Results matching 'ethernet adapter'

  • Mellanox Introduces Most Advanced InfiniBand and Ethernet Intelligent Adapter Yet
    Last year, IDC predicted that the HPC market would reach $15.2 billion by 2019. That represents a healthy 8.2 percent yearly growth rate. We knew it would be big, and we knew we would be ready for it. In fact, we’ve spent the past decade striving to take high performance computing (HPC) to new levels. […]
  • Migrate to 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet — Get the Best Datacenter Return on Investment
    Gartner in a recent report says, “In the Data Center, Just Say ’No‘ to Chassis-Based Switches and 10G/40G Switches to Save 70%”. At Mellanox, we have built the industry’s leading 25/100G Ethernet network adapters, cables, transceivers and fixed form-factor datacenter switches. With over 65% market share, Mellanox is the market leader in the 25G+ high-speed […]
  • Mellanox Introduces Next Generation Ethernet Network Operating System – Mellanox Onyx™
    Mellanox Introduces Next Generation Ethernet Network Operating System – Mellanox Onyx™ Mellanox is excited to announce the general availability of Mellanox Onyx. Onyx succeeds MLNX-OS as the next-generation network operating system for Spectrum Open Ethernet switches.  Onyx combines rich network operating system features for the modern datacenter with the flexibility of a completely open container-based […]
  • Take a Front Row Seat at the 2018 Olympics – Ethernet Networking Provides an Immersive Viewing Experience
    It will be the smallest city to host the Winter Olympics since 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. However, South Korea has big hopes and even bigger technology to ensure the 23rd Winter Olympic Games will offer a viewing experience as never before. The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will feature 102 events in 15 sports. From Thursday, February 8th to […]
  • Powering Artificial Intelligence with the World’s Best Ethernet Solutions
    Artificial Intelligence, Zero Packet Loss, Ultra Low Latency, RDMA…delivered by Ethernet? Before you break out the torches and pitch forks let’s play this out. Many of today’s advanced HPC workloads such as AI, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics are possible over Ethernet. With Mellanox Spectrum™ 25/50/100Gb Ethernet Switches and Connect®-X network adapters there is a […]
  • When you need to lead – Mellanox Ethernet Solution helps you maximize your data center performance
    Every year a flurry of new world records in various fields are set or broken. It appears that 2018 will be no exception to this trend. The New Year has hardly begun, yet records have already been shattered, starting with the coldest January in the Midwest reaching a record-breaking minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit (- 50 […]
  • Introducing the DynamiX QSA™ Family of Port Adapters
    Connects Any SFP DAC, AOC or Transceiver to a QSFP Port The DynamiX QSATM family of port adapters is the answer to many Data Center professional’s prayers because it resolves the systems linking issues between different line rates and different form-factors used in switches and network adapters such as SFP and QSFP. In addition, it […]
  • New HPE StoreFabric M-series Switches Power Ethernet Storage Fabric
    HPE Launches New Ethernet Switches for Storage Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced their new StoreFabric M-series Ethernet switches, which are built on Mellanox Spectrum switch technology. This is an exciting new product line, specifically designed for storage workloads and ideal for building an Ethernet Storage Fabric (ESF). The switches are perfect for building fast […]
  • Mellanox Introduces NEO-Host, the Industry’s New Software Solution for Network Adapter Management
    You asked and we listened! Mellanox customers can now take advantage of NEO™-Host. This Brand new unified tool is now available for managing, configuring, and diagnosing Mellanox Ethernet adapters, across various operating-systems and platforms, and adapter card generations. Mellanox NEO-Host is a powerful solution for orchestrating and managing host networking. NEO-Host allows data-center operators to […]
  • QSA Adapters Get Even Better at 25Gb/s
    QSA solves problems linking different port sizes and speeds equipment together Problems: You have a 4-channel QSFP port on a switch or network adapter but you’ve got a single-channel subsystem that uses SFP and you want to connect older equipment, storage or a 10G device. Or you have a new shiny 25Gb/s-based Spectrum switch or […]
  • 25/50 and 100Gb Ethernet Soon to be Most Deployed Ethernet Bandwidth
    Results from the first ever 25, 50 and 100Gb Ethernet plugfest, driven by the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, are in and the multi-vendor interoperability event has yielded some very promising results that showcase the level of maturity that the technology is currently at.  Before discussing the vendor interoperability testing and results, it is important to […]
  • WooHoo!! We’re Two!! Happy Birthday 25G Ethernet Consortium!
