We are very pleased to publish this case study: Univa Helps Mellanox Technologies Extend Silicon Design HPC Cluster to Hybrid Cloud.
Mellanox is a well-known name in the technology circles and has been racking up awards, including CEO and President Mr. Eyal Waldman recently being named as a “Global Industry Leader” from the Israeli Semiconductor Industry Association.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Fortune 500 data centers, and half of the world’s top 500 fastest supercomputers, employ Mellanox products in their operations.
Mellanox must remain focused on the complex development processes that drive its next generation of products. Enhancing their current cluster management solution was needed to ensure IT’s ability to meet the future needs of central engineering.
Univa helped Mellanox Technologies increase the efficiency of its on-premise data center and address peak needs with hybrid cloud bursting using Navops Launch and Univa Grid Engine.
A key to this implementation is policy driven, on-demand capacity and the ability to meet peak needs during high utilization times such as tape-out. You can read more about tying hybrid cloud bursting to Grid Engine object attributes here.
The full benefits of implementing Univa software were realized in less than two fiscal quarters. Now Mellanox can intelligently address peak performance needs via hybrid cloud-bursting to Microsoft Azure from their EDA design software and simulation cluster that underpins their next-generation product development.
In a recent blog post, we have discussed the results of a recent customer survey that showed a marked increase in the interest and use of HPC cloud. Mellanox is a great example that modern approaches to high-performance computing clusters, including EDA design and simulation applications, benefit from the flexibility that pay-as-you-go hybrid cloud offers.
You can read the full case study here.