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Mellanox Delivers 40-Gig Adapters

SHANGHAI, China -- Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based server and storage interconnect products, today announced the availability of the dual port ConnectX IB 40Gb/s (QDR) InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter (HCA), the industry’s highest performing adapter for server, storage, and embedded applications. The adapter products deliver the highest data throughput and lowest latency of any standard PCI Express adapter available today, thereby accelerating applications and data transfers in High Performance Computing (HPC) and enterprise data center (EDC) environments. According to IDC, the market for total InfiniBand HCAs is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 51.5% to 991,878 in 2011, with a strong ramp for 40Gb/s adapters from 19,182 ports in 2008 to 781,104 ports in 2011.

With the growing deployment of multiple, multi-core processors in server and storage systems, overall platform efficiency and CPU and memory utilization depends increasingly on interconnect bandwidth and latency. For optimal performance, platforms with several multi-core processors can require interconnect bandwidth of more than 10Gb/s or even 20Gb/s. The new ConnectX adapter products deliver 40Gb/s bandwidth and lower latency, helping to ensure that no CPU cycles are wasted due to interconnect bottlenecks. As a result, ConnectX adapters help IT managers maximize their return on investment in CPU and memory for server and storage platforms.

“Mellanox continues to lead the HPC and enterprise data center industry with advanced I/O products that deliver unparalleled performance for the most demanding applications,” said Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We are excited to see efforts to deploy 40Gb/s InfiniBand networks later this year which can leverage the mature InfiniBand software ecosystem established over the last several years at 10 and 20Gb/s speeds.”

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.