    Why 25G Ethernet is like a back-Flipping Wall-Climbing 2 Year Old! Happy Birthday! Today marks the 2nd birthday of the 25G Ethernet Consortium . It was July 1, 2014 that Microsoft, Google, Mellanox, Arista, and Broadcom first announced the formation of the consortium in order to define interoperable 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet solutions. There is a […]
  • The Race to 25G Ethernet – Seven Critical Issues that will Decide the Winner
    Often marketers treat new technology like a foot race, and for some it seems the ultimate goal is to be the first to announce a new product. But in reality the first to announce, just like the first out of the blocks, doesn’t actually determine the end of the story as this race video shows. […]
  • Accelerating High-Frequency Trading with HPE Apollo 2000 and 25Gb/s Ethernet
    The financial services industry (FSI) is facing various challenges these days, including the ongoing data explosion, new regulatory demands, more messages per trade, and increased competition. In a business where profits are directly determined by communications speed and latency, building a high-performance infrastructure that is capable of analyzing a high volume of data is critical. […]
  • What Does Lego Have to Do with Ethernet Networking? The Enduring Appeal of LEGO to Open Composable Networks
    We live in an age when new trends of toys and gadgets rise and fade in a matter of years or even months, yet somehow LEGO®, the humble toy that is almost 80 years old, still maintains its charm among kids and adults alike. One of the keys to LEGO’s enduring appeal is that it […]
  • Ethernet Performance – Can you Afford an Unpredictable Network?
    Overlay networks (such as VXLAN) are the most widely deployed implementation of Software Defined Networks (SDN). But when deploying an overlay SDN network, a bullet proof underlay networks is required. Many simply assume that the underlay network will perform reliably and predictably. But it turns out that at the highest network speeds, predictable performance is […]
  • Ethernet Is the New Storage Network
    I recently saw an infographic titled “2015 Data Storage Roadmap” and was pleasantly surprised to see Mellanox listed under the storage networking section. The side comment was “Ethernet Becoming The Standard Storage Network.”   Figure 1: Tech Expectations blog infographic shows the new storage networking vendors. (Graphic excerpted from the larger original graphic, which is […]
  • Ethernet Just Got a Big Performance Boost with Release of Soft-RoCE
    Data Center innovation just keeps getting faster and RoCE just gave a big boost to Ethernet! Today we announced the release of opensource Soft RoCE. Soft RoCE is a software implementation of RDMA over Converged Ethernet that allows RoCE to run on any Ethernet network adapter, whether or not it offers hardware acceleration.   This Soft-RoCE […]
  • When Ethernet Meets the Unbelievable
    Towering high above the Manhattan skyline on the Horizon level (102nd floor), One World Observatory at the new One World Trade Center (the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere) is the ideal location for an extraordinary event. The amazing views afforded by the floor-to-ceiling glass served as the perfect backdrop for some truly unbelievable Ethernet […]
  • Mellanox ConnectX Ethernet – I/O Consolidation for the Data Center
    Today’s data center requires a low-cost, low-power I/O solution with network flexibility to provide I/O consolidation on a single adapter. Network administrators want the best performance, scalability, latency while solving all their LAN, SAN and IPC (Clustering) needs packed into one adapter card in a virtualized or data center environment. ConnectX® is a single chip […]
  • Watch Efficient Cloud Solutions for MEC and Virtual Machine Network Optimization at MWC 2018!
    Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018  is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. Organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, the event kicked off this morning and runs from February 26th through March 1st. Mellanox, along with our partners and open source communities,will be demonstrating cool new technologies for […]
  • The Cost of Keeping Up: Overcoming Entertainment’s Technology Catch-22
    The late 1990’s represented a tipping point for the entertainment industry. The emergence of high-definition television and the standardization on DVDs set into motion exponential growth in video file sizes — a cycle that continues to this day. Now, with the emergence of Ultra High Definition (UHD) and native 4K video, the amount of data […]
  • Mellanox Makes Mining of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency Faster and Greener
    Rising Bitcoin Prices Spark a Digital Gold Rush Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or spending all your time binge-watching TV shows and playing fantasy football), you probably already know that investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is all the rage. Bitcoin has gained over 2000 percent in the last year, trading as high […]
  • Mellanox Delivers ConnectX-4 LX for the IBM z14
    The world is in the midst of a digital transformation that is having a profound impact on individuals, business, and society. As businesses adapt to capitalize on digital, trust will be the currency that drives this new economy. The new IBM® z14™ (z14) mainframe is the core of trusted digital experiences. It enables the ultimate […]
  • Mellanox’s End-to-End Portfolio of Smart Interconnect Solutions to Accelerate UCS Server Platforms
    Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that Cisco has qualified the Mellanox Ethernet adapters and end-to-end InfiniBand interconnect solutions to accelerate their leading-edge integrated server platform. Mellanox’s ConnectX®-4, ConnectX-5 and adapters have […]
  • Enabling Higher Azure Stack Efficiency – Networking Matters
    A couple of weeks ago, Mellanox’s ConnectX®-3/ConnectX-3 Pro and ConnectX-4/ConnectX-4 Lx NICs became the first to pass Microsoft Server Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Premium certification for Microsoft Windows at all Ethernet standard speeds, means, 10, 25, 40, 50 & 100 GbE. This was the latest significant milestone and crucial in the journey that Microsoft […]
  • Mellanox Networking is Everywhere at OCP Summit, Showcases Cloud Infrastructure Efficiency with Microsoft SONiC and Many More!
    Every IT organization is on a continuous search for ways to become more efficient and to lower costs. For more than a decade, large “hyperscale” and Web2.0 companies (think Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon) have set the gold standard for deploying the most efficient datacenters. Until very recently, the key to their success was kept […]
  • Mellanox Takes Supercomputing16 by Storm
    Although activities have been going on for a few days now, Supercomputing 16 officially opened last night in chilly Salt Lake City, Utah with Mellanox Technologies leading the charge. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the week starting with today’s milestones and several key announcements. Today’s highlights include: Big news from the TOP500 Supercomputers list […]
  • Tencent Galvanizes OpenPower with Mellanox 100GbE Network, Breaking World Records!
    I was fascinated last week while reading an article on Bloomberg, which showed how Big Data has essentially transformed Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces in China into the third-fastest growing province in the country now boasting a rapid development pace of 10.5 percent. Historically, China has been the economic powerhouse of manufacturing and labor. […]
  • Mellanox Supercharges Spark, Delivers Industry’s First 100TB Spark SQL Benchmark
    Growing up in the 90s, I spent considerable time watching exciting Formula 1 racing. For other kids, it was cartoons, but for me, the excitement of racing became my lifelong passion. It was not just the adrenaline rush from seeing stars such as Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello race to the checkered flag, but the […]
  • Get Your Cloud Networking Done Right: Find Out How from Mellanox at OpenStack Summit Barcelona
    You want your cloud network to be software-defined, but without compromising performance or efficiency. How about 25G, 50G or 100Gbps speed without glitches? How about earth-shattering DPDK or virtualized network function (VNF) performance? How about unleashing your NVMe SSD speed potentials with software defined storage? The hyperscale giants are doing all of this and more […]
  • The Drive for 25: HPE Introduces New 25GbE NICs
    At the Discover Conference earlier this month, HPE introduced exciting new 25G networking technology in their “Drive for 25” including dual-port 25GbE adapters, in both mezzanine and stand-up PCIe card form factors. These new adapters — based on the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx silicon — enable cloud and enterprise customers to improve network performance and efficiency […]
  • Achieving New Levels of Application Efficiency with Dell’s PowerEdge Connected over 25GbE
    After many years of extensive development of data center visualization technologies, which started with server virtualization and continued with networking virtualization and storage virtualization, the time has arrived to work on maximizing the efficiency of the data centers that have been deployed over those advanced solutions. The rationale for doing this is pretty clear. New […]
  • NVMe Over Fabrics Standard is Released
    Today, the NVM Express Organization released version 1.0 of the NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMf) Standard. This effort was started on September 3rd, 2014 and through the efforts of many companies including Mellanox, has now been completed. Although the Standard was only completed today, at Mellanox, we have been doing proof of concepts and demonstrations […]
  • 25 Is the New 10, 50 Is the new 40, 100 Is the New Amazing
    (This blog was inspired by an insightful article in EE Times, written by my colleague, Chloe Jian Ma.) The latest buzz about Ethernet is that 25GbE is coming. Scratch that, it’s already here and THE hot topic in the Ethernet world, with multiple vendors sampling 25GbE wares and Mellanox already shipping an end-to-end solution with […]
  • Making Ceph Faster: Lessons From Performance Testing
    In my first blog on Ceph I explained what it is and why it’s hot; in my second blog on Ceph I showed how faster networking can enable faster Ceph performance (especially throughput).  But many customers are asking how to make Ceph even faster. And recent testing by Red Hat and Mellanox, along with key […]
  • The Video Studio of the Future has Just Arrived
    Mellanox has a long heritage in high bandwidth use-cases for high performance computing and enterprise applications, but one little-known development is with real-time video transports. Traditionally within the broadcast industry, they’ve used a proprietary interface called SDI (Serial Digital Interface) to move uncompressed video signals around a broadcast plant. SDI is a family of digital […]
  • A Good Network Connects Ceph To Faster Performance
    In my first blog on Ceph, I explained what it is and why it’s hot. But what does Mellanox, a networking company, have to do with Ceph, a software-defined storage solution?  The answer lies in the Ceph scale-out design. And some empirical results are found in the new “Red Hat Ceph Storage Clusters on Supermicro […]
  • 40GigE is here!
