insideHPC: Colfax and Mellanox Introduce Hadoop Appliance HPC news for supercomputing professionals.


This week Colfax unveiled the joint demonstration of a high performance Hadoop appliance over Mellanox end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution during SC12at the Mellanox booth.

Colfax’s Hadoop appliance provides users with the best in class performance and ease of use in one consolidated solution. Featuring IntelXeon E5 processor based servers and Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand, it provides the needed throughput required for highest performance analytical tools based on the Apache Hadoop framework. The appliance approach provides customers a fast and trouble-free entry to the Hadoop analytics market. Scalability and performance are kept on a linear growth path, enabling customers to build various sized clusters.

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