InfiniBand Technology Showcased at SC 2002; Conference Participants Exhibit Latest InfiniBand Products and Clustering Solutions.Business Editors, Technology Writers
BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2002
The momentum behind InfiniBand(R) architecture continues this week at SC 2002 as leading InfiniBand Trade Association The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) is the standards organization that defines and maintains the InfiniBand specification. It is an industry consortium.
The IBTA was established in 1999, and its most prominent members include Cisco, IBM, Intel, Mellanox, QLogic, Sun and members showcase the power of InfiniBand clustered solutions.
The strong industry presence for InfiniBand solutions at SC 2002 underscores InfiniBand architecture's emergence as the industry standard, high performance compute cluster interconnect. Trade Association members demonstrating at the event include: InfiniCon (booth 210), InfiniSwitch (R501,1219, 1453 and 1903), Intel (1835), JNI (Java Native Interface) A programming interface (API) in Sun's Java Virtual Machine used for calling native platform elements such as GUI routines. RNI (Raw Native Interface) is the JNI counterpart in Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine.
JNI - Java Native Interface (1845), Lane15 (1743), Mellanox (1453, 1743, 1835, 1845, 1022, 1903 and 1935), MPI MPI - Message Passing Interface Software (1903), Paceline (110 and 1903), TopSpin (1903) and Yotta Yotta (2109).
"InfiniBand architecture is a great fit for HPC (Handheld PC) A palmtop computer that weighs less than one pound and runs specialized versions of popular applications. Microsoft coined the term for its Windows CE operating system, which is an abbreviated version of Windows. See Pocket PC. cluster interconnect requirements," said Dave Dale, Industry Evangelist, Network Appliance. "By delivering superior I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output performance on an industry standard interconnect, InfiniBand architecture delivers a price/performance breakthrough for HPC customers. We expect that widespread MPI protocol support from the leading suppliers will ensure that InfiniBand fabric connectivity continues its meteoric me·te·or·ic
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2. Of or relating to the earth's atmosphere.
3. success in the HPC arena."
At SC 2002
Demonstrations featuring InfiniBand architecture include fabrics from HPC customers such as Ames Laboratories, Cornell Theory Center Cornell Theory Center - (CTC) One of four supercomputing centers funded by the US National Science Foundation. The CTC also receives funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health, New York State, IBM Corporation, and other members of the , Los Alamos Labs, NCSA (1) (National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana-Champaign, IL, www.ncsa.uiuc.edu) A high-performance computing facility located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. , Ohio State University Ohio State University, main campus at Columbus; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1870, opened 1873 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1878. There are also campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark. and Sandia Labs and leading HPC players ABBA Technology, Appro International, Intel, JNI, Lane15 Software, MicroWay, MPI Software, Rack Saver, Sicorp, and TopSpin. The event also features additions to InfiniBand availability with new product announcements from companies including, JNI, Paceline, and TopSpin. InfiniBand architecture has already been deployed in multiple clusters with performance of up to eight times that of Ethernet or three times that of proprietary HPC interconnects (Source: Mellanox Technologies). Additionally, the first InfiniBand benchmarks will be highlighted at the event, with the Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation (NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) Parallel benchmarks showing near linear scalability of an InfiniBand cluster. (Source: Lane15 Software.)
About InfiniBand(R) Trade Association
The Internet is creating an increased demand for server computer I/O subsystem performance, scalability, reliability and flexibility. A shift to a switched fabric-based I/O architecture will enable industry participants to meet this increased demand. The InfiniBand Trade Association developed a specification for a channel-based, switched fabric architecture that provides a scalable performance range of 500Mbyte/s to 6 Gbyte/s, meeting the needs from entry level to high-end enterprise systems. InfiniBand Trade Association represents the industry's choice for developing I/O technologies that will keep pace with the demands of the Internet age.
About SC 2002
This 15th Annual SC conference brings together a worldwide community to celebrate its achievements and envision the future of high performance computing, networking, and data technologies. The theme, "From Terabytes to Insights," emphasizes the opportunity to use technology to transform an ever-increasing flow of data into the knowledge that will impact education, science, business, government, and every aspect of society.
InfiniBand(TM/(R)) is a trademark and registered mark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.