200G HDR InfiniBand to Accelerate ECMWF Supercomputer

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced that 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand has been selected by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) to accelerate their new world-leading supercomputer, based on Atos´ latest BullSequana XH2000 technology, the company said.

By leveraging HDR InfiniBand´s fast data throughout, extremely low latency, and smart In-Network Computing engines, ECMWF will enhance, speed up, and increase the accuracy of weather forecasting and predictions.

The new supercomputer to be deployed in 2020 will be one of the world´s most powerful meteorological supercomputers, supporting weather forecasting and prediction researchers from over 30 countries across Europe. The new platform, utilizing HDR InfiniBand, will enable running nearly 2 times higher-resolution probabilistic weather forecasts in under an hour, improving the ability to monitor and predict increasingly severe weather phenomena and enable European countries to take proactive precautions to protect lives and property.

The technological advantages of InfiniBand for climate research and weather forecasting applications have driven many of the world´s meteorological service agencies to choose InfiniBand to accelerate their supercomputing platforms. Examples include: Meteo France (France), the Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland), China Meteorological Administration (China), Beijing Meteorological Service (China), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA), and of course the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (UK).

Mellanox Technologies is a supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, 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, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at: www.mellanox.com.