Mellanox ConnectX-2 10 Gigabit Ethernet Technology Now Available Through HP

ConnectX-2 EN Maximizes HP System Performance and Flexibility with Industry-Leading 10 Gigabit Ethernet Latency, Power and Virtualization Performance

SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – Jan. 25, 2010 – 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, today announced its leading, low-power, low-latency ConnectX®-2 EN controller is now available on the new HP NC542m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE BLc Adapter directly from HP for the company’s HP BladeSystem c-Class. With industry-leading performance, power efficiency, integration and feature-set, ConnectX-2-enabled adapters provide an optimized, low-latency solution for high-transaction databases, financial services, cloud computing, and virtualized server and storage data center environments.

The HP NC542m is the company’s highest performing, lowest power 10GbE adapter card available today. It provides full bandwidth on both ports simultaneously with the industry’s lowest power at 8,5 Watts maximum. The NC542m also supports the industry’s lowest standard TCP/IP application latency at less than 8us and supports an internal RDMA acceleration engine to further reduce the latency to well under 6us. The NC542m is VMware Ready™ certified for VMware vSphere™ 4, enabling customers to manage key infrastructure components including CPUs, storage and networking as a seamless, flexible and dynamic cloud environment.

“Mellanox is pleased to provide its leading ConnectX-2 EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology through HP, to enable IT managers with the most efficient, flexible and high-performance Ethernet solution,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The combination of 10 Gigabit Ethernet mezzanine adapter cards powered by Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 EN and HP Bladesystem c-Class enables end-users to improve their business results with reduced infrastructure complexity, expanded flexibility, and increased efficiency and power savings for maximum return on investment.”

“With its high-integration, advanced feature-set, and leading performance and power efficiency, the HP NC542m with Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller shines as one of the most-attractive 10 Gigabit Ethernet options available through HP,” said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. “End-users selecting this 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter can expect to achieve superior data center productivity and service flexibility.”

The HP NC542m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE BLc Adapter is available today through the HP 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

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