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Mellanox spices up Indian supercomputer

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has announced that India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is using its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution to provide leading server and storage application performance for PARAM Yuva – II, India’s fastest supercomputer.

Launched on 8 February 2013, PARAM Yuva – II provides more than half a petaflop of raw compute power using hybrid compute technology with compute co-processor and hardware accelerators.

'C-DAC's HPC programs are focused towards creating an eco-system to derive full benefits from HPC systems to address grand challenge problems and advancing fundamental science, research and industrial competitiveness,' said Pradeep Sinha, senior director for high-performance computing at C-DAC.

'Utilising Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions, the new PARAM Yuva – II cluster can provide our users with superior application performance to further research and development.'

'Providing India’s scientists with more computing power to conduct research will lead to more scientific breakthroughs for the nation and the rest of the world,' added Marc Sultzbaugh, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies.

'Our FDR InfiniBand solution provides India’s scientists with the performance, scalability and efficiency needed to meet the requirements of research workloads and simulations today and into the future.'

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