Centre for High-Performance Computing South Africa Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions to Accelerate New Petaflop-Capable System

Enabling technology innovation and scientific research in Africa

SC’15, Austin, Texas – November 16, 2015 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced that the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in partnership with the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand solution to connect its next-generation petaflop-capable supercomputer. CSIR is one of the leading scientific research and technology development organizations in Africa. CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research and technology innovation that contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of South Africans.

“CHPC supports users across Africa and hundreds of applications across a broad range of science disciplines from Chemistry, Material Science, Astrophysics, Climate Science, Bioinformatics and more,” said Dr. Happy Sithole, director, CHPC. “Utilizing Mellanox’s InfiniBand solution, the Centre will be able to provide Africa’s research community with its first petascale-class supercomputer to support their rapidly increasing computational demands for the entire spectrum of their research.”

The partnership between Mellanox and CHPC goes beyond this project, as CHPC participates in early technology access from Mellanox. Mellanox also supports the Human Capital Development as a key partner in the successful Student Cluster team at CHPC.

“Large research labs require extremely fast data access for their applications in order to conduct their research more effectively,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox. “Mellanox InfiniBand solutions deliver highest efficiency and scalability, and will provide CHPC with superior application performance to accommodate the needs of their researchers.”

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