Kyushu University’s New Supercomputer Accelerated by Mellanox EDR InfiniBand Solutions

University Selected EDR InfiniBand to Ensure Highest Performance and
Scalability

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading
supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, today announced that RIIT (Research
Institute for Information Technology) at the Kyushu University, Japan,
will introduce Mellanox EDR InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions for
their new supercomputer, a Fujitsu-built system comprised of a PRIMERGY
server solution. The InfiniBand technology provides the university with
smart accelerations, enabling in-network-computing. This ensures faster
data processing, higher performance, and efficiency for the various
applications workloads. The system is planned to be fully operational by
January 2018, and to deliver over 10 Petaflop of peak computing power.

As one of the leading supercomputing centers for academic research, RIIT
at Kyushu University provides high-performance computing resources for
study in fluid dynamic analysis, molecular science and other scientific
disciplines across Japan. The new supercomputer will address the growing
computational needs, and be able to support data-science applications as
well.

“For the past five years, RIIT has been using Mellanox InfiniBand
solutions for our high-performance computing systems,” said Takeshi
Nanri, Associate Professor, RIIT of Kyushu University. “Because of the
superior performance and stability, we have great confidence in
Mellanox’s InfiniBand solution to power our upcoming supercomputing
platform. The 100G InfiniBand EDR solution assists us to migrate to the
in-network-computing architecture, which enables faster data analysis
and the highest system efficiency of our applications.”

The Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions enable in-network computing
through smart offload engines, including the SHARP, Scalable
Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction ProtocolTM technology.
This technology analyzes data as it being transferred within the network
so that a large portion of its burden is offloaded from the
communication layers into the network hardware. This results in an order
of magnitude applications performance improvement.

“We are delighted to work with the university and Fujitsu to deliver the
most advanced supercomputing platform,” said Gilad Shainer, vice
president of Marketing at Mellanox. “Our EDR InfiniBand solutions
provide the highest performance and scalability due to the smart
offloading architecture. Furthermore, as a standard technology,
InfiniBand ensures backward and forward compatibility, which protects
the university investment and provides them with the best return on
investment.”

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Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services
for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox
intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by
providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data
faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers
a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore
processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon,
that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a
wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise
data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and
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is
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