Using PCI Express (PCIe) as the basis of the fabric, the patented Link Express fabric increases performance, scalability, and power efficiency required for advanced-scale computing clusters.
“PCI Express offers an unmatched combination of very high bandwidth and low latency. And when combined with its unique disaggregation capabilities and flexibility, we see this as a disruptive technology in the market,” states Alan Benjamin, President, and CEO of GigaIO. In addition, Link Express is easily compatible with existing computing systems across verticals.
Harnessing the actual strengths of PCIe— easy accessibility, higher performance, low power consumption, and affordability, GigaIO’s Link Express architecture can address multi-host communication and I/O sharing capabilities, increasing its status in high-performance cloud and on-premise data center installations. In addition, its advanced architecture enables data centers to scale performance and functionality, to enhance density and reduce power consumption while conserving the existing investment of an organization in PCIe devices.
Link Express technology runs up to 128 gigabits/secs of bandwidth per port, and delivers 768 Gb/s bandwidth through the switch.
“As a result, we save lots of time with exceptionally low latency and exceptionally high bandwidth. Coupled with our composability software, users can gain better business outcomes and reduce the total cost of ownership, because you add resource sharing and better utilization,” determines Benjamin.
One early adopter of GigaIO started tests by mirroring their system at a smaller scale. A multi-server configuration was created for the client with the necessary amount of storage, along with four GPUs per server, all connected to a single fabric that combined GPUs, storage, and a management CPU.
The customer required the testing of the speed between the servers and to storage as computing performance was the organization’s foremost priority. They saw considerable performance gain from having the storage not only physically close but logically close as well as a superior low latency interconnect between the GPUs and the servers. They also tested the ability to recompose the cluster GPUs and storage within the installed servers, as they wanted the ability to add more computing power on occasion to run their in-house AI codes.
By using the GigaIO’s composable software, they were able to easily add as many GPUs to a given server, and determine the best ratio of server to GPU for any given application. Link Express provided the client organization with flexibility and superior performance as the applications – and entire system – operated with ease.
Established by industry visionaries with years of domain expertise in networking, data centers, high-performance computing, open source, and infrastructure management, GigaIO is now ready to help customers solve the processing power/interconnect bottleneck with the introduction of its high-performance interconnect fabric.
Optimizing Data Center Capabilities with Flexible Fabric Implementations
Low latency and flexibility in storage infrastructure are now achievable with high-performance connectivity solutions.
FREMONT, CA: GigaIO, the leading company for data center network architecture and connectivity solutions has unveiled the FabreX™ implementation of Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) architecture. With this development, GigaIO has taken the next step towards more streamlined NVMe network communication and large scale storage facilities along with the highly valued features of low latency and high –bandwidth.