    Today we launched ConnectX®-2 EN 40G converged network adapter card, the world’s first 40 Gigabit Ethernet adapter solution. ConnectX-2 EN 40G enables data centers to maximize the utilization of the latest multi-core processors, achieve unprecedented Ethernet server and storage connectivity, and advance LAN and SAN unification efforts. Mellanox’s 40 Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapter sets […]
  • Join Mellanox at ISC’09 and Celebrate the PetaScale Era
    Join Mellanox (Booth #520) at ISC’09, Tuesday the 23rd at 6:15pm for a special champagne toast, as we unveil the industry’s most efficient family of 40Gb/s InfiniBand switches and usher in the PetaScale Era. See why Mellanox end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity products deliver the industry’s leading CPU efficiency rating on the Top500, and why the […]
  • Mellanox at VMworld Europe
    Yesterday, myself along with Motti Beck and Ali Ayoub (our main VMware software developer at Mellanox) diligently put together a very compelling demo that highlights the convergence capabilities of our BridgeX BX 4000 gateway that we announced last week. We unpacked everything and got it all up and running in less than an hour (this […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Mellanox Live Demo 3-meter 200G & 400G DAC Cables
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference, was in San Diego, CA March 13 to 15 with attendance of about 15,000 people. In the Mellanox booth, we showed live demonstrations of our 200G and 400G Direct Attached Copper (DAC) interconnect product line. In this section of the booth […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Mellanox Live & Static Demos 100G, 200G, 400G DAC and AOC Cables and Transceivers
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), was in San Diego, CA March 13-to-15 with 15,000 attendees. In the Mellanox booth, we showed our full line of 25G NRZ-based 25/50/100G DAC and AOC cables including multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers both in a static display and operating […]
  • Rethinking Data Center Security – From an M&M to a Jawbreaker Model
    Data Center Security: M&M’s or Jawbreakers? With the explosion of mobile devices and applications, more and more of our personal data and online interaction is captured, stored, and analyzed. As a result, security and privacy are becoming major issues, at a government, corporate and personal level.At the same time there is a rapid and fundamental […]
  • Enabling Tomorrow’s Media Infrastructure Today!
    The adoption of 4K and soon 8K video formats and the transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based broadcasting drive the need for efficient, higher performance networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. This is why you should consider using the emerging Ethernet speeds of 25, 50, and 100GbE with […]
  • Mellanox Mitigates Meltdown Mess, Stops Spectre Security Slowdown
    Earlier this month, major chip manufacturers announced that vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown affect processors that are currently deployed in millions of devices. These new security flaws open the door for hackers to access sensitive user data. The flaws are not unique. Instead, they impact chips for everything from phones to servers and may […]
  • IBM Demonstrates NVMe Over Fabrics on InfiniBand with Power9 Servers and PCIe Gen 4
    IBM Supports NVMe over Fabrics using Mellanox Toay, at the AI Summit New York, IBM is demonstrating a technology preview of NVMe over Fabrics using their Power9 servers, Mellanox InfiniBand connectivity, and IBM Flash Storage. As I mentioned in my blog 3 weeks ago, during the SC17 conference, the IBM FlashSystem 900 array would be an excellent […]
  • Earth Shattering I/O Performance for IBM Power9 servers
    The world’s most demanding applications are requiring increasing amounts of compute power to handle the resource-intensive demands of workloads such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. IBM, with the debut of its latest generation Power9 chip in its new server portfolio, aims to take an industry leadership role in shaping how next generation computing will […]
  • NVMe Over Fabrics on InfiniBand, the World’s Fastest Storage Network
    More Vendors support NVMe over Fabrics using Mellanox G2M Research, an analyst that specializes in solid state storage, just held a webinar on October 24th 2017, about NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF). In it, they predicted rapid growth in the NVMe market, including rising demand for specialized network adapters, and they named Mellanox as […]
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness: HPC and Cloud Technologies Giving Hope to the Silent Angels and those with Rare Diseases
    In October, we paid tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness and with it, the brave souls that battle breast cancer, a disease that receives a huge amount of media attention. It is small wonder because in 2017, it’s estimated that about 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers. There is even talk of a […]
  • The Era of Smart Networks
    We live in a world of data. Many of the new products and services being developed depend directly on the ability to analyze the growing amount of data we collect, and to do it at a faster pace. Self-driving vehicles, and smart cities are just two examples of how the new world of data is […]
  • Climate Change and Global Health: What NCI is Doing to Help
    Climate change is poised to become what the prestigious British medical publication The Lancet has called “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” The health risks associated with climate change are numerous and alarming. Just to name a few: increases in heat-related illnesses and death; extreme weather-related injuries and mortality; aggravated chronic illnesses; spread of infectious diseases; […]
  • Download Free LinkX Ebook on DAC, AOCs and Transceivers for High-Speed Data Centers
    What’s New? Mellanox has introduced a new ebook that describes the latest developments in Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and both multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers for use in modern high-speed data centers. With 33 pages of descriptive text and diagrams, this ebook is a must-read for anyone involved in high-speed […]
  • Mellanox Showcases 100G CPRI Transceiver, Optical Engines and Silicon Photonics Wafers at ECOC and CIOE
    With networks and data centers all going wireless and into the clouds, Mellanox is announcing the volume production of a new 96G/100Gb/s SR4 multi-mode 4-channel transceiver with one of the top worldwide wireless infrastructure suppliers. The solution features an extended temperature range for supporting outside plant optical front haul links in the Fifth Generation of […]
  • Untangling the Mysteries Behind the Human Genome: The Key to Customized Patient Care
    NCI and their Next-Generation Approach to Medical Research The field of human genomics research is becoming increasingly active. With the speed of next generation genomic sequencing that is now possible, it is now feasible to create new genomics-based personalized medical services, offering patients more advanced diagnosis. These data can also be used to create a […]
  • Ignite Your Microsoft Software-Defined Datacenter with DataON and Mellanox
    DataON TracSystem, certified for Microsoft Windows Server, is a fully integrated and turnkey hyper-converged solution with Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct. Powered by the end-to-end Mellanox RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) solution, and all-flash NVMe SSDs, DataON TracSystem achieves exceptional performance of 3M IOPS in a four-node configuration. It also delivers simplicity, scalability, automation […]
  • Mellanox Announces 100G CPRI Transceiver and Accelink PSM4 Optical Engine Partnership
    On display at Two Big Tradeshows CIOE & ECOC Mellanox is showcasing its LinkX cables and transceivers, with ConnectX adapters and Ethernet and InfiniBand switches at the September CIOE and ECOC trade shows.  ECOC and CIOE are the two biggest interconnect events of the year besides the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in March. CIOE: China […]
  • Back to School with Mellanox HPC
    You see it everywhere this time of year. Parents with a lighter spring to their step, smiles breaking out spontaneously as they happily shell out funds for reams of paper, pens, and a multitude of other school supplies. Conversely, you see the guarded dread behind children’s gazes. Yes, it is that glorious time of year […]
