Scalable, Cost-Effective, High-Performance Connection to InfiniBand Network Fabric
Scientific and technical computing, mathematical modeling and software simulation, high-performance data analytics, and AI/ML applications require highly robust and scalable networks to support the massive throughput demands of high-speed HPC systems. The Panasas® ActiveStor® Infini-BandTM Router 400 (ASR-400) provides seamless connectivity between InfiniBand-based compute clusters and Ethernet-based Panasas data storage solutions.
ASR-400 nodes have both Ethernet and InfiniBand network interfaces and are configured to route IP traffic between the two. The ASR-400 enclosure can be configured with up to four ASR-400 nodes, providing cost-effective, high-perfor-mance, and low-latency InfiniBand fabric connectivity to your Panasas data storage solutions.
With the addition of ASR-400 nodes, Panasas data storage solutions gain scalable, high-bandwidth, fault-tolerant networking paths to compute clusters that use InfiniBand. ASR-400 nodes provide ideal performance for manufacturing, life sciences, financial services, media & entertainment, academia, government, and AI.
The ASR-400 enclosure is a 2U four-node 19” rackmount enclosure. The enclosure ships populated with matching ASR-400 InfiniBand Router nodes (see Figure 1).
Each ASR-400 enclosure includes two redundant, titani-um-level, 96% energy efficient power supplies. Should one power supply fail, the other can continue to power the entire enclosure.
ASR-400 InfiniBand Router nodes are industry-standard server nodes and have been configured and tested for CPU strength, DRAM capacities, and networking bandwidth.
There are four available ASR-400 InfiniBand Router models of varying node counts. (See the ASR-400 Models section for specific model name and configuration details.)
High Availability, Balanced Performance, and Interoperability
Multiple Panasas ASR-400 ActiveStor InfiniBand Routers can be combined with optional Ethernet switches to provide automated and seamless data path failover for continuous network access. This solution has no single point of failure and provides data path load balancing for optimal performance. The ASR-400 is compatible with all EDR/FDR/QDR InfiniBand networks, ensuring the highest levels of system interoperability.
ASR-400 InfiniBand Router nodes typically are ordered in multiples of two per rack of PanFS storage and are shipped with all nodes pre-installed in an ASR-400 enclosure.
Timely High-Quality Service and Support
Unlike open-source solutions and even commercial alternatives from broad portfolio vendors, Panasas offers timely, world-class L1–L4 support.
More Information and Ordering Details
For more information and ASR-400 ordering details, contact your local Panasas representative or visit panasas. com/products/activestor-ibrouter.