OSU Project Deploys InfiniBand Extenders

Avetec's DICE Program funds The Ohio State University for in-depth study of wide area InfiniBand using Obsidian Longbow range extenders

October 29, 2007

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Obsidian, the leader in InfiniBand range extension, is pleased to announce that Longbow XRs will be the subject of a recently awarded Data Intensive Compute Environment (DICE) project to be performed by Prof. DK Panda of Ohio State University and the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

DICE Program Director, Roger Panton, said, Long-haul InfiniBand is an intriguing technology that may enhance many aspects of large-scale computing and storage. Specializing in the analysis of network-centric computing environments, Prof. DK Panda and his team are well placed to help the DICE program integrate this new capability.”

Avetec’s DICE Program funds and supports studies into the problem of moving and storing the very large data sets associated with science and technology simulation efforts. The initiative is divided into several focus areas; this two-phase project will investigate the use of Obsidian's Longbow XR in a number of key applications of interest to DICE.

“This DICE project is an ideal opportunity to investigate the application-level performance of complex and extensive multi-vendor environments when leveraging wide area InfiniBand,” said Prof. DK Panda of Ohio State University. “In particular, the system-level response to optical time-of-flight latencies across the WAN will be studied across a variety of equipment and higher level communications protocols.”

Obsidian Research Corp.

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