Mellanox InfiniBand Switch Systems Selected by IBM

IS5000 Family Enables Compute Clusters and Converged Data Centers to Operate at Any Scale While Reducing Operational Costs and Infrastructure Complexity

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – Oct. 18, 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 IS5000 line of 108 and 324-port modular 40Gb/s InfiniBand switches with industry-leading latency performance, are now available through IBM’s iDataPlex and Intelligent Cluster product lines. Mellanox’s switch systems, in combination with its industry-leading ConnectX®-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, offer IBM customers I/O infrastructure performance and scalability for data centers, Cloud, Web 2.0 and high-performance computing (HPC) environments.

“IBM is delivering solutions that maximize application performance and also meet the requirements for infrastructure economics and green initiatives,” said David Turek, Vice President, Deep Computing at IBM. “Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand switches complement our Intelligent Cluster and iDataPlex products, providing our customers designing large HPC systems, clouds and virtualized data centers with industry-leading scalability, performance, and economics.”

Mellanox’s IS5000 line of InfiniBand switches provides the highest-performing fabric solutions.  HPC and enterprise data center IT managers using the IS5100 and IS5300 can realize a greater return on their compute and infrastructure investments through increased CPU productivity via higher network throughput and availability. The ultra-dense IS5100 108-port and IS5300 324-port switches were built using Mellanox’s 4th generation InfiniScale® IV InfiniBand switch device, and provide up to 40Gb/s fully, non-blocking, bidirectional bandwidth per port with industry-leading 300ns port-to-port latency. Networks built with the IS5100 and IS5300 can carry converged traffic with the combination of assured bandwidth and granular quality of service.

“We are pleased with the addition of Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch systems to IBM’s iDataPlex and Intelligent Cluster product lines,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Our complete line of IS5000 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch systems and adapter cards enable IBM’s customers to build powerful, scalable, and cost-efficient, green HPC clusters and cloud data centers that deliver flexibility, as well as higher performance for their most compute demanding applications.”

The IS5000 family of switches with integrated management functionality allows customers to grow their networks with Mellanox as the complete system for high-performance networking and the unified networking vendor of choice. Common modules like switch, fan and power supplies across the entire IS5000 director class family of switches provide customers the ultimate value and ease of use.

Available today, Mellanox’s full line of ConnectX-2 single and dual-port 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10GbE adapter cards, and 36, 108, 216, 324 and 648-port 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch systems are available from IBM. Visit their website at to learn more.

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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

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