|[July 17, 2013]
Research and Markets: High Performance Computing (HPC) User Site Census: Interconnects and Networks 2013
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3968dl/high_performance)
has announced the addition of Intersect360 Research's new report "High
Performance Computing (HPC) User Site Census: Interconnects and Networks
2013" to their offering.
This report, part of the Intersect360 Research Site Census series,
provides an examination of the server interconnects and network
characteristics found at a sample of HPC user sites. Intersect360
Research surveyed a broad range of users about their current computer
system installations, storage systems, networks, middleware, and
software supporting these computer installations.
The goal in this analysis of computer system interconnects and network
implementation is to examine the suppliers, type, and purpose of the
networks within the HPC user communities, and to explore how this usage
variesbetween computer system interconnects, storage networks, and
local area networks.
Key findings of the survey include the following:
- Ethernet and InfiniBand are the two primary standards that compete
across all three locales: system interconnects, storage networks, and
LANs. Ethernet is the most prevalent for all three locales when all
speeds are considered. For the performance sector, InfiniBand has the
greatest representation for system interconnects, 10 Gigabit Ethernet
has the most representation for LANs, and InfiniBand has slightly
greater representation than 10 Gigabit Ethernet for storage networks for
- Use of Ethernet and InfiniBand standards at other locales appeared to
be dependent on the site heritage. That is, use of Ethernet for a system
interconnect or storage network at a site was more likely if the site
had an Ethernet LAN. Use of InfiniBand for storage networks and LANs was
more likely if it was being used as a system interconnect at that site.
- Mellanox (News - Alert) is the supplier used most often for system interconnects,
with 18% of mentions. Cisco is the supplier used most often for storage
networks, with 14% of mentions and for LANs, with 40%.
- Ethernet, as expected, is the dominant LAN network implemented at
these sites with 1 Gigabit Ethernet accounting for 52% of the mentions,
followed by 10 Gigabit Ethernet with 26%.
Key Topics Covered:
HPC system elements
- Systems, clusters
- System interconnects
- Storage interconnects
- LAN interconnects
- Interconnect standards
Other technology trends
- Big Data trends
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3968dl/high_performance
Source (News - Alert): Intersect360 Research
[ InfoTech Spotlight's Homepage ]