High-performance simulations require the most efficient compute platforms. The execution time of a given simulation depends upon many factors, such as the number of CPU/GPU cores and their utilization factor and the interconnect performance, efficiency, and scalability. Efficient high-performance computing systems require high-bandwidth, low-latency connections between thousands of multi-processor nodes, as well as high-speed storage systems.
Mellanox has released "Deploying HPC Clusters with Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnect Solutions". This guide describes how to design, build, and test a high performance compute (HPC) cluster using Mellanox® InfiniBand interconnect covering the installation and setup of the infrastructure including: