Accelerating the Eagle supercomputer

The “Eagle” supercomputer will be accelerated by InfiniBand.

Owned by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the new 8 Petaflop “Eagle” will consist of more than 2100 nodes and deliver 3 times the performance compared to NREL’s current supercomputing platform.

Eagle will be put into production in January 2019.

“InfiniBand’s smart In-Network Computing acceleration engines, RDMA technology, and high reliability and robustness will ensure the highest performance, efficiency and scalability for NREL’s HPC, AI, storage, cloud and other applications,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies.

“We are happy to be part of the NREL new supercomputing platform, helping to advance the leading edge of energy research.

Mellanox Technologies, which owns InfiniBand, is a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems.

“The Eagle supercomputer will enable NREL’s researchers to run increasingly detailed models that simulate complex processes and phenomena, to gain new insights and innovations in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies,” said Steve Hammond, NREL’s Computational Science Director at NREL.


Greg Cross
Media Contact, Mellanox Technologies
Greg Cross is the media contact for Mellanox Technologies.

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