Creative Consultants Taps InfiniBand to Deliver Efficient GPU-Based HPC Clusters
Creative Consultants LLC, is an Albuquerque-based computer consulting firm that produces efficient performance computing for scientists and engineers. Creative Consultants' mission is to build HPC systems for its research customers that deliver the most compute power and efficiency for the investment. The company sought to push the envelope in the field by using GPUs in new and innovative ways. They used QDR InfiniBand adapters from Mellanox Technologies and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) to optimize the distribution of data between GPUs in different nodes. The results show that InfiniBand provide same or lower latency compared to internal PCIe latency, which means that GPUs connected on separate servers see the same latency (or even lower) between them as if they were located in the same server.