SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – May 26, 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 its 40Gb/s InfiniBand ConnectX® mezzanine adapter cards and InfiniScale® IV-based switch blades are being deployed in Fujitsu Technology Solutions’ new PRIMERGY BX900 Blade Server systems. According to Gartner*, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for blade server shipments from 2008 through 2013 is forecasted to be 20,8 % and to reach more than 2,5 million units in 2013, representing the fastest-growing server form factor over the next five years.
“The BX900 is our leading compute-intensive blade server system that can include up to 18 quad-core processor blades in a high-density, energy efficient 10U package,” said Aiichiro Inoue, president, next generation technical computing unit at Fujitsu. “Mellanox’s low-latency, high-bandwidth 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity on our blade system ensures that our customers can maximize the efficiency and productivity of the BX900’s processing capabilities.”
“High-performance blade systems reduce space, cooling and power costs and form the building blocks for the emerging generation of virtualized data centers and cloud computing that can quickly respond to an organization’s varied compute requirements,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Combining the power of Fujitsu PRIMERGY blades with Mellanox’s industry-leading interconnect solutions ensures maximum capabilities in high-performance computing by optimizing performance, energy efficiency and ease of management.”
The Mellanox ConnectX adapters used in the BX900 systems deliver highest reliability and advanced networking capability, and are the only InfiniBand solutions that deliver full transport offload with native RDMA support to maximize application performance. This offload capability allows Fujitsu’s BX900 Blade Server systems to devote significantly more CPU cycles to application processing and deliver more performance compared to other technology alternatives. ConnectX adapters also offer lower power consumption, helping Fujitsu’s blade server systems serve as the foundation for greener computing environments.
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.
*Gartner Research Note: “Dataquest Insight: Blade Servers Continue Steady Proliferation,” Jeffrey Hewitt, October 28, 2008, ID Number: G00162493
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