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Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnect The Fabric of Choice for Clustering and Storage. September 2008. Gilad Shainer – Director of Technical Marketing. Company Overview. Silicon-based server and storage interconnect products R&D, Operations in Israel; Business in California

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mellanox infiniband interconnect the fabric of choice for clustering and storage

Mellanox InfiniBand InterconnectThe Fabric of Choice for Clustering and Storage

September 2008

Gilad Shainer – Director of Technical Marketing

company overview
Company Overview
  • Silicon-based server and storage interconnect products
    • R&D, Operations in Israel; Business in California
    • Four generations of products since 1999
    • 250+ employees; worldwide sales & support
  • InfiniBand and Ethernet leadership
    • Foundation for the world’s most powerful computer
    • 3.7M 10/20/40Gb/s ports shipped as of Jun08
    • Proven execution, high-volume manufacturing & quality
  • Solid financial position
    • FY’07 $84.1M, 73% growth from FY’06
    • Record Revenue in 2Q’08, $28.2M
    • 1H’08 $53.4M, 3Q’08 est. $28.5M-$29M
  • Tier-one, diversified customer base
    • Includes Cisco, Dawning, Dell, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP, IBM, NEC, NetApp, QLogic, SGI, Sun, Supermicro, Voltaire

$106M raised in IPO Feb07Ticker MLNX

infiniband end to end products
High Throughput - 40Gb/s

Low latency - 1us

Low CPU overhead

Kernel bypass

Remote DMA (RDMA)

Reliability

InfiniBand End-to-End Products

Adapter ICs & Cards

Adapter ICs & Cards

End-to-End Validation

Switch ICs

Software

Cables

ADAPTER

Cables

ADAPTER

SWITCH

Blade/Rack Servers

Storage

Switch

Maximum Productivity

virtual protocol interconnect
Virtual Protocol Interconnect

App1

App2

App3

App4

AppX

Applications

Consolidated Application Programming Interface

Networking

TCP/IP/UDP

Sockets

Storage

NFS, CIFS, iSCSINFS-RDMA, SRP, iSER,

Fibre Channel, Clustered

Clustering

MPI, DAPL, RDS, Sockets

Management

SNMP, SMI-SOpenView, Tivoli, BMC, Computer Associates

Protocols

Networking

Clustering

Storage

Virtualization

RDMA

Acceleration Engines

10/20/40 InfiniBand

10GigE

Data Center

Ethernet

Any Protocol over Any Convergence Fabric

the fastest infiniband technology
The Fastest InfiniBand Technology
  • InfiniBand 40Gb/s QDR in full productions
    • Multiple sites already utilized InfiniBand QDR performance
  • ConnectX InfiniBand - 40Gb/s server and storage adapter
    • 1usec application latency, zero scalable latency impact
  • InfiniScale IV - 36 InfiniBand 40Gb/s switch device
    • 3Tb/s switching capability in a single switch device
infiniband qdr switches
InfiniBand QDR Switches
  • 1RU 36-port QSFP, QDR switch
    • Up to 2.88Tb/s switching capacity
    • Powered connectors for active cables
    • Available now
  • 19U 18 slot chassis, 324-port QDR switch
    • Up to 25.9Tb/s switching capacity
    • 18 QSFP ports per switch blade
    • Available: Q4 2009
infiniband technology leadership
InfiniBand Technology Leadership
  • Industry Standard
    • Hardware, software, cabling, management
    • Design for clustering and storage interconnect
  • Price and Performance
    • 40Gb/s node-to-node
    • 120Gb/s switch-to-switch
    • 1us application latency
    • Most aggressive roadmap in the industry
  • Reliable with congestion management
  • Efficient
    • RDMA and Transport Offload
    • Kernel bypass
    • CPU focuses on application processing
  • Scalable for Petascale computing & beyond
  • End-to-end quality of service
  • Virtualization acceleration
  • I/O consolidation Including storage

The InfiniBand Performance Gap is Increasing

240Gb/s (12X)

120Gb/s

80Gb/s (4X)

60Gb/s

40Gb/s

Ethernet

20Gb/s

Fibre Channel

InfiniBand Delivers the Lowest Latency

infiniband 40gb s qdr capabilities
InfiniBand 40Gb/s QDR Capabilities
  • Performance driven architecture
    • MPI latency 1us, Zero scalable latency
    • MPI bandwidth 6.5GB/s bi-dir, 3.25GB/s uni-dir
  • Enhanced communication
    • Adaptive/static routing, congestion control
  • Enhanced Scalability
    • Communication/Computation overlap
    • Minimizing systems noise effect (DOE funded project)

8-cores

16-cores

hpc advisory council
HPC Advisory Council
  • Distinguished HPC alliance (OEMs, IHVs, ISVs, end-users)
  • Members activities
    • Qualify and optimize HPC solutions
    • Early access to new technology, mutual development of future solutions
    • Outreach
  • A community effort support center for HPC end-users
    • End-User Cluster Center
    • End- user support center
  • For details – [email protected]
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