InfiniCon Systems Showcases Power and Scale Of InfiniBand Architecture at SuperComputing 2003.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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Leading Provider of 10Gbps Networking Infrastructure Collaborates with AMD, Intel, Mellanox, Nexcom, Raytheon, Sun, and Others For High Performance Computing, I/O Virtualization, And Dense Computing Demonstrations
InfiniCon Systems, the premier provider of shared 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 and switching solutions for next-generation server networks, announced today a series of demonstrations to be done in partnership with leading industry vendors to showcase the unmatched networking advantages of the InfiniBand(R) Architecture at SuperComputing 2003, November 17-20 (Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix /ˈfiːˌnɪks/ (English: Phoenix, Navajo: Hoozdo, lit. "the place is hot", Western Apache: Fiinigis) is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. ).
InfiniCon's InfinIO(TM) family of InfiniBand-based solutions - which provides a 10Gbps, low-latency infrastructure for building ultra-scalable computing fabrics, in addition to offering seamless access to existing Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks - is featured in the following demonstrations:
-- High Performance Computing: "Teraflops Off the Shelf"
(Mellanox Booth # 1011)
InfiniCon's switching and host channel adapter technology are part of a heterogeneous fabric supporting a 192-node, Intel- Xeon based cluster that demonstrates InfiniBand's unparalleled performance and power as an 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. interconnect. Being touted as "Teraflops Off the Shelf," the milestone demonstration utilizes industry-standard components and open source applications from ATI (ATI Technologies Inc., Markham Ontario, http://ati.amd.com) A leading manufacturer of graphics chips and display adapters. Founded in 1985 by K. Y. Ho, Benny Lau and Lee Lau, ATI chips and boards are widely used by OEMs. , Callident, Ciara, InfiniCon, Intel, Mellanox, OSU (Open Source UNIX) Refers to the Unix variants that are maintained as open source, which were primarily BSD Unix and Linux until Sun made its Solaris operating system open source in 2005. , Sandia, SourceForge, Raritan, Rackable Systems, Topspin, and Voltaire to achieve teraflop (unit) teraflop - 10^12 flops.
Intel beat Hitachi to the record of 1.06 teraflops, on 04 Dec 1996, unofficially in Beverton, Oregon, using 7264 Pentium Pro chips. computing (1 trillion mathematical operations per second) easily and inexpensively.
-- Database Clustering with Integrated Network A network that supports both data and voice and/or different networking protocols. See converged network and new public network. Gateways (Sun
Booth # 623)
InfiniCon's InfinIO technology is featured in a demonstration with Sun Fire(TM) V60x Linux Xeon servers clustered to run an IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) DB2 database application. Through integrated Fibre Channel and Ethernet gateways provided with InfiniCon's switch infrastructure, the InfiniBand-enabled Sun servers will also attach seamlessly to external storage and network clients, illustrating InfiniBand's capability to consolidate I/O over one high-bandwidth connection.
-- Grid Computing grid computing, the concurrent application of the processing and data storage resources of many computers in a network to a single problem. It also can be used for load balancing as well as high availability by employing multiple computers—typically personal (Raytheon Booth # 829)
InfiniCon's InfinIO 3000 Switch is providing a 10Gbps InfiniBand interconnect for a 16-node cluster (Appro's HyperBlade Cluster) that is part of Raytheon's demonstration of its Grid Broker web portal See portal. for managing grid computing resources. Grid Broker - which enables users to submit, monitor, and view the results of computing tasks in queue - will be interfacing four distributed clusters at SC2003 containing a total of 224 processors.
-- High Performance Computing Cluster (AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips. Booth # 2219)
InfiniCon's InfinIO 2000 Switch is providing a 10Gbps interconnect for an 8-node, Opteron-based server cluster running an HPC weather modeling application via cluster management software from Aspen Systems.
-- Dense Computing and Data Center Consolidation (InfiniCon Booth
InfiniCon's InfinIO 7000 Shared I/O and Clustering System, along with Host Channel Adapter technology from Agilent Technologies This article needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , is being integrated with Nexcom's NexBlade HS416 Blade Server (Dual Xeon processors) to demonstrate InfiniBand's complementary advantages for hyperdense computing applications. The InfinIO 7000 will provide the 10Gbps InfiniBand interconnect for an 8-blade cluster, as well as integrated I/O gateways that connect the cluster to network and storage resources. Because it removes the I/O system from server architectures, the InfinIO 7000 enables blade vendors such as Nexcom to design density form factors that are not burdened by masses of complex cabling - a major issue when configuring blades to support multiple rack applications.
"Blade computing deployed with an InfiniBand interconnect creates an extremely cost-effective way to deliver slices of processing power, consolidate data center infrastructure, and streamline management," stated InfiniCon chief executive officer, Charles Foley. "This level of integration and synergy between an emerging computing form and a flexible infrastructure technology make possible the shift to virtualized computing, where resources that were previously siloed can now behave and be managed as a single, powerful system."
-- InfiniBand Benchmark (Ames Scalable Computing Laboratory, Iowa
State University, Booth # 329)
InfiniCon's InfinIO 2000 Switch is providing the 10Gbps interconnect for a 6-node cluster in a benchmarking demo that features Dell 2650 servers as well as Opteron-based servers. NetPIPE - a protocol independent performance tool developed by Ames Laboratory to visually represent network performance under a variety of conditions - will provide a comparison of InfiniBand versus alternative cluster interconnects.
About InfiniCon Systems
Leveraging the breakthrough advances of the InfiniBand architecture, InfiniCon Systems offers a complete systems solution for enabling data centers to migrate to a fabric/grid model of computing. Our award-winning InfinIO product family provides the dynamic infrastructure required for designing and managing highly scalable, highly available clustered server environments that integrate seamlessly into today's Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks. For additional information, visit www.infinicon.com, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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