Mellanox InfiniBand Selected by Goethe University of Frankfurt to Accelerate Vast Range of Scientific Applications

40Gb/s InfiniBand with GPU and Application Offload Capabilities Provides University Scientists with Significant Application Runtime Improvements

Sunnyvale, Calif. and Yokneam, Israel – Aug. 10, 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 that its industry-leading end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity products, including ConnectX®-2 (LoM) adapters, IS5030 and IS5035 switches and cables, provide the high-performance server and storage networking for Goethe University’s Hessian high-performance computer (HHLR-GU) “LOEWE-CSC” supercomputer. With a theoretical peak performance of 599 TeraFLOPs, the InfiniBand-accelerated LOEWE-CSC will provide university scientists faster calculation and simulation results for a wide array of research, ranging from theoretical physics and chemistry to life sciences and computer science.

“The combination of ultra-dense servers, Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand networking and GPU/CPU hybrid computing opens up a new world of possibilities to accelerate the Goethe-University’s scientific research at an astounding price/performance, space and energy consumption,” said professor Volker Lindenstruth, Chair of HPC Architecture at Goethe University. “The new LOEWE-CSC supercomputer, leveraging Mellanox’s application and GPU offloading technology, will help our scientists enhance and accelerate their wide range of scientific research.”

“GPU-based supercomputers have become an ideal solution for reaching higher levels of performance without increasing server sprawl and energy consumption, yet require a high-performance interconnect solution to maintain optimal performance and efficiency,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “By incorporating Mellanox end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand networking, with its inherent application and GPU efficiency capabilities, the LOEWE-CSC GPU-based supercomputer will be able to provide University of Frankfurt scientists with application performance at an unprecedented scale and performance per watt.”

Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand connectivity, consisting of the ConnectX®-2 line of I/O adapter products, cables and comprehensive IS5000 family of fixed and modular switches, deliver industry-leading performance, efficiency and economics for the best return-on-investment for performance interconnects. Mellanox provides its worldwide customers with the broadest, most advanced and highest performing end-to-end networking solutions for the world’s most compute-demanding applications.

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