A typical Aurora server platform includes from one to four InfiniBand adapters. The top-of-the-line Aurora platform utilizes 32 ConnectX adapters to support 64 vector engines in a single system. The NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA systems leverage general-purpose vector-based NEC coprocessors and Mellanox in-network computing interconnect accelerators to achieve the highest application performance and scalability.
Based on the agreement, both parties will work together on new technology innovation, enhanced user experience and developing a new e-commerce platform for enterprise-level products. Together, the companies are dedicated to driving the next generation of e-commerce artificial intelligence solutions, and conducting associated research and development for high-speed interconnect products. A key technology that JD.com has developed is JD Camera, an application for image recognition and similar image search in mobile terminals. JD Camera facilitates ease-of-shopping for users by allowing customers to quickly and easily search for their favorites products with just a photo rather than detailed language descriptions. "In the future, with the help of the Joint Lab, Camera will be enhanced from general photo-based searches to more advanced imaged-based searches that will allow users to view, select and purchase from suggested recommendations with an advanced image match algorithm for such items as clothing, make-up, furniture, etc.," said Weng Zhi, vice president of technology, JD.com.
"Mellanox's smart Switch-IB 2 switches enable the University of Tokyo to leverage new in-network computing capabilities, allowing data algorithms to be managed and executed by the network devices," said Gilad Shainer, vice president, marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "EDR 100G InfiniBand offers world-leading performance, scalability and efficiency enabling the University of Tokyo to be at the forefront of research, and scientific discovery." "We are pleased to have installed Mellanox's InfiniBand high-performance solutions to drive our new integrated supercomputer system," said Professor Hiroshi Nakamura, Director of the Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo. "Our new system is key to advancing ongoing research and expanding the exciting work being carried out that is leveraging computational science and engineering, computer science, data analysis, and machine learning." Mellanox InfiniBand adapters provide the highest performing interconnect solution for High-Performance Computing, Enterprise Data Centers, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, and embedded environments.