Mellanox Advances IBM Networking Solutions with 40Gb/s InfiniBand Adapters to Provide Efficient, High-Performance Acceleration for Clustering and Blades

Fastest 40Gb/s InfiniBand Solutions Expand IBM’s System and Server Blade Portfolio to Support the Growing Demand for High Speed Networks and Application Productivity

SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – May 4, 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 single-port and dual-port ConnectX® 40Gb/s (QDR) InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters (HCAs) are now available directly from IBM for the company’s IBM System Cluster 1350™ and iDataPlex systems. Mellanox ConnectX 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters provide IBM  and its customers industry-leading throughput and the lowest latency thereby accelerating applications and increasing productivity in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and enterprise data center (EDC) environments.

“Mellanox is a valued partner in delivering the highest performing networking for our system and server blade solutions,” said Alex Yost, vice president, System x and BladeCenter, IBM. “Whether our customers' workloads require large complex clusters or small, departmental-sized clusters, IBM solutions leveraging Mellanox’s 40Gb/s InfiniBand products enable businesses and researchers to get results faster and gain a sustainable business advantage.” 

A broad range of application environments will benefit from Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand-connected IBM System Cluster solutions, including applications optimized for industrial design and manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, government and education. They are also an excellent choice for applications that require horizontal scaling capabilities, such as Web serving and collaboration.

“Enterprise data centers and high-performance computing continue to evolve as business intelligence, data base transactions, and complex engineering simulations require companies to build vaster pools of flexible infrastructure,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “IBM systems with Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity enable industry-leading price/performance, real-time response, I/O consolidation and energy efficiency for high-performance enterprise and cloud computing.”

Mellanox’s industry-leading ConnectX 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters are the only proven 40Gb/s InfiniBand networking solutions for high-performance clustering and blades. ConnectX enables the fastest transaction latency, as low as 1usec, and the highest transaction rate of above 40 million messages per second, making it the most scalable and suitable solution for current and future transaction-demanding applications. ConnectX adapters are part of Mellanox’s full 40Gb/s end-to-end portfolio for data centers and high-performance computing systems. Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand switches incorporate advanced tools that simplify networking management and installation, and provide the needed capabilities for the highest scalability and future growth.

Availability
Mellanox ConnectX 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters are available today through the IBM website at http://www.ibm.com.

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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