June 18th, 2012 by Mark Kidd
TACC Stampede Supercomputer Will Deploy Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnects
Mellanox Technologies today announced that its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions will provide the interconnect for the new Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Stampede supercomputer. Stampede will integrate thousands of individual Dell servers with Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand SwitchX SX6000 switches and ConnectX-3 PCI Express 3.0 adapter cards to drive performance of more than 10 petaflops.
TACC Ranger - Stampede will be 20X more powerful
Mellanox InfiniBand interconnects will enable tight integration between thousands of Dell compute nodes and visualization nodes, shared memory servers, and I/O servers. When installed in January 2013, Stampede will be the most powerful system available to researchers via the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) eXtreme Science & Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Stampede will support national scientific research into weather forecasting, climate modeling, drug discovery and energy exploration and production.