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InfiniBand Trade Association E-Newsletter


Member Announcements
IBTA Plugfest, October 20-31, 2014
Upcoming Industry Events

IBTA Plugfest
October 20 – 31, 2014

Nov 16 – 21, 2014


Check out the latest happenings within the IBTA and InfiniBand community by viewing our blog.

October 2014

Member Announcements

Mellanox InfiniBand Powers Top European High Performance Computing Centers

NSC Sweden and Meteo France adopted IBTA member, Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand in an effort to optimize data-intensive application performance and efficiency. NSC is a part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) providing high-performance hardware facilities to research and development activities in academia, defense and weather services. NSC currently has 40,000 plus cores of computing servers in seven individual clusters, each supported by Mellanox InfiniBand solutions. Meteo France specializes in European meteorology and climatology, providing precise climate models and weather forecasts, which focus on severe weather situations that have a significant impact on both safety and the economy. FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand allows Meteo France to run ensemble forecasts – many simulations for one meteorological event – to more accurately determine the location and timing of a specific
weather event.

Read the full press release to learn more.

HP’s Moonshot Scale Leveraged For Transcoding, Web Infrastructure

IBTA member HP launched a new Moonshot server cartridge that comes with a Mellanox dual-port ConnectX-3 network interface. Mellanox ConnectX-3 supports the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) protocol for efficient, ultra low-latency networking.

The new Moonshot m710 cartridge has one processor and 32 GB of 1.6 GHz DDR3 low-voltage memory. Using Linux and Vantrix transcoding software, the m710 cartridge enabled a rack of Moonshot machines with 450 processors to handle 20 times the number of transcoding streams compared to standard Xeon servers lacking GPU acceleration.

Read the full article on Enterprise Tech.

IBTA Plugfest, October 20 – 31, 2014

The IBTA is concluding its bi-annual Plugfest event, an opportunity for participants to measure products for compliance with the InfiniBand architecture specification as well as interoperability with other InfiniBand products. Stay tuned to the IBTA Plugfest website and blog for Plugfest details and results set to release in early 2015.

Upcoming Industry Events

SC14, November 16 – 21, 2014

Below is the full list of IBTA members exhibiting at SC14. Registration and booths are still open, with late registration ending on November 13th. IBTA Marketing Working Group Chair, Bill Lee will be giving several presentations in member booths, including Mellanox and Microsoft booths. Presentations will give an overview of the IBTA, its members, as well as an update on the InfiniBand specification.

IBTA members exhibiting at SC14 include (with booth #s):

  • 3M – #758
  • Applied Micro – #1757
  • Bull – #3331
  • ConnPro Industries Inc. – #858
  • Cray – #2339
  • Finisar Corporation – #2421
  • Fujitsu Limited – #3131
  • Hitachi – #2139
  • HP – #1750
  • IBM – #931
  • Intel – #1215, #1315
  • Mellanox Technologies – #2939
  • Microsoft – #1115
  • Molex – #3639
  • NetApp – #521
  • Oracle – #1615
  • Samtec – #956

To register or find more information, visit the SC14 website.

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