GigaIO Collaborates with San Diego Supercomputer Center to Explore the Capabilities of FabreX™ Technology


CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GigaIO Inc., an innovator of data center network architecture and connectivity solutions, today announces a collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego to advance high-performance computing research using GigaIO's FabreX™ hyper-performance network.

“SDSC is leading the way in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure,” says Alan Benjamin, president and CEO of GigaIO.  “A team from SDSC joined members of GigaIO to explore the capabilities of FabreX. SDSC is the perfect environment in which to study high-performance computing technology.”

GigaIO's FabreX architecture demonstrates accelerated performance and increased scalability. In a recent performance profiling and composability testing of FabreX using anelastic wave propagation code, a team from SDSC and GigaIO simulated the dynamic rupture and wave propagation that occurs during an earthquake. When compared to the existing system at SDSC, GigaIO calculated that the team was able to achieve roughly 25 percent better performance at one-third the price with FabreX, indicating that the technology enabled better results in less time and dramatically reduced cost.

“This collaboration demonstrates the value that academic supercomputer centers can deliver in working with startups and early-stage technology companies.  The testing and evaluation of new technologies contributes to the overall ‘innovation economy' and brings new capabilities to advance scientific research,” says Ron Hawkins, SDSC's director of industry relations.

About GigaIO, Inc.
GigaIO provides game-changing hyper performance for advanced scale computing, giving users the flexibility to create exactly the system they need. The result is optimized performance and reduced total cost of ownership. With the innovative GigaIO FabreX™ architecture, data centers can scale up or out the performance of their systems, preserving their existing investment while adding the newest and latest capabilities. For more information, contact the GigaIO team at

About SDSC
As an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, SDSC is considered a leader in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure, providing resources, services, and expertise to the national research community, including industry and academia. Cyberinfrastructure refers to an accessible, integrated network of computer-based resources and expertise, focused on accelerating scientific inquiry and discovery. SDSC supports hundreds of multidisciplinary programs spanning a wide variety of domains, from earth sciences and biology to astrophysics, bioinformatics, and health IT. SDSC's petascale Comet supercomputer is a key resource within the National Science Foundation's XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) program.

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