Mellanox joins with NEC to deliver high-performance, Artificial Intelligence platforms


Mellanox Technologies announced Monday that it has collaborated with NEC Corporation to deliver support for the newly announced SX-Aurora TSUBASA systems with Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand adapters. A typical Aurora server platform includes from one to four InfiniBand adapters. The top-of-the-line Aurora platform utilizes 32 ConnectX adapters to support 64 vector engines in a single system.

The NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA systems leverage general-purpose vector-based NEC coprocessors and Mellanox in-network computing interconnect accelerators to achieve the highest application performance and scalability.

Mellanox InfiniBand solutions deliver enhanced efficiency for high performance, artificial intelligence, cloud, storage and more infrastructures. InfiniBand accelerates all of the compute architectures – X86, Power, GPU, ARM, FPGA and Vector-based compute and storage platforms – delivering highest flexibility and best return on investment.

Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, 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 and financial services.

“We appreciate the performance, efficiency and scalability advantages that Mellanox interconnect solutions bring to our platform,” said Shigeyuki Aino, assistant general manager system platform business unit, IT platform division, NEC. “The in-network computing and PeerDirect capabilities of InfiniBand are the perfect complement to the unique vector processing engine architecture we have designed for our SX-Aurora TSUBASA platform.”

“Mellanox is proud to work with NEC to enable a next-generation computational platform for high-performance computing, machine learning, cloud and more,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The combination of Mellanox ConnectX adapters, in-network computing, and acceleration engines, with NEC vector processing, provides our users with a world-leading compute platform that enables the highest application performance and the best return on investment.”

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