Mellanox InfiniBand Accelerates Dawning 5000A HPC System

ConnectX® 20Gb/s InfiniBand Provides Unprecedented Performance for China’s Leading Supercomputer

SANTA CLARA, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – July 8, 2008 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, and Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd., a leader in high-performance computing solutions, today announced that ConnectX 20Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and InfiniScale® III InfiniBand switch silicon provide the optimal low latency, high-performance interconnect for Dawning’s innovative and highly scalable computing platforms. This high-performance, high-density, blade server platform is the foundation for the 5000A, China’s most powerful supercomputer achieving a peak performance of 160 teraflops, or 160 trillion calculations per second. ConnectX adapters deliver the highest data throughput and lowest latency of any industry-standard PCI Express adapter available today, thereby accelerating applications and data transfers in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments.

“The Dawning 5000A with Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand delivers energy efficient, extreme computing performance for the most demanding of high-performance applications such as genome mapping, quake appraisal, precise weather forecast, mining survey and huge stock exchange data,” said Hua Nie, vice president of Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd.

“Mellanox’s leading ConnectX InfiniBand products have become the interconnect of choice to accelerate the world’s fastest supercomputers, as they meet the most demanding of I/O performance requirements while keeping multicore CPU overhead and energy consumption at a minimum,” said Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We are pleased to have our 20Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect technology chosen by Dawning to accelerate China’s leading supercomputer.”

In addition to ConnectX, Mellanox’s single-port InfiniHost® III Lx 20Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and line of copper InfiniBand cables have been certified by Dawning for use with the Dawning 4000. The InfiniHost III Lx adapter is an ideal solution for cost-sensitive applications seeking to benefit from InfiniBand’s high-performance and low latency characteristics.

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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