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Inauguration of 1st European Petaflop Computer in Jülich, Germany

June 11th, 2009

Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in GermanyHello IBTA community - we wanted to provide you with an update on some exciting developments in the world of supercomputing - specifically systems using InfiniBand - from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in Germany.

At the end of May, the JSC reached a significant milestone of German and European supercomputing with the inauguration of two new supercomputers: the supercomputer JuRoPA and the fusion machine HPC FF. And just last week, Sun Microsystems announced the supercomputer JuRoPA2 went online and is the most powerful Sun technology-based computer in Europe.

The systems have been garnering a bit of press; be sure to check out the news articles and technical system facts in The Register and HPCWire and read Sun’s June 5 press release.

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The changing data center landscape

June 4th, 2009

By Jeff Boles, Taneja Group

Recently, Taneja Group published what has become an annual report reviewing the state of InfiniBand in mainstream IT. Once again, the landscape has evolved in interesting ways this year, with virtual infrastructure and cloud computing being several of the forces driving InfiniBand adoption in the enterprise data center. Long story short, InfiniBand has proved itself as a capable platform for continued evolution, and vendors with products in this space have long ago figured out how to make the fabric into a platform. While us bleeding edge technologists speculate about what infrastructure as a service is going to look like, the most common names in InfiniBand have been turning the infrastructure fabric into a service enabled platform. Slightly different twists, as you will soon learn inside the report.

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What did you see at Interop? How about over 1,000 videos playing… at the same time!

May 29th, 2009

I was at Interop last week where the IBTA issued a press release regarding the growth of InfiniBand in both the HPC and EDC markets (review analyst reports). While there, I had some time to walk the show floor and check out the latest developments and announcements from a multitude of exhibitors.

I’m still pondering my take on Interop this year… it’s been a while since I’ve seen so many abandoned spaces on the show floor. Mind you - most were 10×10 or 10×20 spots - but you could tell there were others who went light on their presence. I saw one exhibitor that had a 40×40 booth and just filled it with banner stands. Yikes! So nothing was really grabbing at me - until I went to Fusion-io’s booth and saw the wall of monitors with 1,000 videos playing all at once.

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New look, improved user interface and more content available from the IBTA website

May 10th, 2009

Later this year, the InfiniBand Trade Association will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. We wanted to spiff up our online identity in preparation for this celebration, so welcome to the newly redesigned website!

We have revamped the online InfiniBand Solutions catalog, updated the Technology section and created a Resources page which will be home to a blog and multimedia content. Please be sure to check out the online press room as well, to read the latest and greatest InfiniBand-related news.

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