Mellanox InfiniBand Adapters Achieve OpenFabrics and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab Logo

SANTA CLARA, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – June 25, 2007 Mellanox ™ Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that its InfiniHost III family of market-leading 10 and 20Gb/s InfiniBand adapters have passed all interoperability test requirements and have achieved the prestigious OpenFabrics and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) Logo.

The Logo program was developed by the OpenFabrics Interoperability Work Group (IWG) in collaboration with UNH-IOL. As a member of OpenFabrics IWG, Mellanox played a key role in the development of the Logo program. The UNH-IOL conducted interoperability Logo testing at a recent event at their labs where all major InfiniBand solutions providers, including Mellanox, and OpenFabrics community members participated. The rigorous testing involved use of a pre-release version of the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) version 1.2 with InfiniHost III adapters to verify  interoperability with InfiniBand switch and storage systems from leading OEMs and to verify interoperability with InfiniBand adapters from other device manufacturers.  Switch systems tested were based on Mellanox InfiniScale III switch silicon. Testing included use of all major OFED supported upper layer protocols to ensure interoperability for various high-performance computing and enterprise data center applications. 

“End-users deserve peace of mind when purchasing hardware and software, and they do not want to be locked to a single vendor when designing their data centers for current and future purposes,” said Sujal Das, director of software product management at Mellanox Technologies. “Through our work with OpenFabrics and UNH-IOL to achieve this important logo milestone, Mellanox is pleased to offer such peace of mind to end-users by offering leading server, switch and storage OEMs demonstrated interoperability of our products with all elements of the InfiniBand fabric and end-user applications.”

The following Mellanox InfiniHost III adapters have successfully passed interoperability testing and will bear the OpenFabrics UNH-IOL Logo:

  • Part # MHEA28-1TC: Dual 10Gb/s Ports, PCIe x8, 128 MB memory
  • Part # MHEA28-XT: Dual 10Gb/s Ports, PCIe x8, MemFree
  • Part # MHGA28-1TC: Dual 20Gb/s Ports, PCIe x8, 128 MB memory
  • Part # MHGA28-XTC: Dual 20Gb/s Ports, PCIe x8, MemFree
  • Part # MHES14-XT: Single 10Gb/s Port, PCIe x4, MemFree
  • Part # MHES18-XTC: Single 10Gb/s Port, PCIe x8, MemFree
  • Part # MHGS18-XTC: Single 20Gb/s Port, PCIe x8, MemFree

Interoperability testing was performed with a pre-release version of OFED version 1.2 which includes new enterprise level features such as support for Oracle 11g RAC, enhanced performance and high availability for sockets-based applications. It is expected that major Linux distribution suppliers will soon incorporate OFED 1.2 into their packages, with Novell taking the lead by supporting OFED 1.2 in its SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time offering.

“OFED 1.2 enhances Novell’s ability to meet end-user needs for extreme transaction processing where determinism in transaction execution time is a key criteria for competitiveness and profitability,” said Justin Steinman, director of marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions at Novell. “Ensuring interoperability using OFED 1.2 with the UNH-IOL Logo will simplify end-user adoption of Mellanox InfiniBand-based solutions.”

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance, InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity products that facilitate data transmission between servers, communications infrastructure equipment and storage systems. The company’s products are an integral part of a total solution focused on computing, storage and communication applications used in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing and embedded systems.
Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at www.mellanox.com

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All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change.  Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.  The risks and uncertainties that could cause actual  results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this release include, among other uncertainties, the rate at which major Linux distribution suppliers will incorporate OFED 1.2 into their packages, our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  More information about the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may impact our business are set forth in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 8, 2007, including “Risk Factors”.  All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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