Mellanox and Corvil Demonstrate Low Latency Measurement of Industry's Performance-Leading 10/40GbE Switch with Nanosecond Resolution at SIFMA

Highlights Unprecedented Latency Performance of Mellanox’s SX1000-series of 10/40GbE Switch Systems

SIFMA, New York – June 13, 2011 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for high performance trading and market data, today announced a joint demonstration at SIFMA showcasing live latency measurements at nanosecond resolution. Mellanox will demonstrate the industry-low, sub 300ns latency performance of its recently introduced 10/40Gb Ethernet switch using Corvil’s market-leading latency management system, CorvilNet.

Nanosecond-level measurement is particularly important for co-located trading systems where component latencies of a few microseconds can have a material impact on system performance. Response times are now well into the sub-millisecond range in many cases. Traders are becoming more interested in monitoring small changes in response time and how they might affect the behavior of their strategies, since it is relative speed, rather than absolute response time, that really determines trading success.

“Components of the trading loop are now achieving latencies in the low microsecond range. This necessitates the use of nanosecond-level measurement to gauge their performance,” said Donal O’Sullivan, VP Product Management, at Corvil. “CorvilNet is unique in its ability to monitor latency with nanosecond precision for electronic trading applications and infrastructure. We are delighted that CorvilNet has been used to validate the performance of Mellanox’s 10/40GbE switch.”

“We are pleased to work with Corvil and utilize CorvilNet to demonstrate Mellanox’s SX1000-series of 10/40GbE switches’ industry-leading Ethernet latency performance,” said Asaf Somekh, vice president of solution marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox's solutions for financial services repeatedly demonstrate lower application latency, higher application throughput, and higher scalability in real-world benchmark testing.”

Based on the company’s performance-leading SwitchX™ switch silicon ICs, the SX1000-series 10/40GbE switches deliver up to 2,88Tb/s of switching in a single 1U device. The SX1000-series leverages Mellanox’s unique IC architecture to deliver industry-leading capabilities in bandwidth performance, density, scalability, latency (230ns) and power.

Visit Mellanox Technologies and Corvil at SIFMA (June 14-16, 2011)
Visit Mellanox Technologies at booth #1510 and Corvil at booth #1760 to view the live ‘Latency Measurement at Nanosecond Resolution’ demonstration. Mellanox will also be showcasing the company’s full suite of end-to-end high-performance Ethernet and InfiniBand data center connectivity products and how they enable high frequency trading and financial services with industry-leading low application latency, higher throughput and scalability.

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About Corvil
Corvil is a provider of unified application and network latency management systems to the world’s leading trading organizations including global banks, exchanges, electronic market makers and services providers to the Financial Markets. Reference customers include Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Thomson Reuters, Savvis, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, NYSE Euronext, London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse. The company was founded in 2000 and operates from New York, London and Dublin.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox products optimize data center performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof architecture. The company offers innovative solutions that address a wide range of markets including HPC, enterprise, mega warehouse data centers, cloud computing, Internet and Web 2.0.

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