Dolphin Interconnect Announces Support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron™ Processor-based Platform
Dolphin’s high-performance interconnect hardware enables applications to take full advantage of the new 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processor
Natick, MA and Oslo, Norway --
Dolphin Interconnect today announced support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processor. The support has been developed around Dolphin’s Software Infrastructure for Scalable Coherent Interface, or SISCI, an API library that enables applications to harness the power of high-performance computing clusters, reflective memory, fat pipe and many more high-performance applications using Dolphin’s high-speed SCI (scalable coherent interface) interconnect.
“AMD’s 64-bit architecture opens an exciting new realm for cluster-based high-performance computing,” said Kare Lochsen, CEO of Dolphin Interconnect Solutions. “Dolphin SCI technology and AMD 64-bit computing are an ideal combination and share the same philosophy—delivering the highest outstanding performance in their class,” Lochsen explained.
Using the SISCI API, a cluster-based customer application can bypass limitations of clusters interconnected with traditional network protocols, which require time-consuming operating system calls and network software overhead. By contrast, SISCI enables transparent access to remote memory for ultra low latency access (shared memory) and memory-to-memory DMA transfers for low overhead data copying. Dolphin supports heterogeneous SCI clusters for hundreds of nodes and now fully supports the AMD Opteron processor, the first unified 64-bit architecture leveraging the industry-standard x86 platform. SISCI is open source software available under LGPL/GPL and is currently used by SCI-aware applications in a broad range of environments including military, medical, image processing, simulation, database, high availability, plus many OEM embedded applications.
“Dolphin’s support of the AMD Opteron processor-based platform underscores the potential that AMD64 architecture holds for high-performance computing,” said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “With the power and scalability of the 64-bit AMD Opteron processor, combined with Dolphin’s high-performance interconnect, we expect to provide our customers with exceptional performance for large-scale computing clusters.”
About Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
Dolphin Interconnect Solutions of Natick, Massachusetts (USA) and Oslo, Norway provides high-speed, high-bandwidth interconnect products based on the scalable coherent interface (SCI). Dolphin products and technologies enable customers to build cost effective, highly scalable, enterprise-class clustering solutions with standards-based hardware and software. For additional information, please visit www.dolphinics.com
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Sunnyvale, California (NYSE: AMD).
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