Installation and testing of the Dual-port 25Gb/s Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710-DA2

University of Pisa is scouting a lot of new technologies for its Next Generation Data Center especially on the networking side. We have designed a new Data Center network based on the emerging 25Gb/s and 100Gb/s standards based on Dell* and Juniper* latest networking switches. During this activity (that involves a lot of R&D) we Read more about Installation and testing of the Dual-port 25Gb/s Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710-DA2[…]

High throughput disk access through the network

In the last six months or so we compared SSD drives from Intel using NVMe and SATA interfaces. NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) is a standard protocol over PCIe for accessing block devices such as disk drives. NVMe SSD drives benefit from direct access to the PCIe bus since the disk controller has become the bottleneck Read more about High throughput disk access through the network[…]

Hello world: not-so-optimal prime numbers

Previous post of “Programming XeonPHI using .NET and F#” series   In this post we start playing with the XeonPHI KNL system using F# and Visual Studio Code. The goal is to become familiar with the platform and see how simple, even inefficiently written, code performs on the platform. In this post series we will Read more about Hello world: not-so-optimal prime numbers[…]

Ninja for .NET with F# and Visual Studio Code

Next post of “Programming XeonPHI using .NET and F#” series   We recently received a XeonPHI Ninja developer platform (a pedestal liquid cooled unit) and started to play with it (for those unaware of the XeonPhi processor look at the quick summary at the end of this post); I was thrilled to test the second Read more about Ninja for .NET with F# and Visual Studio Code[…]