Mellanox Intros IB Switch Silicon

Mellanox announces availability of industry's first 40-Gbit/s InfiniBand switch silicon device and product reference platforms

June 10, 2008

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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 the immediate availability of its industry-leading, 36-port, 40Gb/s InfiniBand InfiniScale® IV switch silicon device architected to address the massive scale-out demands of data centers and high-performance compute centers that require the best price-performance and most energy efficient interconnect. Switch product development platforms are available for OEMs to accelerate time-to-market of their own systems that will fuel the growing InfiniBand switch market, estimated by IDC to have a port shipment CAGR of 54.5% over 2006 to 2011*.

InfiniScale IV-based switching platforms enable the following industry-leading capabilities which are critical to overall server and storage performance and efficiency:

  • 6X the switching and data capacity vs. 24-port 10GigE switch devices

  • 4X the storage I/O throughput critical for backup, snapshot and quickly loading large datasets vs. 8Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs

  • 10X lower end-to-end latency performance of mission-critical clustered applications vs. iWARP and 10GigE switch solutions

  • 3X the server and storage node cluster scalability when building a 3-tier CLOS fabric vs. 24-port 10GigE switch devices

“Mellanox continues to lead the server and storage interconnect industry with the availability of the highest performing and highest density switch silicon devices that deliver 40Gb/s per port performance, ultra-low latency, and massive scalability to tens of thousands of nodes,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president, and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “InfiniScale IV-based switch systems and ConnectX® adapters will provide the fabric for a number of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and optimize multi-core CPU performance of enterprise and high-performance computing applications including database, design automation, financial services, grids, health services, media creation, oil and gas, virtualization, weather analysis, web services, and more.”

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

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