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Mellanox ConnectX-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand Adapters Available through HP

By DE Editors

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. has announced its ConnectX-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapter cards are available now for HP ProLiant BL, DL, and SL series servers, as well as HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures. Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapter cards with CORE-Direct enable improvements in application performance and scalability, and help increase the productivity of HP-based compute clusters.

Mellanox ConnectX-2 is processes in-hardware application communications frequently used by scientific simulation for data broadcast, global synchronization, and data collection. By offloading these collectives communication, ConnectX-2 adapters help to reduce simulation completion time by accelerating the synchronization process and freeing up CPU cycles to work on the simulation, thus enabling greater scalability by eliminating system jitter and noise.

“As supercomputers increase in size from mere thousands to hundreds-of-thousands of processor cores, new performance and scalability challenges have emerged,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The combination of Mellanox ConnectX-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters with CORE-Directapplication interprocessor communication offload and HP ProLiant servers provide end-customers with the highest performance, efficiency, and scalability for their next-generation, high-processor node count supercomputer.”

ConnectX-2 adapter cards are available now through HP.

For more information, visit Mellanox Technologies.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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