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Mellanox Ships InfiniBand

Mellanox powers first PetaScale computing environment

DRESDEN, Germany -- Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that the Company’s InfiniBand adapters and InfiniScale™ III InfiniBand switch silicon power the Sun Constellation System which includes an ultra-dense blade server platform, high-throughput, high-density storage, and 3456-port InfiniBand switch. This system is based on non-proprietary and open source technologies and is expected to be one of the most powerful computing platforms in the world providing up to 1.7 PetaFLOPS of performance.

Designed for high scalability and performance, the ultra-dense blade server platform is based on the recently announced Sun Blade™ 6000 technology which integrates Mellanox dual-port 20Gb/s InfiniBand PCI Express adapter silicon. The Sun Fire X4500 data servers provide high-density and high-throughput storage offered with native InfiniBand connectivity. The 3456-port InfiniBand switch utilizes Mellanox InfiniScale III switch silicon chips.

“The combination of Sun's innovative blade server, storage and switch system technology and Mellanox’s leading InfiniBand adapters and switch silicon delivers outstanding computing performance that addresses a new era of PetaScale computing needs,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO at Mellanox Technologies. “With 3456 InfiniBand ports, the Sun ultra-dense switch reduces cost, power, complexity and the deployment time typically associated with large-scale HPC clusters.”

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

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