Durham University Selects Rockport Switchless Network Coverage

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“Based on the results and our first experience with Rockport’s switchless architecture we were confident in our choice to improve our exascale modeling performance – all supported by the right economics.” – Dr. Alastair Basden, DiRAC/Durham University

Rockport Networks today announced that Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) has selected the Rockport Switchless Network as part of the ExCALIBUR program around new networking technologies for its COSMA7 supercomputer at the DiRAC HPC facility. For the first time the COSMA7 cluster and its 232 Rockport nodes will provide Durham University, DiRAC and the ExCALIBUR program with insight into the benefit of reduced congestion as they model exascale workloads and use codes to run on future exascale systems. Read the full press release here.

Check out the latest industry articles covering Rockport’s work with Durham University:

insideHPC

“By eliminating layers of switches, the Rockport network is designed to ensure compute and storage resources are not starved for data, and researchers have more predictability regarding workload completion time.” Read the full article here.

HPCwire

“Rockport had a strong showing across the board, particularly in scenarios where the noisy-neighbor nodes came into play.” Read the full article here.

ComputerWeekly

“Researchers working within the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University are set to reap the benefits of a network upgrade in one of its core supercomputers.” Read the full article here.

Blocks & Files

“Because it eliminates layers of switches, Rockport says its technology ensures compute and storage resources are no longer waiting for data, and researchers have more predictability regarding workload completion time.” Read the full article here.

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