switch at ISC’11,” said Dr. Tau Leng, GM of HPC Solutions at Super Micro Computer, Inc. “Our close collaboration with the HPC Advisory Council and its member organization enables us to rapidly integrate Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s and future InfiniBand specifications into our evolving server platforms. Our InfiniBand enhanced HPC solutions provide HPC communities with the latest in advanced interconnect technology and peak levels of performance and efficiency.”

“Xyratex is extremely pleased to contribute and support the HPC Advisory Council in demonstrating this important milestone in InfiniBand technology at ISC’11,” said Michael K. Connolly, Partner and Alliances Development Manager for Xyratex Networked Storage Solutions. “With our recent introduction of the ClusterStor™ 3000, Xyratex has made a significant investment in the HPC market and InfiniBand technology. Our products and competencies mirror the core features of InfiniBand including high throughput, failover, quality of service, and scalability. Xyratex recognizes the long-term importance of InfiniBand to the HPC and Enterprise community with our continued development roadmaps embracing the technology.”

Visit the HPC Advisory Council at ISC’11 (June 20-22, 2011)

Visit the HPC Advisory Council at booth #831 to learn more about the organization’s worldwide HPC training, best practices, workshops and educational outreach programs. In addition, find out more about how you and your organization can join the growing list of companies and end-user organizations in the HPC Advisory Council.

Supporting Resources:

About the HPC Advisory Council

The HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products. For more information about the HPC Advisory Council, please visit www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, will introduce two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Golden Gate University will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Since 1901, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in law, taxation, business and related professions. Many of its courses are taug...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single-threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Dave Martin, Product owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how ...
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, discussed solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. H...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
Any startup has to have a clear go –to-market strategy from the beginning. Similarly, any data science project has to have a go to production strategy from its first days, so it could go beyond proof-of-concept. Machine learning and artificial intelligence in production would result in hundreds of training pipelines and machine learning models that are continuously revised by teams of data scientists and seamlessly connected with web applications for tenants and users.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage ...
IT organizations are moving to the cloud in hopes to approve efficiency, increase agility and save money. Migrating workloads might seem like a simple task, but what many businesses don’t realize is that application migration criteria differs across organizations, making it difficult for architects to arrive at an accurate TCO number. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO of CloudHealth Technologies, will offer a systematic approach to understanding the TCO of a cloud application...
With Cloud Foundry you can easily deploy and use apps utilizing websocket technology, but not everybody realizes that scaling them out is not that trivial. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Roman Swoszowski, CTO and VP, Cloud Foundry Services, at Grape Up, will show you an example of how to deal with this issue. He will demonstrate a cloud-native Spring Boot app running in Cloud Foundry and communicating with clients over websocket protocol that can be easily scaled horizontally and coordinate...