Mellanox Announces 648-Port Modular 40Gb/s InfiniBand Switch

Industry's lowest latency, 40gb/s end-to-end solution delivers highest levels of scalability, performance, manageability and productivity.

June 22, 2009

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ISC'09, HAMBURG, GERMANY - June 22, 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 the immediate availability of its industry-leading IS5000 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch system family and FabricIT??? management suite. These new products enable compute clusters and data centers to efficiently scale using switch building blocks from 36 to 648 ports in a single enclosure.   Leveraging Mellanox's 4th generation of InfiniBand silicon and industry's lowest latency, the switch family and full line of host channel adapters provide customers with the optimal combination of proven performance and efficiency enhancement.

Mellanox IS5000 systems provide 2.9 to 51.8 Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth across 648 ports and can be used to build networks consisting of tens of thousands of servers and storage nodes. FabricIT fabric management reduces management overhead by providing the essential capabilities for managing systems at scale with simplicity and flexibility. IT managers can optimize data center performance and efficiency with FabricIT's performance monitoring, granular Quality of Service, and dynamic adaptation of the network to meet application demands in real-time.

"Mellanox's comprehensive end-to-end 40Gb/s connectivity solution of switches, fabric management, and adapters provide the highest return on investment by delivering superior performance, density and ease of use that enables data centers to operate systems at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity," said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president, and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. "Our networking products provide the building blocks for the highest-performance computing systems with comprehensive connectivity to InfiniBand, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet."

Data center managers can accelerate their applications on a 40Gb/s network today with IS5000 and MTS3600 switch systems. Mellanox ConnectX?? adapters provide hardware-accelerated server virtualization and support TCP/IP and Fibre Channel traffic across the InfiniBand network. Mellanox BridgeX??? gateways enable seamless connectivity to clients on the LAN and to SAN storage. With ConnectX and BridgeX, the IS5000 switch system family provides I/O consolidation for data center and high-performance computing environments. By enabling IT managers to adapt networking settings by application demands in real time, the IS5000 products deliver maximum systems productivity and efficiency for any usage model and for any scale.

"The IS5000 switch family and FabricIT offer a new level of provisioning flexibility that helps data center managers fully optimize their fabrics to meet the demanding requirements in today's dynamic computing environment such as on-demand and cloud computing," said Jie Wu, Research Manager, Technical Computing at IDC. "With today's announcements, Mellanox remains at the forefront of intelligent data center fabric management and performance."The complete Mellanox system family consists of 36 and 324 fixed port switches, director class modular switches with configurations up to 648 non-blocking ports, as well as InfiniBand to Ethernet and InfiniBand to Fibre Channel gateways. 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 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.

Pricing and Availability

Mellanox's IS5000 family of switch systems and FabricIT are available today. Pricing is available upon request. For more information please visit

Demonstration at International Supercomputing Conference (June 23-25, 2009)

During ISC'09, Mellanox will be demonstrating FabricIT and the IS5000 family of 40Gb/s switches at the Mellanox booth (#520) and the HP booth (#210).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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