  • Mellanox LinkX™ Cables Connect the Scientific & Engineering Community
    As many know, the circumference of the earth is 40,075 km. Doing the math, we start with the fact that Mellanox has shipped over 2 million copper DAC cables to-date. As the length of wire in 2 million cables is 144,000 km, that is essentially enough to circle the earth at the equator 3.5 times […]
  • SFP-DD – Next Generation SFP Module to Support 100G
    New transceiver MSA form-factor enables doubling the SFP bandwidth and supporting fast line rates while maintaining SFP backwards compatibility. Recently, a group of industry suppliers gathered to form a new transceiver module form-factor or Multi-Source Agreement (MSA). The agreement aims to foster the development of the next generation of SFP form-factor used in DAC and […]
  • The Ideal Network for Containers and NFV Microservices
    Containers are the New Virtual Machine Containers represent a hot trend in cloud computing today. They allow virtualization of servers and portability of applications minus the overhead of running a hypervisor on every host and without a copy of the full operating system in every virtual machine. This makes them more efficient than using full […]
  • NVMe Over Fabrics Passes First Multi-Vendor Interoperability Test
    Earlier this week, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham, another milestone in the life of NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology occurred. A successful multi-vendor interoperability test! Last year, I wrote about the release of version 1.0 of the open industry standard for NVMe-oF by NVMe.org; it was a defining milestone for […]
  • How Microsoft Enhanced the Azure Cloud Efficiency
    There is no doubt that over the past couple of years, in a relatively short period of time, Microsoft became the worldwide leader Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud provider. Recent data shows that Microsoft continues to grow and in addition to the existing 30 locations, four new locations are coming soon.     There is also no […]
  • An Evolutionary Jump in Low Latency -Delivering Maximum Benefits to the Application and Network
    Addressing Latency with Application Acceleration Part 3 of the 3-part series Key decisions facing trading firms and exchanges is the selection of the optimum networking interconnects to achieve the lowest latency. In the first part of this series, I addressed how software improvements developed at the Mellanox Hackathon, and the capabilities of the ConnectX® family […]
  • Lowering Latencies to Deliver Maximum Benefits to the Application and Network
    Achieving Ultra-low Latency for the Financial Services Industry Part 2 of a 3-part Series Financial success in large securities, exchanges and trading houses come when they are able to receive, process, and fill market orders faster than the blink of an eye. Organization with even the smallest advantage can reap huge profits over the competition. […]
  • Lowering Latencies to Deliver Maximum Benefit to the Application and Network (3 part series)
    Mellanox Hackathon Drives Reductions in Latency to New Lows Part 1 of a 3-part Series Low latency has long been an important consideration in many market segments of computing. This includes the Financial Services Industry where a 1-usec advantage has been said to be worth $100 million a year. In the Broadcast, Media and Entertainment […]
  • OFC Showcasing Mellanox Connectivity 
    New Solution Enables Direct Connection Between 25Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ports in Hyperscale Web 2.0, Cloud and Enterprise Networks Mellanox will be exhibiting at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), March 21-23, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, booth no. 3715. At the show, we will be showcasing live demonstrations of our 100Gb/s end-to-end […]
  • 100G PSM4: The Most Configurable & Lowest-Cost Single-Mode Transceiver Available
    Single-mode transceivers now priced for high-volume data center use Parallel Single Mode 4-channel (PSM4) is a type of single-mode transceiver that uses a parallel fiber design for reaches from up to 2 km and for reaches beyond the limits of 100-meter Short Reach 4-channel (SR4) multi-mode transceivers. PSM4s will be the transceiver that enables single-mode […]
  • Using InfiniBand as a Unified Cluster and Storage Fabric
    InfiniBand has been the superior interconnect technology for HPC since it was first introduced in 2001, leading with the highest bandwidth and lowest latency year after year.  Although, it was originally designed and ideal for inter-process communications, what many people may not realize is that InfiniBand brings advantages to nearly every use for an interconnect […]
  • Mellanox 2016: The Year In Review, Part II
    ‘Fantastical’ Networking Achievements and Where To Find Them Part II In Part I of this look back on 2016, we covered the amazing accomplishments in Enterprise Data Centers, LinkX®, SoC, Cloud and more. Now, in Part II, we will delve into the many accomplishments in HPC, AI, and InfiniBand. 2016 was the year that Mellanox […]
  • Short Reach Optics in Modern Data Centers
    Spanning Across the Data Center or Breakouts Within the Rack Short Reach (SR) multi-mode optics are the lowest priced optical interconnects available today that use optical connectors to separate the transceiver from the optical fibers. Although both support 100m reach, AOCs are much less expensive that SR optics but the former functions as a complete […]
  • AOCs – Active Optical Cables Why are 2 transceivers and fibers priced less than one connectorized transceiver?
    This blog is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Mellanox’s high-speed interconnect products. My first blog covered Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables which are the least expensive way to create a high-speed 25G/50G/100Gb/s interconnect, but have a maximum reach of about 3-5 meters. Active Optical Cables (AOCs) pick it up from there and can reach up to 100-200 meters and are the least expensive, optical links available. Widely used in HPCs and more recently became popular in hyperscale. enterprise and storage systems.
