NETWORKING/STORAGE

FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand demonstrates performance over new Intel processors

12 September 2013

Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies has stated that its end-to-end, FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions provide industry-leading performance for compute demanding applications running over the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family. Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions, consisting of ConnectX and Connect-IB InfiniBand adapters, SwitchX-based switch systems, cables and software, optimise server and storage productivity with impressive bandwidth and latency performance while maximising CPU efficiency.

The combination of the Mellanox solutions with the new processor from Intel has demonstrated significant application performance increases versus the previous Intel processor generation: a 35 per cent performance increase for the Linpack benchmark over a 16-node cluster, 32 per cent performance increase for the NAMD and 26 per cent for GROMACS – two of the most popular molecular dynamics applications, and 27 per cent performance increase for ICON, a weather and atmospheric simulations software.

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