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Networking tech firm Mellanox is broadening its 100Gbps InfiniBand portfolio – and is hoping that the new products and capabilities will help it expand its footprint outside its supercomputer home territory. Following on from its demo of 100 Gbps cables last March, the company is using ISC 2014 in Germany to launch the Switch- …

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  1. Herby Silver badge

    Mighty Speedy!!

    That's putting it mildly. Do we have CPUs that can keep up? Time will tell.

    Yes, I know it is expensive.

    1. Suricou Raven

      Re: Mighty Speedy!!

      No, we don't.

      That's what the RDMA is for. It reduces CPU usage greatly by allowing the network itsself to take over much of the internal shunting of bits around in RAM from application to kernel and back.

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