Voltaire Continues to Lead InfiniBand Growth in Top500 Supercomputer List.PITTSBURGH & BILLERICA, Mass. -- Leveraging Voltaire's 288 Port Multi-protocol InfiniBand Switch and Industry-Standard Processors, NASA's Columbia Supercomputer Ranks Among the World's Best
Voltaire, the leader in interconnect solutions for high performance 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 today announced that the company's InfiniBand interconnect solutions are powering six of the world's fastest supercomputers as ranked on the Top500 list released on Monday. In addition, Voltaire solutions provide the high performance interconnect for NASA's Columbia supercomputer, which seized the number-two position on the list with performance of 51.87 teraflops. This is the world's largest production supercomputer built with industry-standard, commercially-available components. Voltaire's solutions deliver industry-leading networking efficiency for increased cluster scalability and server utilization.
The Top500 list (www.top500.org), published twice a year prior to the Supercomputing Conference held this week in Pittsburgh, PA and the International Supercomputer Conference in June, ranks supercomputers worldwide according to according to
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3. their performance on the LINPACK benchmark. Voltaire continues to lead the growth of InfiniBand deployments on the prestigious list with six supercomputer clusters, more than any other InfiniBand systems vendor.
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Independent U.S. , Voltaire customers Mississippi State University Mississippi State University, at Mississippi State, near Starkville; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1878 as an agricultural and mechanical college, opened 1880. From 1932 to 1958 it was known as Mississippi State College. , Ohio Supercomputer Center The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is a high performance computing and networking center headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, United States (OSC-Columbus) with a division in Springfield, Ohio (OSC-Springfield). It was stablished in 1987 by the Ohio Board of Regents. , Shanghai University Shanghai University (University of Shanghai, SHU, 上海大学, 上大) is a public, comprehensive university located in Shanghai, China.
Shanghai University is one of the nation's leading research universities in Shanghai, China. and two clusters at Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories, which is managed and operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation), is a major United States Department of Energy research and development national laboratory with two locations, one in Albuquerque, New all achieved Top500 status with supercomputer-class clusters networked with Voltaire's InfiniBand-based interconnect solutions. The Voltaire ISR (Interrupt Service Routine) Software routine that is executed in response to an interrupt. 9288, a 288 port 4X (10 Gbps) multi-protocol InfiniBand switch which became generally available in September 2004, delivers the interconnect performance for both the NASA and Shanghai University supercomputer clusters. Using the single high port InfiniBand switch, the clusters were able to achieve extremely high bandwidth and low latency Low latency allows human-unnoticeable delays between an input being processed and the corresponding output providing real time characteristics. This can be especially important for internet connections utilizing services such as online gaming and VOIP - VOIP is not as important as out of the box. The 10,240 processor NASA Columbia supercomputer was built and in production in less than 120 days. With the first ISR 9288-powered clusters achieving Top500 status, Voltaire expects many more ISR 9288 customers to appear on future lists.
"We are extremely pleased to see our customers experience such breakthrough performance results using InfiniBand technology and industry-standard platforms," said Ronnie Kenneth, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Voltaire. "Voltaire is leading the industry with innovative solutions like our 288 port InfiniBand switch that make world-class performance attainable using a single switch. It is proving to be a ticket to the Top500."
Voltaire provides the high performance interconnect for six supercomputers on the 24th edition of the Top500 list. These include:
--NASA Ames in the #2 position;
--Shanghai University in the #209 position:
--Mississippi State University in the #211 position;
--Sandia National Laboratories in the # 334 position;
--Ohio Supercomputer Center in the #456 position; and
--Sandia National Laboratories in the #479 position.
Voltaire interconnect solutions consist of InfiniBand switch routers with integrated IP and Fibre Channel connectivity, fabric management software, adapters and software that enable high performance applications to run on commodity server, storage and network resources that are virtualized into supercomputers. The latest addition to Voltaire's family of interconnect solutions is the Voltaire ISR 9096, a 96-port InfiniBand switching solution designed to deliver superior performance to mid-sized clusters and grids. This is the industry's only 96 port InfiniBand switch that offers integrated GbE and Fibre Channel ports for network and storage virtualization Treating storage as a single logical entity without regard to the hierarchy of physical media that may be involved or that may change. It enables the applications to read from and write to a single pool of storage rather then individual disks, tapes and optical devices. for high performance clusters, grids and utility computing. More information is available at www.voltaire.com/isr_9096.htm.
Voltaire is the leader in interconnect solutions for high performance grid computing. Voltaire's InfiniBand-based interconnect solutions deliver significant return on investment to the data center by improving the performance and utilization of clustered databases, shared servers and storage. 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. customers, Voltaire leads the industry with the largest switch to support clusters scaling from hundreds to thousands of nodes. With business headquarters near Boston, Massachusetts, Voltaire is certified by the IBTA's Integrator's List. More information about Voltaire is available at www.voltaire.com or by calling 1-800-865-8247.