Industry Relationship | Networked Software Systems Laboratory

 

INTEL

Web site: http://www.intel.com/

Activity in NSSL

The lab holds long standing collaboration with Intel:

We have been successfully running performance tuning projects in collaboration with Intel for several years. Our lab was a pioneer in deploying Intel performance tuning tools in universities, and following our successful example, numerous  universities world-wide have begun teaching performance tuning using Intel tools.

In the last few years we started new projects in the following areas:

  • Multi-cores, parallel programming and kernel programming.
  • Android based applications, IA-based tablets.

Our relations include equipment donation and supervision of projects.

In the last year Intel we held a project competition sponsored by Intel.

 

MICROSOFT

Web site: http://www.microsoft.com

Activity in NSSL

The lab holds long standing collaboration with Microsoft:

Our relations include equipment donation and supervision of projects.

Microsoft Israel donated the first tabletop Surface to the lab. The tabletop system was designed to create interactive experiences using gestures, touch and objects placed on the surface of the tabletop.  Several projects were developed using the tabletop Surface.

 

Mellanox

Mellanox

Web site: http://www.mellanox.com/

Company Overview (from Mellanox web site)

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX, TASE: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel.

Activity in NSSL

The main topic on which Mellanox offers projects in NSSL is Infiniband routing algorithm implementation. In these projects, students implement a routing algorithm that has been recently published, on an open source subnet manager – OpenSM.

Other projects involve in network simulations using OMNet++ and network virtualization.

 

Marvell

Marvell

http://www.marvell.com/

Company Overview (from Marvell web site)

A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships over one billion chips a year. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. World-class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.

Activity in NSSL

Marvell is the sponsor and mentor of all the projects in NSSL lab the use OpenFlow technology. This includes supply of OpenFlow enables hybrid switches, providing project topics and project funding. In addition to equipment and funding, Marvell provides advisory on OpenFlow technology and future trends in Software Defined Networks (SDN) by engineers with deep knowledge on this area.

 

 

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Web site: www.ezchip.com

Company Overview (from EZchip web site)

EZchip Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company that provides Ethernet network processors through its fully-owned subsidiary, EZchip Technologies.

EZchip provides its customers with solutions that scale from a few to hundreds of Gigabits-per-second. EZchip’s network processors provide great flexibility and high performance coupled with superior integration and power efficiency for a wide range of applications in carrier, data center, cloud and enterprise network equipment.

EZchip Semiconductor is a public company traded on NASDAQ Global Market and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (symbol EZCH).

Activity in NSSL

EZchip offers projects that implement a simple network utility on top of their technology. For this purpose, several computers in the lab contain EZchip development environment, such as EZdesign, and the EZsim chip simulator.

When the project is close to its final stage, the student run their implemented application on hardware, using EZappliance, which is also installed in the lab.

All the students that are involved in EZChip project, must also take the course “High Speed Network Processors”, which is taught by the EZChip team.