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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports

5 Jun 2019 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has integrated its Ethernet switches into security expert Check Point Software's "Maestro" security platform, which has propelled Ethernet switch shipments past the one million port milestone. Check Point builds the world's leading data centre security appliances and has selected Mellanox Spectrum based Ethernet switches for its next generation Maestro platform - the industry's first truly hyperscale network security solution. This design win continues Mellanox's momentum in Ethernet switch platforms shipped to the world's leading Cloud, storage, and security solutions providers.

The Check Point Maestro security solution leverages the Mellanox 10, 25 and 100Gbps Spectrum based Ethernet switch platforms. The Spectrum based Open Ethernet platform enables Check Point to quickly allow Gaia, the next generation operating system for security applications, to run on the switch. This flexibility enables Check Point customers to benefit from the best Ethernet switch data plane connectivity combined with the most secure and easy to use operating system for security appliances. In addition, Check Point's HyperSync patented technology allows customers to enjoy full redundancy within a system by utilizing all hardware resources. Gaia provides the superb feature set and interfaces that are familiar to security administrators worldwide, and delivers secure and easy updates via IPSO and SecurePlatform.

"We are excited that Check Point, the leader in scalable, high-performance security platforms has selected our Spectrum Ethernet switches as a critical element of Maestro, the true hyperscale solution for network security", stated Yael Birk Hoter-Ishay, Sr. Director of Sales at Mellanox. "This follows the previous selection of Mellanox NICs and transceivers for its 25, 40 and 100Gbps solutions. Mellanox 10/25/100Gbps switches are a great match not only due to their superior performance, but also due to the switch being an open platform, thus allowing customers with sophisticated needs to tailor the capabilities to their liking."

"Check Point Maestro is a revolutionary new architecture that enables businesses of any size to enjoy the power of flexible cloud-level security platforms, and to seamlessly expand their existing security gateways to hyperscale capacity firewalls. Performance, reliability, fault tolerant, and secure network connectivity are all critical to our customers", stated Itai Greenberg, VP Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies. "After a careful evaluation of the various offerings, we selected the Mellanox Spectrum family of switches as the best solution to meet our needs and deliver unmatched security platforms to our customers. We look forward to continuing the technology collaboration with Mellanox for product generations to come."

In the competitive world of high-speed networks, performance is at a premium. Here, Mellanox has the advantage of manufacturing switches based on entirely in-house developed Spectrum and Spectrum-2 silicon - rather than using commodity chips from merchant semiconductors suppliers. This allows leaner, purpose-built components that give Mellanox the edge in performance, efficiency, density, telemetry, and flexibility. Where many chips are completely hard-wired, Mellanox chips are designed with a programmable pipeline for faster accommodation of customers' requirements.
Source: Mellanox

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...