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Mellanox EDR InfiniBand Solutions accelerates Kyushu U's supercomputer

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced that RIIT (Research Institute for Information Technology) at the Kyushu University, Japan, will introduce Mellanox EDR InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions for their new supercomputer, a Fujitsu-built system comprised of a PRIMERGY server solution, the company said.

The InfiniBand technology provides the university with smart accelerations, enabling in-network-computing. This ensures faster data processing, higher performance, and efficiency for the various applications workloads. The system is planned to be fully operational by January 2018, and to deliver over 10 Petaflop of peak computing power.

As one of the supercomputing centers for academic research, RIIT at Kyushu University provides high-performance computing resources for study in fluid dynamic analysis, molecular science and other scientific disciplines across Japan. The new supercomputer will address the growing computational needs, and be able to support data-science applications as well.

The Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions enable in-network computing through smart offload engines, including the SHARP, Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction ProtocolTM technology. This technology analyzes data as it being transferred within the network so that a large portion of its burden is offloaded from the communication layers into the network hardware. This results in an order of magnitude applications performance improvement.

Mellanox Technologies is a supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure.