Road to 100Gb/sec…Innovation Required! (Part 3 of 3)

Physical Layer Innovation: Silicon Photonics So in two previous posts, I discussed the innovations required at the transport, network, and link layer of the communications protocol stack to take advantage of 100Gb/s networks . Let’s now talk about the physical layer. A 100Gb/sec signaling rate implies a 10ps symbol period. Frankly, this is just not […]


Yarden Gerbi Wins Silver, World Judo Championship 2014 – Chelyanbinsk, Russia

Mellanox congratulates Yarden Gerbi  as she won the Silver medal in the recent World Judo Championship competition.  The competition was held August 23-30, 2014 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  Gerbi competes in  the under 63 kg (139 lbs.) division.  


Recap: VMworld 2014 – San Francisco, CA

It was a busy time last week in San Francisco!  During VMworld 2014, we announced a collaboration with VMware and Micron to enable highly efficient deployments of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The VDI deployment will be a combination of Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect, VMware’s Virtual SAN (VSAN) and Micron’s SSDs.  The joint solution creates a scalable infrastructure […]


Road to 100Gb/sec…Innovation Required! (Part 2 of 3)

Network and Link Layer Innovation: Lossless Networks In a previous post, I discussed that innovations are required to take advantage of 100Gb/s at every layer of the communications protocol stack networks – starting off with the need for  RDMA at the transport layer. So now let’s look at the requirements at the next two layers […]


Road to 100Gb/sec…Innovation Required! (Part 1 of 3)

Transport Layer Innovation: RDMA During my undergraduate days at UC Berkeley in the 1980’s, I remember climbing through the attic of Cory Hall running 10Mbit/sec coaxial cables to professors’ offices. Man, that 10base2 coax was fast!! Here we are in 2014 right on the verge of 100Gbit/sec networks. Four orders of magnitude increase in bandwidth […]


The Benefits of Leaning Into the Big Data

Guest post by Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems Big data is for real, but its places heavy demands on IT teams, who have to pull together and provision cloud infrastructure, then offer big data application deployments with validated performance to meet pressing business decision timelines.  QualiSystems is partnering with Mellanox to simplify big data deployments over any […]


Vote for Sessions! OpenStack Summit in Paris

We have submitted several speaking sessions for the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Paris, France. Please review the descriptions for each session below, click to vote and share these presentations with your colleagues.  Remember:  Voting closes on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm CDT.


Open MLAG: The Road to the Open Ethernet Switch System

Making another step towards enabling a world of truly open Ethernet switches, Mellanox recently became the first vendor to release as open source,  implementation of Multi Chassis Link Aggregation Group, or as it is more commonly known – MLAG. Mellanox is involved and contributes to other open source projects, such as OpenStack, ONIE, Puppet and […]


Accelerating Genomic Analysis

One of the biggest catchphrases in modern science is Human Genome–the DNA coding that largely pre-determines who we are and many of our medical outcomes. By mapping and analyzing the structure of the human genetic code, scientists and doctors have already started to identify the causes of many diseases and to pinpoint effective treatments based […]


Mellanox Collaborates with Dell to Maximize Application Performance in Virtualized Data Centers

Dell Fluid Cache for SAN is enabled by ConnectX®-3 10/40GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). The Dell Fluid Cache for SAN solution reduces latency and improves I/O performance for applications such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Dell lab tests have revealed that Dell Fluid Cache […]