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Rockport is reimagining the next generation of high-performance networks with a switchless architecture that delivers better performance at scale, simplified. Ending decades of unnecessary network complexity, the Rockport Switchless Network replaces centralized switch fabrics with a distributed, highly reliable, high-performance interconnect providing connectivity that is intelligent, adaptable, self-healing, and simple to operate. Rockport is committed to helping its customers Simplify the Network. Learn more at rockportnetworks.com.

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Learn why modern workloads require a modern architecture.

Congestion can delay workload completion times for crucial scientific and enterprise workloads, making HPC systems unpredictable and leaving high-cost cluster resources waiting for delayed data to arrive. Despite various brute-force attempts to resolve the congestion issue, the problem has persisted. Until now.

Today, every high-performance computing (HPC) workload running globally faces the same crippling issue: Congestion in the network.

It’s time to resolve the root cause of congestion


In this paper, Matthew Williams, CTO at Rockport Networks, explains how recent innovations in networking technologies have led to a new network architecture that targets the root causes of HPC network congestion, specifically:

  • Why today’s network architectures are not a sustainable approach to HPC workloads
  • How HPC workload congestion and latency issues are directly tied to the network architecture
  • Why a direct interconnect network architecture minimizes congestion and tail latency

"Rockport’s architecture is designed to get the switch out of the way to enable improvements in performance, bandwidth and latency. At its core is the Rockport Network Operating System (rNOS), designed to essentially navigate data through the best paths in the network to reduce congestion and latency and break down packets into small pieces called FLITs to more efficiently move down those paths, according to the company." 

- "Startup Rips the Switch Out of High Performance Networks", The Next Platform


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