SuperComputing '06
November 11-17, 2006

Visualization Where You Need It
At Supercomputing '06, the premiere conference for High Performance Computing, Tungsten Graphics, Obsidian Research and Cisco are showing attendees how they can create real-time, interactive visualization solutions across a campus or around the world
Obsidian Longbow Delivers InfiniBand Storage across University of Florida's Campus and WAN Links
UF's InfiniBand Cluster and Rackable Systems Clustered File System Achieve over 950 MB/s Transfers via WAN Link
NASA Demonstrates Cross-Country Visualization Application Using Obsidian Longbows
Obsidian Research Corporation, the leader in InfiniBand range extension, helps NASA bring the power of its top-rated Columbia supercomputer to SC|06 by using the Obsidian Longbow XR to transparently extend the benefits of its InfiniBand network across a 6,400 km 10GE Wide-Area Network (WAN).
Campus and wide area InfiniBand storage and visualization, native InfiniBand routing
Longbows are part of five demonstrations this year including two applications of InfiniBand over the wide area. Obsidian introduces Longbow Campus for InfiniBand range extension up to 10km and is the first to demonstrate native InfiniBand routing
Visualize across distance without compromise
Chromium parallel render servers from Tungsten Graphics use Cisco Host Channel Adapters and InfiniBand switches to deliver scalable high-fidelity real-time visualization experiences. The range of Obsidian Longbow Campus devices extends InfiniBand connections, allowing uncompromised visualization up to 6.25 miles (10km) from the render servers
Native InfiniBand routing hardware
Obsidian's InfiniBand range extension technology highlighted a need for subnet isolation through native InfiniBand routing. Longbow XR demonstrates its full bandwidth InfiniBand routing capabilities when deployed with Mellanox HCAs and switches or QLogic HCAs by streaming data between two servers running in their own subnets
Remote Columbia InfiniBand visualization
NASA's "Columbia" supercomputer is harnessed by an InfiniBand connection to its "Hyperwall" visualization facility. Using Obsidian's Longbow XR range extension technology, this same InfiniBand link is relayed from California to Supercomputing 2006 through the National LambdaRail 10Gigabit Ethernet WAN
Native InfiniBand storage over campus and wide area networks
Rackable System's RapidScale parallel storage clusters offer scalable parallel I/O by aggregating native RapidScale SA3100 InfiniBand storage appliances. Obsidian's Longbow Campus and XR platforms deliver fast storage traffic across Campus and wide area networks at full InfiniBand rates with very low latency