Mellanox Enables Breakthrough InfiniBand Performance On Dell Blade Servers

40Gb/s InfiniBand Connectivity Provides IT Administrators with Critical Bandwidth, Ease-of-Use and Flexibility

SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – April 20, 2010 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its second generation ConnectX®-2 I/O mezzanine adapter card is now available through Dell™ for the PowerEdge™ M-Series Blade Servers. Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 provides 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity with CORE-Direct™ to enable significant improvements in application performance and scalability and increase the productivity of compute clusters, cloud and enterprise data centers.

“Mellanox’s 40Gb/s InfiniBand technology delivers the highest throughput, lowest latency and highest message rate available in networking technology ensuring major productivity benefits for enterprise and scientific computing users,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The combination of Mellanox ConnectX-2 adapters and Dell M-Series Blades provides a simplified, cost-effective solution for data center performance requirements, all while reducing capital expense.”

ConnectX-2 with Virtual Intelligent Queuing (Virtual-IQ) technology provides dedicated adapter resources and guaranteed isolation and protection for virtual machines (VM) within the server. I/O virtualization over InfiniBand gives data center managers better server utilization and LAN and SAN unification while reducing cost, power, and cable complexity.

“Dell’s blade servers are designed to help reduce I/O capital expenses while providing IT and cluster administrators with greater bandwidth performance, better CPU utilization, and more efficient use of their data center space, and Mellanox’s InfiniBand adapter helps us to deliver these gains” said Sally Stevens, vice president, product group platform marketing at Dell. “Customers with resource-intensive application demands for high-bandwidth and low-latency can leverage blade solutions to improve system efficiency and resource utilization, while still reducing power and overhead costs.”

Availability
Mellanox ConnectX-2 I/O mezzanine adapter cards are available now through the Dell website.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage that optimize data center performance. Mellanox products deliver market-leading bandwidth, performance, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof solution. For the best in performance and scalability, Mellanox is the choice for Fortune 500 data centers and the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam,Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at www.mellanox.com.

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