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The University of Tokyo Selects Mellanox EDR InfiniBand to Accelerate its Newest Supercomputer

2016-07-22 17:58
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--()--Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today its Switch-IB™ 2 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Switch systems and ConnectX®-4 adapters have been chosen by the Information Technology Center at the University of Tokyo to accelerate its new supercomputer for computational science, engineering by large-scale simulations, and data analysis.

“Mellanox’s smart Switch-IB 2 switches enable the University of Tokyo to leverage new in-network computing capabilities, allowing data algorithms to be managed and executed by the network devices,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president, marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “EDR 100G InfiniBand offers world-leading performance, scalability and efficiency enabling the University of Tokyo to be at the forefront of research, and scientific discovery.”

“We are pleased to have installed Mellanox’s InfiniBand high-performance solutions to drive our new integrated supercomputer system,” said Professor Hiroshi Nakamura, Director of the Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo. “Our new system is key to advancing ongoing research and expanding the exciting work being carried out that is leveraging computational science and engineering, computer science, data analysis, and machine learning.”

Mellanox InfiniBand adapters provide the highest performing interconnect solution for High-Performance Computing, Enterprise Data Centers, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, and embedded environments. Mellanox’s Switch-IB™ 2 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switches, the world’s first smart switches, enable in-network computing through the Co-Design SHArP (Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation Protocol) technology. Switch-IB 2 delivers the highest fabric performance available in the market with up to 7Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth, 90ns port-to-port latency and 195 million messages per second per port.

The Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo is one of Japan’s premiere research and educational institutions, armed with the mission of building, and operating large computer systems. It serves as the core institute of the Joint Usage/Research Center for Interdisciplinary Large-scale Information Infrastructures (JHPCN); a group of supercomputer centers across eight leading universities. The new supercomputer will also serve as a test environment for a future supercomputer system that will be tasked with advancing research in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other multifaceted fields of study.

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyperconverged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.

Mellanox and ConnectX-4 are a registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Switch-IB is a trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 

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