ASUS Selects Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand Adapter Devices for Landed-on-Motherboard (LOM) Solutions

Serverboard’s Ultra-fast Interface Enables Cost-Effective, High-Performance Computing, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Data Center Environments

SUNNYVALE, CA., YOKNEAM, ISRAEL, and TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Nov. 10, 2009 – ASUS and Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the launch of ASUS Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR, a half size serverboard equipped with Mellanox ConnectX® 40Gb/s InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter (HCA) devices supporting Landed-on-Motherboard applications. Built around Intel® Xeon® 5520 Series processors with DDR3 memory, the Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR is a compact serverboard equipped with innovative onboard enhancements such as ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and ASMB4-iKVM for exceptional power efficiency and remote control of multiple computers. 

Enhanced Support for Intensive HPC Applications
Equipped with Mellanox’s 40Gb/s InfiniBand fabric connectivity, the Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR serverboard is designed to offer optimal performance for a range of HPC applications. Users in the industries such as oil and gas, engineering, and research and development can benefit from its large bandwidth support when running intensive modeling and data processing applications.

“The ASUS Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR is a leading compute-intensive serverboard that is compact, power-efficient and built of high-quality components that reduce power stress while improving durability and product lifespan,” said Tom Lin, general manager of server business unit, ASUS. “By leveraging Mellanox’s low-latency, high-bandwidth 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity on our Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR server motherboards, our customers will achieve optimal efficiency and productivity.”

“ASUS serverboards with Mellanox ConnectX adapter devices as a Landed-on-Motherboard deliver a better return on compute resources by providing higher efficiency and system utilization,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “These performance benefits will become increasingly important as a growing number of enterprises rely on HPC solutions for mission critical applications.”

Flexibility to Respond to the Future
By incorporating ConnectX adapter devices, the Z8PH-D12 SE/QDR enables data center users to respond rapidly to changing business requirements. The serverboard natively supports both 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet transmission protocols. Thus, it can deliver Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or Fibre Channel over InfiniBand (FCoIB) on the same hardware platform without incurring major infrastructure investments.

About ASUS
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3 056 awards in 2008, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2008 was 8,1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.

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 www.mellanox.com.

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