  • Mellanox Launches 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand AOC and DAC LinkX® Cables
    Just when you started to get familiar with 100Gb/s EDR–along comes 200Gb/s HDR doubling the bandwidth Quick Summary Last week at the HPC supercomputer conference SC’16 in Salt Lake City Utah, Mellanox announced its 40-port, 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand line of Quantum-based switches and dual-port ConnectX®-6 host bus adapters. To link them all together, we also […]
  • Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Teams with Mellanox and IBM to Smash Big Data Analytics Record
    Tencent Inc., Mellanox Technologies and IBM today announced new world record-breaking performance in select data analytics categories of the TeraSort Benchmark (sortbenchmark.org) using Mellanox 100GB Ethernet interconnect technology and OpenPOWER-based server technology. Long considered to be the gold standard for measuring scalability and efficiency of general purpose distributed computing systems – or, many small servers […]
  • 16 Ways LinkX DAC Cables are “Breaking Out” All Over Servers and Storage
    Part I of Three Part Blog Series on Cables & Transceivers CAT-5e cabling and 1GBASE-T have dominated the data center interconnect scene for 15 plus years. However, the transition to 10G Ethernet proved to be a significant hindrance in both power consumption and cost. That’s when Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling, aka Twinax, snuck in […]
  • Ceph For Databases? Yes You Can, and Should
    Ceph is traditionally known for both object and block storage, but not for database storage. While its scale-out design supports both high capacity and high throughput, the stereotype is that Ceph doesn’t support the low latency and high IOPS typically required by database workloads. However, recent testing by Red Hat, Supermicro, and Percona—one of the […]
  • CIOE: Big Asia Conference; Massive Attendance
    Mellanox Debuts 25G AOCs and SR SFP28 Transceivers September hosted the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen, China and had over 60,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems.   Mellanox had a booth with a live demonstration rack in the configuration shown above showcasing 25G SR transceivers and 25G AOCs […]
  • Mellanox LinkX Interconnects at ECOC – Europe’s Biggest Optical Networking Conference
    Mellanox Demonstrates Silicon Photonics PSM4 1550nm with Industry 1310nm Transceivers Interoperating over 2 Km Single-mode fiber September was a big month for LinkX cables and transceivers interconnect displays at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Dusseldorf, Germany.  EOCO had more than 5,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems and […]
  • HPE, Mellanox, Micron, and Microsoft Exceed One Terabit Per Second of Storage Throughput With Hyper-converged Solution
    In the “old days” of tech—meaning roughly 3-6 years ago, there were some hard and fast rules about getting really high throughput from your storage: The storage was always separate from the compute servers and you had to buy dedicated, specialized storage systems The storage network was most likely Fibre Channel SAN for block storage […]
  • The (Data) Explosion Heard Round the World
    Massive forces are at work in the world of global communications that are, and will continue to drive, an explosion in data. It’s an exponential surge that is being created by users around the world. But this is not being driven by the huge growth in mobile phones. And it’s not the result of the […]
  • No Wrinkles as Mellanox Powers NVMe over Fabrics Demos at Flash Memory Summit and IDF
    Mellanox just rounded out a two very busy weeks with back-to-back trade shows related to storage. We were at Flash Memory Summit August 9-11 in Santa Clara, followed by Intel Developer Forum (IDF) August 16-18 in San Francisco. A common theme was seeing Mellanox networking everywhere for demonstrating the performance of flash storage. The fun […]
  • Resilient RoCE Relaxes RDMA Requirements
    RoCE — or RDMA over Converged Ethernet — has already proven to be the most popular choice for cloud deployments of Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). And it’s increasingly being used for fast flash storage access, such as with NVMe Over Fabrics. But some customers prefer not to configure their networks to be lossless using […]
  • The Next Frontiers for Low Latency Programmers
    Low latency in the electronic trading world has long moved from being just a competitive advantage for the exotic few, to being a base line, minimal requirement for participation. A common misconception is that from a server I/O technology perspective, the industry has reached a saturation point, and further competitive advantages will mostly come from […]
  • Enter The Mellanox World Emoji Day Contest!
