Press Release – 2015/7/15
UCX (Unified Communication – X) will provide platform abstractions supporting various communication technologies for high-performance compute and data platforms
“Mellanox is very happy to participate in the co-design efforts of the UCX project. By providing our advancements in shared memory, MPI and underlying network transport technologies, we can continue to advance open standards-based networking and programming models.” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “UCX will provide optimizations for lower software overhead in communication paths that will allow cross platform near native-level interconnect performance. The framework interface will expose semantics that target not only HPC programming models, but data-centric applications as well. It will also enable vendor independent development of the library.
“UCX is clearly a strategic open-source communication framework for future high-performance systems,” said Jim Sexton, IBM Fellow and Director of Data Centric Systems at IBM. “We are eager to collaborate on UCX with our key OpenPOWER and university partners. In particular, IBM is contributing key innovations from our PAMI high-performance messaging software already in use in several Top10 supercomputing systems.”
“UCX is intended to make it faster and easier to add Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform technologies, including GPUDirect RDMA and the NVLink high-speed interconnect, to the HPC communications stack,” said Duncan Poole, director of Platform Alliances at NVIDIA. “We look forward to working with the UCX members to bring new levels of high performance computing solutions to HPC.”