TOP500.org recently released its latest account of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and, as with previous reports, InfiniBand leads the way. The 47th edition of the bi-annual list shows that 205 of the fastest commercially available systems are accelerated by InfiniBand and OpenFabrics Software (OFS). The InfiniBand fabric, with the OFS open [...]
Discover Supercomputer 3” by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The race between countries to build the fastest, biggest or first of anything is nothing new – think the race to the moon. One of the current global competitions is focused on supercomputing, specifically the race to [...]
TOP500 Interconnect Trends TOP500.org released the list of the 500 most powerful commercially available computer systems in the world, reporting that InfiniBand powers 257 systems, 51.4 percent of the list. This marks a 15.8 percent year over year growth from June 2014. Demand for higher bandwidth, lower latency and higher [...]
High performance computing has been integral to solving large-scale problems across many industries, including science, engineering and business. Some of the most interesting use cases have come out of NASA, where supercomputing is essential to conduct accurate simulations and models for a variety of missions. NASA's flagship supercomputer, Pleiades, is among the [...]
Newly released TOP500 list signals continued adoption of the latest generation of InfiniBand among the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
(Note: This article appears with reprint permission of The Exascale Reporttm) InfiniBand has been making remarkable progress in HPC, as evidenced by its growth in the Top5002 rankings of the highest performing computers. In the November 2010 update to these rankings, InfiniBand’s use increased another 18 percent, to help power 43 percent [...]
InfiniBand is largely thought of as a high-performance interconnect for large, TOP500-like HPC systems. It certainly is, but InfiniBand's high bandwidth, low-latency capabilities are also useful across many vertical industries including financial services. A lot of us will be attending ISC'09 in Hamburg, but InfiniBand will also be in the spotlight at [...]