ISC’11 Highlights: ISCnet to Feature FDR InfiniBand
ISC’11 — taking place in Hamburg, Germany from June 19-23 - will include major new product introductions and groundbreaking talks from users worldwide. We are happy to call to your attention to the fact that this year’s conference will feature the world’s first large-scale demonstration of next-generation FDR InfiniBand technology.
With link speeds of 56Gb/s, FDR InfiniBand uses the latest version of the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFEDTM) and delivers an increase of nearly 80% in data rate compared to previous InfiniBand generations.
Running on the ISC’11 network “ISCnet,” the multi-vendor, FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand demo will provide exhibitors with fast interconnect connectivity between their booths on the show floor and enable them to demonstrate a wide variety of applications and experimental HPC applications, as well as new developments and products.
The demo will also continue to show the processing efficiency of RDMA and microsecond latency of OFED, which reduces the cost of the servers, increases productivity and improves customer’s ROI. ISCnet will be the fastest open commodity network demonstration ever assembled to date.
If you are heading to the conference, be sure to visit the booths of IBTA and OFA members who are exhibiting, as well as the many users of InfiniBand and OFED. The last TOP500 list (published in November 2010) showed that nearly half of the most powerful computers in the world are using these technologies.
|InfiniBand Trade Association Members Exhibiting
||OpenFabrics Alliance Members Exhibiting
Also, don’t miss the HPC Advisory Council Workshop on June 19 at ISC’11 that includes talks on the following hot topics related to InfiniBand and OFED:
- GPU Access and Acceleration
- MPI Optimizations and Futures
- Fat-Tree Routing
- Improved Congestion Management
- Shared Memory models
- Lustre Release Update and Roadmap
Go to http://www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/events/2011/european_workshop/index.php to learn more and register.
For those who are InfiniBand, OFED and Lustre users, don’t miss the important announcement and breakfast on June 22 regarding the coming together of the worldwide Lustre vendor and user community. This announcement is focused on ensuring the continued development, upcoming releases and consolidated support for Lustre; details and location will be available on site at ISC’11. This is your opportunity to meet with representatives of OpenSFS, HPCFS and EOFS to learn how the whole community is working together.
Looking forward to seeing several of you at the show!
IBTA & OFA Marketing Working Groups Co-Chair
HPC Advisory Council Media Relations