Mellanox's AI-based InfiniBand Supports NEC's New HPC System for DCI

Mellanox's AI-based InfiniBand Supports NEC's New HPC System for DCI Image Credit: Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies, a leading provider of smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems and NEC recently announced support for the newly announced SX-Aurora TSUBASA systems with Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand adapters.

A typical Aurora server platform includes from one to four InfiniBand adapters. The top-of-the-line Aurora platform utilizes 32 ConnectX adapters to support 64 vector engines in a single system.

The NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA systems leverage general-purpose vector-based NEC coprocessors and Mellanox in-network computing interconnect accelerators to achieve the highest application performance and scalability.

Mellanox said its InfiniBand solutions deliver the highest efficiency for high performance, artificial intelligence, cloud, storage and more infrastructures. InfiniBand accelerates all of the compute architectures - X86, Power, GPU, ARM, FPGA and Vector-based compute and storage platforms.

Shigeyuki Aino, Assistant GM System Platform Business, IT Platform Division, NEC
The in-network computing and PeerDirect capabilities of InfiniBand are the perfect complement to the unique vector processing engine architecture we have designed for our SX-Aurora TSUBASA platform.

Gilad Shainer, VP of Marketing, Mellanox Technologies 
The combination of Mellanox ConnectX adapters, in-network computing, and acceleration engines, with NEC vector processing, provides our users with a world-leading compute platform that enables the highest application performance and the best return on investment.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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