Cascading accommodates multiple network topologies for optimized computing performance
CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 19, 2019 – GigaIO, Inc., an innovator of data center network architecture and connectivity solutions, today announced their newest innovation, Cascading, the first PCIe technology that allows users to scale a network beyond a single switch. Cascading delivers improved network scale for software-defined infrastructure (SDI), enabling the ability to compose larger computing clusters on the fly.
Cascading comes as part of a software upgrade to the Leader and Maestro software packs, which enhance GigaIO’s flagship product, FabreXÔ, a hyper-performance network architecture that features a unified, flexible infrastructure and server-to-server communication capabilities for true cluster-scale networking. Cascading enables scaling up the number of servers participating in a FabreX network. This results in direct memory access by a server to the system memories of all other servers in the cluster, creating the industry’s first in-memory network.
“Scaling your network to the appropriate size is fundamental to creating useful compute clusters,” says Alan Benjamin, CEO of GigaIO. “Cascading enables the scalability for our PCIe based architecture. Now, you can use multiple switches to create your desired network topology. For the first time, users can build large powerful single server solutions or dynamically configure a hyper-performance multi-server network with a unified, software-defined infrastructure.”
Cascading accommodates multiple topologies, including Fat Tree and 2D Torus configurations, allowing for bandwidth to spread evenly throughout the cluster for unparalleled computing efficiency.
The Cascade upgrade will be available in the first quarter of 2019. Users can choose from several FabreX software packages depending on their cluster configuration needs, including the Composer Pack for super-server expansions, the Leader Pack for multi-server clusters and the Maestro Pack for large multi-rack systems. Pricing for upgrading the Composer Pack to the Leader Pack begins at $2,820 USD. The cascading functionality is included in the Leader and Maestro software maintenance upgrade. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download the white paper, titled “New Frontier in Networking for Big Data” at www.gigaio.com/resources.
GigaIO provides game-changing hyper performance for advanced scale computing, giving users the flexibility to create exactly the system they need. The result is optimized performance and reduced total cost of ownership. With the innovative GigaIO FabreX™ architecture, data centers can scale up or out the performance of their systems, preserving their existing investment while adding the newest and latest capabilities. For more information, contact the GigaIO team at email@example.com or visit www.gigaio.com.