Mellanox Drives BladeSystem

Mellanox InfiniBand drives transaction processing and storage performance benchmark on HP BladeSystem c-Class

September 19, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel -- Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX)(TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that the Company’s 20Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switch products provided the foundation for the HP BladeSystem c-Class world record clustered TPC-H benchmark(a), delivering 39,613 QphH (Query-per-hour Performance Metric)@ $12.57/ QphH @300GB. HP server blades are used for both the Oracle 10g RAC database servers, as well as the storage servers in a dense form factor which also includes the storage disks. Each server uses Mellanox’s high-throughput, low-latency 20Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect for server-to-server and server-to-storage I/O connectivity to deliver the best price/performance.

“This ‘all-bladed’ world record TPC-H benchmark expands the market potential for our converged InfiniBand products by providing both computing and storage server interconnect in the fast growing blade market, which is expected to ship over three million units in 2010,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “We’re delighted to see HP BladeSystem c-Class systems using our InfiniBand products for enterprise database applications as they provide outstanding price/performance while addressing significant data center issues such as time, change, cost and energy.”

Three HP BladeSystem c7000 blade enclosures house the servers and InfiniBand I/O components as well as SAS storage disks, which take up less than 75 percent of a standard 42U rack. This configuration requires only 20 percent of the floor space and 30 percent of the power and cooling costs compared to traditional rack servers and storage SAN solutions.

“HP is leading the industry by providing a 20Gb/s InfiniBand unified fabric in the HP BladeSystem c7000 as the cluster interconnect for Oracle RAC deployments, adding additional utility to the HP StorageWorks SB40c storage blade,” said Mark Potter, vice president, BladeSystem Division, HP. “In addition to the record performance of this TPC-H data warehouse application, HP has integrated the storage subsystem within the c7000, which significantly reduces the cost and power utilization compared to typical rack systems.”

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