Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand Products Accelerate Sun Microsystems' Sun Blade™ Modular Systems

Industry-Leading Data Center Interconnect Solutions Provide Exceptional Application Productivity and Scalability with New Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series-based Server Platforms

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – April 14, 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 that Sun has selected the company’s leading 40Gb/s InfiniBand ConnectX® adapters and InfiniScale® IV switch silicon for Sun’s new line of Sun Blade™ modular systems and Sun Datacenter Switches. The new Sun Blade X6270 and Sun Blade X6275 server modules incorporate the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, previously code named “Nehalem,” fueling the need for InfiniBand’s industry-leading application performance and enhanced data center networking capabilities. According to IDC*, the market for total InfiniBand adapters is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 51,5 % to 991 878 shipping in 2011, and a switch port shipment CAGR of 54,5 %, with 1 561 543 shipping in 2011.

“The unparalleled performance and scalability of Mellanox’s 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switch silicon balance the system CPUs to guarantee high-efficiency while minimizing power consumption per application,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The combination of Sun's innovative server technology and Mellanox’s leading 40Gb/s InfiniBand products is an attractive mix across a broad set of applications — from dynamic web services to virtualization to demanding HPC applications.”

“The increasing demands to provide critical business services have expanded the need for higher bandwidth and capabilities,” said Raju Penumatcha, Vice President of Netra Systems and Networking at Sun. “Organizations leveraging the Sun Blade X6275 server module, powered by the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series and Mellanox’s industry-leading 40Gb/s InfiniBand technology, should realize the full potential, power, and performance of their systems.”

Up to two industry-standard Mellanox ConnectX 40Gb/s InfiniBand PCI Express ExpressModules (EMs) can be dedicated to each server module. EMs are hot-plug capable according to the standard defined by the PCI SIG, and fully customer replaceable without opening either the chassis or removing the server module. Each of the two InfiniBand ports can supply power to support passive as well as active cables for an extended reach.

Mellanox-based 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and Sun Magnum switches are available today through the Sun website at

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
*Source: IDC, "Worldwide InfiniBand 2007-2011 Forecast Update," Doc #211375, March 2008

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The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the expected growth rate for InfiniBand adapter shipments to 2011, the continued deployment of our interconnect adapters and switch silicon in tier-one OEM systems, into mainstream, volume applications, such as enterprise data centers, the continued growth in demand for HPC products, the continued, increased demand for industry standards-based technology, our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate, our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs, the adoption rate of our products, our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our OEM partners, our ability to compete in our industry, fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services and our ability to protect our intellectual property rights. 
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