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Repost: E8 Storage and Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC deliver high performance with hardware acceleration

by Phil Marsden

E8 Storage and Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC deliver high performance with hardware acceleration


Showcasing a live demo at SuperComputing 2018, the integration optimizes computing resources while accelerating data intensive workloads


SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 13, 2018 – E8 Storage today announced it is expanding its technology partnership with Mellanox with an integrated solution built on Mellanox BlueField SmartNICs, which will enable customers to maximize computing resources by pairing the E8 agent with the SmartNIC. The new integration will allow users to utilize the benefits of CPU offload to overcome any performance bottlenecks to application performance.  E8 storage will be joining Mellanox at SuperComputing 2018 (SC18) in Texas, at booth #3207, to showcase a live demo of the solution.

By offloading the E8 Agent functionality to the Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC, the joint solution ensures that the compute resources remain dedicated to the customer’s applications.  All the storage data path operations are managed by the dedicated computing resources of the offload engine, not by valuable server compute cores.  The ability to accelerate performance and optimize compute resources is ideal for intensive workloads that need to operate in real time, such as genomics, analytics and AI.

The integrated solution delivers the proven high performance and low latency of E8 Storage systems, while adding dedicated computing power in a low- profile PCI form factor. E8 Storage delivers 10x the performance of existing flash solutions, with consistent sub-millisecond latency, and has set benchmark records in multiple industries.

Please visit booth #3207 at SC18 in Dallas where E8 Storage and Mellanox will be on hand to provide a live demo.


Event: SuperComputing 2018

Date: November 12-15 2018

Booth: #3207

Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202

Link: https://sc18.supercomputing.org


“The combination of the E8 agent with our BlueField SmartNIC is ideal for organizations that need fast and scalable performance,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox.  “The integration is complimentary and allows customers to take advantage of full acceleration, while adding dedicated computing power, networking and processing subsystems. The result is high performance and acceleration, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership.”

Zivan Ori, co-founder and CEO of E8 Storage explained, “The SmartNIC is uniquely designed to offer speed, reliability and high availability, many of the concerns customers face when it comes to optimizing data workloads in data intensive verticals. By offloading the E8 software onto Mellanox BlueField we are able to leverage the benefits to provide a combined solution that meets the demands of high performance compute clusters – enabling fast access to data.”

For more information on purchasing E8 Storage appliances, please contact [email protected].


About E8 Storage

E8 Storage is a pioneer in shared NVMe storage for data-intensive, high-performance applications that drive business revenue. E8 Storage’s affordable, reliable and scalable solution is ideally suited for the most demanding low-latency workloads, including real-time analytics, financial and trading applications, genomics and large-scale file systems. Driven by the company’s patented architecture, E8 Storage’s high-performance NVMe over Fabrics certified storage delivers record breaking performance at half the cost of existing storage products. When performance matters, enterprise data centers turn to E8 Storage for unprecedented storage performance, density and scale, without compromising on reliability and availability. Privately held, E8 Storage is based in Santa Clara with R&D in Tel Aviv, and channel partners throughout the US and Europe. For more information, please visitwww.e8storage.com, and follow us on Twitter @E8Storage and LinkedIn.

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