High Performance Computing (HPC)
For modern era High Performance Computing and Scientific Computing, Ethernet performance now rivals Infiniband – with integrated 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet system networking from IBM showing the way forward. In fact, Ethernet is rapidly overtaking the HPC Interconnect Landscape. Indeed, Ethernet is now used by more than 200 of TOP500 Supercomputer Sites as of June 2013!
More than speeds and feeds: Energy efficiency and cooling are critical factors in optimizing datacenter economics — as organizations and institutions strive to balance performance with power consumption to meet energy budgets.
Ethernet economic advantages: Expand application capabilities, reduce time to solve complex financial and scientific applications, and quickly respond to changing customer needs and market conditions.
Best-of-industry technology, optimized solution design: With IBM Intelligent Cluster, clients can focus their efforts on maximizing business value, instead of consuming valuable resources to design, optimize, install and support the infrastructure required to meet business demands. Intelligent Cluster solutions feature industry-leading IBM servers, storage, software and networking that allow for a wide choice of technology within an integrated, delivered solution. IBM System Networking's contribution to these solutions is low cost, low latency embedded switches and top-of-rack Ethernet switches designed to match the variety of choices clients have for server offerings.