Mellanox Sets New Low-Latency Record for Real-time Market Data over 10GbE on IBM Systems

STAC® Benchmark Tests Show 30 Percent Improvement over Previous Record

SUNNYVALE, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – May 18, 2011 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a new record in low-latency messaging performance for Ethernet networks based on the latest STAC-M2 benchmark test conducted by Mellanox on IBM systems. The record was achieved using Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 10GbE NICs with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), the IBM BNT RackSwitch® G8264 10GbE switch, and IBM x3550 servers running IBM’s WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging (LLM) technology.

The Mellanox and IBM solution outperformed the most recent record holder (based on a comparable configuration), achieving a 30 percent improvement over results that were announced just two months ago. The benchmark results highlight an enhancement in latency reduction and scaling of messaging performance, validating Mellanox’s and IBM’s performance leadership for high-performance connectivity to data centers in the financial services industry.

“With industry-leading, low-latency performance, Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 EN with RoCE NICs and the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264 deliver superior results to high-transaction databases and financial services,” said John Monson, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “These recent STAC-M2 benchmarks are the latest application level evidence of our performance leadership in low-latency connectivity solutions.”

“Financial organizations require performance-leading, low-latency solutions to drive competitiveness and growth,” said Dan Tuchler, vice president of strategy and product management for IBM System Networking. “This STAC benchmark demonstrates that Mellanox and IBM are addressing the performance requirements of the financial services industry by providing financial services enterprises with innovative server, storage, software and networking solutions that meet their customers’ needs for fast transactions and value-added services.”

STAC-M2 is a vendor neutral benchmark set by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Benchmark Council, a consortium of financial and trading industry participants that sets testing standards and supports performance improvements for technology used in capital markets. 

The STAC® report is now available, and can be viewed by visiting http://stacresearch.com/node/9004.

Availability
Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet NICs and mezzanine adapter cards are available today through IBM at www.ibm.com.

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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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