Goethe University selects Mellanox for supercomputer

The Frankfurt university will use Mellanox InfiniBand for swifter calculations and simulations.

Fabless chip company Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:MLNX; TASE:MLNX) today announced that Goethe University in Frankfurt has chosen its InfiniBand connectivity products, to provide the high-performance server and storage networking for its Hessian high-performance supercomputer. With a theoretical peak performance of 599 TeraFLOPs, the InfiniBand-accelerated LOEWE-CSC will provide university scientists faster calculation and simulation results for a wide array of research, ranging from theoretical physics and chemistry to life sciences and computer science.

Goethe University chair of HPC architecture, Prof. Volker Lindenstruth said, "The combination of ultra-dense servers, Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand networking and GPU/CPU hybrid computing opens up a new world of possibilities to accelerate the Goethe-University's scientific research at an astounding price/performance, space and energy consumption. The new LOEWE-CSC supercomputer, leveraging Mellanox's application and GPU offloading technology, will help our scientists enhance and accelerate their wide range of scientific research."

Mellanox VP marketing John Monson said, "GPU-based supercomputers have become an ideal solution for reaching higher levels of performance without increasing server sprawl and energy consumption, yet require a high-performance interconnect solution to maintain optimal performance and efficiency. By incorporating Mellanox end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand networking, with its inherent application and GPU efficiency capabilities, the LOEWE-CSC GPU-based supercomputer will be able to provide University of Frankfurt scientists with application performance at an unprecedented scale and performance per watt."

Mellanox share price was down 2.54% in morning trading on Nasdaq at $15.70, giving a market cap of $526.83 million. On the TASE today the share price was down 0.28% to NIS 60.58.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 10, 2010

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