Ammasso, Inc., the leading provider of RDMA over Ethernet networking solutions for server-to-server applications today announced that its Ammasso 1100 RDMA over Ethernet Adapters have been tested and verified to be compatible with the HP Message-Passing Interface (MPI) software library.
Ammasso and HP teamed to do the testing and verification and can now provide seamless scalability for HP customers operating in high performance technical computing (HPTC) cluster and grid environments.
“We are excited that the Ammasso 1100 has been established as compatible with the HP-MPI library,” said Alan Litchfield, CEO of Ammasso. “The library will greatly simplify deployment of applications on clusters interconnected with Ammasso adapters, which offer significantly lower total cost of ownership as compared to alternative specialized interconnect solutions.”
The Ammasso 1100 RDMA over Ethernet Adapter accelerates cluster applications over standard gigabit Ethernet networks. Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) streamlines sharing of server memory and allows applications to scale across physical servers more efficiently by reducing latency, memory copies and CPU utilization. Prior to general availability of the Ammasso 1100, the world’s first RDMA over Ethernet Adapter, RDMA was only available on specialized system-area networks such as Infiniband.
HP-MPI is a high-performance, production-quality implementation of the MPI standard for HP servers and workstations. HP-MPI for Linux supports multiple interconnects so that customers can build a single executable that transparently takes advantage of the supported high-performance interconnects. This technology enables customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to effortlessly make their applications available on the newest HP-MPI supported Linux-based interconnect technologies.
“We are pleased to announce HP-MPI library support of the Ammasso 1100 RDMA over Ethernet Adapter,” said Bruce Toal, director of marketing, High Performance Computing Division, HP. “The HP-MPI library provides transport independence for cluster applications, and with the addition of compatibility with Ammasso’s innovative, low-latency Ethernet adapter, our HP-MPI users gain a valuable option for High Performance Technical computing over Ethernet networks.”
“In today’s rapidly changing IT environment, customers are seeking computing infrastructure solutions which enable the simple migration of new applications and I/O traffic patterns onto their existing network infrastructures,” said Matt Eastwood, Program Vice President, IDC. “Customers are increasingly deploying scale-out computing infrastructures for a wide variety of applications. The majority of these clusters are built using Ethernet technology and RDMA-enabled Ethernet clusters allow users to achieve additional performance using their existing network infrastructure.”
Pricing and Availability
The Ammasso 1100 version 1.2 adapter is available now at a list price of $495. For product and ordering information, go to http://www.ammasso.com/contact/howtobuy.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ammasso provides industry-leading IT professionals with advanced network protocol acceleration to ensure unparalleled price-performance, availability and manageability of their next-generation computing and storage architectures. Ammasso’s patent-pending technology powers the industry’s first RDMA-enabled Ethernet adapter, enabling highly scalable cluster applications. Current applications include high performance technical computing, grid computing and IP storage. Founded in 2002, Ammasso is privately held and based in Boston, MA. Investors include Prism Venture Partners, CDP Capital -Technology Ventures, Inflection Point Ventures and Velocity Equity Partners. More information is available at http://www.ammasso.com .