Mellanox ConnectX Server and Storage Adapters Achieve Oracle® Real Application Clusters 11g and Oracle Enterprise Linux Certification

Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Enterprise Linux over Mellanox InfiniBand Enables Industry Standard, High-Performance Grid Solutions for Enterprise Data Centers

SANTA CLARA, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – August 6, 2008 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that its ConnectX® InfiniBand adapters and switch product technology have achieved certification with Oracle® Real Application Clusters 11g and Oracle Enterprise Linux, driving I/O consolidation, open source standardization and scalability of Oracle’s clustering technology to new levels.

Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Enterprise Linux over Mellanox InfiniBand solutions utilize the second generation, open source Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol which was developed within OpenFabrics ( by Oracle, Mellanox and other community members.

Oracle Enterprise Linux is a key component of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program, which provides enterprise-class support for Linux. Available as open source, Oracle Enterprise Linux is fully compatible-both source and binary-with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Oracle Enterprise Linux can also be freely distributed, enabling partners to easily create low-cost solutions for their users. The Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program has been adopted by more than 2,000 leading organizations.

“RDS, available as part of the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED), with Mellanox InfiniBand adapters, deliver 50% faster block throughput and half the latency, while consuming half the CPU processing cycles,” said Wayne Augsburger, vice president of business development at Mellanox Technologies. “When used with Mellanox InfiniBand adapters, both scalability and price-performance are significantly enhanced.”

“Certification of Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Enterprise Linux with Mellanox solutions further strengthens Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Support Program,” said Juan Loaiza, Senior Vice President, Oracle. “Teaming with Mellanox enables users to deploy high-performance, cost-effective Linux-based grid solutions leveraging the benefits of InfiniBand.”

Mellanox is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, interconnect products to world-class server, storage, and infrastructure OEMs servicing Fortune 500 data centers, the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and mission critical embedded applications. The company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect™ (VPI) enables standard communication protocols to operate over any converged network (InfiniBand, Ethernet, Data Center Ethernet) with the same software solution. Utilizing proven networking, clustering, storage, virtualization and RDMA acceleration engines, VPI optimizes application performance, power consumption, workload agility, and total system efficiency while future-proofing IT infrastructure.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

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