NASA Ames Research Center chooses Mellanox InfiniBand scalable supercomputer

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced today that NASA Ames Research Center has selected the Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions and the new HPE SGI 8600 liquid cooled platform to expand its “Electra” supercomputing cluster with next generation interconnect and processor technology, the company said.

This system expansion will leverage Mellanox In-Network Computing technology that enables smart offloading, to achieve highest level of applications performance and efficiency. The system will utilize the HPE Enhanced Hypercube system topology which today is the backbone of the NASA Ames, “Pleiades” supercomputer. The addition to the Electra supercomputer will be installed in the second part of 2017, and is expected to continue to scale in the future.

Mellanox´s intelligent and In-Network Computing capabilities incorporated in ConnectX-5 InfiniBand adapters and Switch-IB2 InfiniBand switches enable advance data processing and real time analytics, which result in world-leading applications performance and scalability.

Mellanox Technologies is a supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure.