InfiniBand Accelerates the World-Fastest HPC and Artificial Intelligence Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Financial Buzz

InfiniBand Accelerates the World-Fastest HPC and Artificial Intelligence Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, today announced that EDR InfiniBand
accelerates the new world-fastest high-performance computing (HPC) and
Artificial Intelligence (AI) system, named Summit, at the Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, based on the June’18 TOP500 supercomputers list.
Summit is capable of 200 Petaflop performance and leverages dual EDR
InfiniBand network to provide overall 200 gigabit per second throughput
to each compute server.

Summit provides eight times higher performance versus the previous
fastest supercomputer in the US. The new supercomputer will enable
simulations of greater resolution and higher fidelity to advance human
knowledge in diverse science domains such as biology, nuclear science,
cosmology and more. Some early Summit research projects include studying
exploding stars at unprecedented scales, simulating particle turbulence
in sustainable fusion reactions, researching materials for
high-temperature superconductors and others.

Summit is also the fastest Artificial Intelligence platform in the
world, offering unparalleled opportunities for the integration of AI and
scientific discovery. Applying machine learning and deep learning
capabilities to automate, accelerate, and drive understanding at
supercomputer scales will help scientists achieve breakthroughs in human
health, energy and engineering, and answer fundamental questions about
the universe.

“We are proud to accelerate the world’s fastest HPC and AI supercomputer
at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a result of a great collaboration
over the last few years between Oak Ridge National Laboratory, IBM,
NVIDIA and us,” said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox
Technologies. “Our InfiniBand smart accelerations and offload technology
delivers highest HPC and AI applications performance, scalability, and
robustness. InfiniBand enables organizations to maximize their data
center return-on-investment and improve their total cost of ownership
and, as such, it connects many of the top HPC and AI infrastructures
around the world. We look forward to being a part of and accelerating
new scientific discoveries and advances in AI development, to be
performed and enabled by Summit.”

The need to analyze growing amounts of data, to support complex
simulations, to overcome performance bottlenecks and to create
intelligent data algorithms requires the ability to manage and carry out
computational operations on the data as it is being transferred by the
data center interconnect. Mellanox InfiniBand solutions incorporate the
In-Network Computing technology that performs data algorithms within the
network, delivering performance and scalability advantages, and enabling
the era of “data-centric” data centers.

“Summit HPC and AI-optimized infrastructure enables us to analyze
massive amounts of data to better understand world phenomena, to enable
new discoveries and to create advanced AI software,” said Buddy Bland,
Program Director at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Faculty. “InfiniBand
In-Network Computing technology is a critical new technology that helps
Summit achieve our scientific and research goals. We are excited to see
the fruits of our collaboration with Mellanox over the last several
years through the development of the In-Network Computing technology,
and look forward to take advantage of it for achieving highest
performance and efficiency for our applications.”

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed by UT-Battelle for the
Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the single largest supporter
of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. DOE’s
Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing
challenges of our time. For more information on Summit, please check https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/olcf-resources/compute-systems/summit/

Learn more at http://www.mellanox.com/solutions/hpc/

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
InfiniBand and Ethernet smart interconnect solutions and services for
servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data
center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest
latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system
performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect
products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate
application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of
markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers,
Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is
available at: www.mellanox.com.

Note: Mellanox is a trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All
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