SC07, RENO, NV – November 13, 2007 – Mellanox™ Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that its ConnectX InfiniBand adapters and switch blade modules are available for the HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System. The HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System is an affordable, easy-to-install HPC computing platform that provides supercomputing performance for small to mid-sized businesses and workgroup environments that want to leverage HPC technologies to gain a competitive edge.
The system is based on the HP BladeSystem c3000 architecture. A Mellanox-based ConnectX IB 20Gb/s InfiniBand mezzanine card adapter can reside on each server blade in the enclosure to provide high-performance connectivity to the processor through a PCI Express interface.
According to IDC's most recent Worldwide Technical Computing Systems report, the departmental and workgroup segments are the fastest-growing and largest segments of the HPC market, with aggregate (CAGR) growth exceeding 10 % for the period 2006-2011, driven by the increasing applicability and financial benefits of HPC in smaller business environments and other organizations*.
“Increasing business opportunities and competitive pressure are motivating small to midsize companies and workgroups to adopt and expand their use of HPC technology to reduce product design cycles, use higher fidelity models, and bring superior products more quickly to market. Demand is rapidly growing for HPC compute systems that can be located in small spaces rather than data centers," said Earl Joseph, program vice president, Technical Computing Systems. “The HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System with Mellanox InfiniBand is designed specifically to meet these requirements.”
“The availability of 20Gb/s ConnectX InfiniBand interconnect in the Cluster Platform Workgroup System provides leading multi-core server application performance and extends the power of supercomputing to a broader set of midmarket customers,” said Thad Omura, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We believe the Cluster Platform Workgroup System will accelerate the proliferation of our InfiniBand products into small to midmarket, and workgroup/department HPC customers for compute intensive workloads in Computer Automated Engineering, Life and Material Sciences, Oil & Gas, and Financial Services.”
“The HP Cluster Platform Workgroup System is designed to address the growing need from midmarket customers to leverage high-performance computing technologies to accelerate research, engineering and scientific outcomes,” said Ty Rabe, director of research and development, high-performance computing, HP. “The Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand products further build on the leadership I/O capabilities of this platform by providing superior connectivity that enables these companies to attack larger and more complex problems that are impractical with a single server or workstation.”
The ConnectX IB mezzanine card and IB switches are available for purchase now. The mezzanine card has been tested with OFED 1.2.5. The HP-supported software stacks for HPC applications (including HP-MPI) are available today.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance, InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity products that facilitate data transmission between servers, communications infrastructure equipment and storage systems. The company’s products are an integral part of a total solution focused on computing, storage and communication applications used in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing and embedded systems.
Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at www.mellanox.com.
*IDC, “Worldwide High-Performance and Technical Computing Server 2007-2011 Forecast,” Doc # 206170, April 2007.
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