SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – March 30, 2009 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage, today announced that its 40Gb/s server and storage connectivity solutions enable a significant increase in performance and productivity for high-performance, unified and virtualized data center applications that utilize Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series (formerly codenamed “Nehalem”). Mellanox’s industry-leading 40Gb/s networking products have been proven to provide up to 2x performance gain with the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500, compared to previous 20Gb/s networking solutions with prior generation of Intel Xeon processors, while keeping the same envelope of power consumption. The combination provides the next generation IT platform for building the most efficient data centers.
“As processor speeds continue to advance, the importance of having an interconnect fabric that provides the highest processor efficiency becomes critical,” said Jie Wu, Research Manager, Technical Computing at IDC. “Mellanox InfiniBand adapters and switch products are a good complement to Intel’s new line of Xeon processors, and together they provide greater performance gains to many applications in the technical computing space.”
“Overall platform efficiency and CPU and memory utilization rely heavily on interconnect bandwidth and latency, and Mellanox’s broad line of highly-efficient 40Gb/s InfiniBand products ensure that CPU cycles are not wasted due to interconnect bottlenecks,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The combination of Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand with 1us latency and Intel Xeon processor technology delivers extreme performance for the most demanding and mission-critical applications.”
“The Intel Xeon 5500 series processors are designed for high-performance computing applications in enterprise and scientific environments, and maintaining a balanced platform between compute and I/O is key to our approach of delivering application and end-user visible results,” said Jim Pappas, Director of Server Technology Initiatives at Intel. “By collaborating with Mellanox on server and interconnect optimization and tuning, we can efficiently deliver on customer needs for high-bandwidth 40Gb/s low-latency networks.”
Enterprise applications such as customer relationship management, database, virtualization, and web services as well as key vertical markets such as financial services, insurance services, and retail are demanding the highest possible performance from their computing systems. In addition, high-performance applications such as bioscience and drug research, data mining, digital rendering, electronic design automation, fluid dynamics, and weather analysis also require the highest throughput to support the I/O requirements of multiple processes that each require access to large datasets to compute and store results. The combination of Mellanox 40Gb/s interconnect solutions and servers based on Intel Xeon processors delivers optimum performance to meet these challenges.
Mellanox’s line of ConnectX 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, MTS3600 36-port, 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch system, and MTS3610 324-port, 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch system are available today. More information can be found on Mellanox’s website at www.mellanox.com.
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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