Omni-Path Express is powered by new, highly optimized host software supporting OFI and is compatible with all existing Omni-Path deployments. OFI is developed under the auspices of the OpenFabrics Alliance and is focused on providing modern applications with a rich set of fabric capabilities.
FREMONT, CA: Cornelis Networks, a technology leader delivering purpose-built, high-performance fabrics for High-Performance Computing (HPC), High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), today announced the upcoming release of a new fabric solution, Cornelis Omni-Path Express, with availability beginning in the fourth quarter of this year.
"The company's solutions have long enabled end-users to efficiently address their most challenging application needs associated with modeling and simulation, data analytics, and deep learning, and the company's new offering is no exception," said Phil Murphy, CEO Cornelis Networks. "Cornelis Omni-Path Express, available later this year, cost-effectively delivers industry-leading network performance at the lowest software footprint through the optimized partitioning of network functions. Enabled by a hardware infrastructure well-matched to the needs of OpenFabrics Interfaces (OFI), this new solution provides end-users a wide spectrum of optimized capabilities."
Omni-Path Express is powered by new, highly optimized host software supporting OFI, and is compatible with all existing Omni-Path deployments. OFI is developed under the auspices of the OpenFabrics Alliance and is focused on providing modern applications with a rich set of fabric capabilities. Cornelis Networks has worked closely with leading CPU and GPU manufacturers, as well as leading system solution providers, to ensure the broad applicability and availability of its Omni-Path Express solution.
"The fields of analytics and machine learning have continued to drive the need for high-performance systems. Our surveys reveal that over 80 percent of HPC users have already adopted AI into their HPC environments or are actively working towards it within the next year," said Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research. "High-performance fabric interconnects are an essential element of the HPC ecosystem. A few years ago, InfiniBand was the de facto open standard for scalable, low-latency systems. Cornelis' investment in Omni-Path, combined with the NVIDIA acquisition of Mellanox, suddenly flips the conversation. Now it is InfiniBand that can potentially be viewed as proprietary to a single processor vendor, whereas Omni-Path Express is an open, multi-vendor solution."