Supermicro Launches Blade and HPC Solutions with 20Gb/s, Low-Latency InfiniBand Connectivity
SAN JOSE, California, March 20, 2008 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions, today announced the availability of high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand (IB) connectivity solutions for its SuperBlade® and high-performance computing (HPC) product lines. Both the Supermicro AOC-UINF-M2 Universal I/O (UIO) network adapters and SuperBlade® integrated switch and Mezzanine IB solutions are based on Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX) controllers for industry-leading 20Gb/s InfiniBand I/O performance.
"These new IB switch and HCA solutions empower our HPC and enterprise customers not only with high-bandwidth (20Gb/s) connectivity, but also with hardware-based I/O virtualization and latency as low as 1.2 microseconds*," said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. "Our SuperBlade® IB switch supports up to fourteen internal ports and ten external ports for a total switch bandwidth of 960 Gb/s."
Supermicro has been shipping 4X DDR InfiniBand switch, the industry's fastest (20Gb/s in each direction) blade server interconnect, since Q3, 2007. With 960 processing cores per 42U rack and 4X DDR InfiniBand, SuperBlade® is the densest and fastest blade server solution in the industry. Additional cost savings associated with less IT space required as well as easier maintenance and management make these solutions a very attractive option for enterprise and high performance computing applications.
"We are working with Supermicro to deliver a large breadth of optimized multi-core computing and storage servers," said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO at Mellanox Technologies. "With outstanding performance and power efficiency, Mellanox InfiniBand-accelerated, Supermicro servers and blade servers are ideal for enterprise data center environments and high-performance computing applications."
As the industry's most optimized 1U HPC solutions, Supermicro 1U Twin™ servers support up to 16 processor cores via two DP nodes, each with an onboard Mellanox 20Gb/s ConnectX™ InfiniBand controller, in 1U of rack space. Beside the HPC-optimized 6015TW-INF and 6015T-INF 1U Twin SuperServers, existing Supermicro UIO server customers can upgrade right away to dual-port InfiniBand with the new AOC-UINF-M2 adapter featuring dual CX4 connectors.
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* Figure based on internal MPI ping latency testing.
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