    What once started out in Japan as weather symbols and street signs has grown into a cultural phenomenon – what we now refer to as emojis! Individually, they are packed full of emotion, and together, they can tell a story. Come Sunday, July 17, the world is celebrating these little symbols on World Emoji Day. […]
  • ISC 2016 Recap
    Last week we participated at the International Supercomputing conference – ISC’16. In reality, the event started the weekend before, kicked off by the HP-CAST conference where Mellanox presented to the entire HP-CAST audience our newest smart interconnect solutions; solutions that enable the highest application performance and best cost-performance compute and storage infrastructures. At ISC’16 we […]
  • Performance beyond Numbers – Stephen Curry Style Server I/O
    This is an eventful season for NBA; with the Golden State Warriors making history with 73 wins out of an overall 82 games in an NBA season, and Kobe Bryant retiring from the LA Lakers. But one man is stealing all the thunder, and that is Stephen Curry, the NBA’s first unanimously-voted MVP. Figure 1: […]
  • Mellanox and NexentaEdge Cranks Up OpenStack Storage with 25GbE!
    Mellanox and NexentaEdge High Performance Scale-Out Block & Object Storage  Deliver Line Rate Performance on 25Gbs and 50Gbs Fabrics. This week at the OpenStack Summit in Austin, we announced that Mellanox end-to-end Ethernet solutions and the NexentaEdge high performance scale-out block and object storage are being deployed by Cambridge University for their OpenStack cloud. Software-Defined […]
  • 50 Shades of Flash—Solutions That Won’t Tie Up Your Storage
    Where Are We On this NVMe Thing? Back in April 2015, during the Ethernet Technology Summit conference, my colleague Rob Davis wrote a great blog about NVMe Over Fabrics. He outlined the basics of what NVMe is and why Mellanox is collaborating on a standard to access NVMe devices over networks (over fabrics). We had two demos from […]
  • Ceph Is A Hot Storage Solution – But Why?
    In talks with customers, server vendors, the IT press, and even within Mellanox, one of the hottest storage topics is Ceph. You’ve probably heard of it and many big customers are implementing it or evaluating it. But I am also frequently asked the following: What is Ceph? Why is it a hot topic in storage? […]
  • Mellanox and ScaleIO Help Hoist Hyper-Converged VSPEX to New Heights
    Early May is a time of celebrations. May 1 is the traditional start of summer, as well as International Workers Day. Cinco De Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French in 1862.  In the United States, it’s time for Mother’s Day. Figure 1: A traditional Maypole celebration in England   Most importantly for IT, it’s […]
  • Mangstor & Mellanox Show NVMe Over Fabrics Solution To Reduce Latency Tax
    This week the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show is going full swing in Las Vegas and Ethernet Technology Summit (ETS) is running in Santa Clara, California. Today in the United States also happens to be Tax Day, when you must file your return and pay any extra taxes owed to the US Government.  That makes […]
  • Optimized Server Networking for High Performance Infrastructures
    Customers today are seeking low latency operations to enable high performance cloud computing, big data, database and virtualization applications.  To meet this demand, Mellanox has collaborated with HP to optimize the HP ProLiant Server networking for high performance infrastructures. HP recently announced two new adapters–the first in the HP Ethernet  adapter family–based on the Mellanox […]
  • Turbo LAMP Stack for Today’s Demanding Application Workload
    With the rise of cloud computing and mobile technologies, today’s market demands applications that deliver information from mounds of data to a myriad of end user devices. This data must be personalized, localized, and curated for the user and sent back to these devices. Businesses must retrieve data from their own systems—typically ERP, SCM and […]
  • From Network Function Virtualization to Network Function Cloudification: Secrets to VNF Elasticity
    According to a recent survey done by Light Reading, SDN/NFV was ahead of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) and gained the honor of being the hottest topic at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Why are people so enthused about SDN and NFV? Two key things: Agility and Elasticity. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) […]
  • Cutting Edge Innovation in Hyperscale Architecture at Open Compute Project Summit #OCPSummit15
    It is that time of the year at Mellanox, where we proudly present some of the coolest things our team has worked on! This time it is going to be at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit which will be held in the heart of Silicon Valley – San Jose Convention Center on March 11-12, […]
  • Uncompromised COTS Performance for Network Function Virtualization
    When I explain Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and why it is a great technology that can revolutionize Communication Service Provider (CSP) operational and business models, I often use the smartphone analogy. In the not-so-distant past, we used to carry a lot of gadgets and accessories such as GPS, cameras, cell phones, Walkman, Gameboy, and this […]
  • How to Achieve Higher Efficiency in Software Defined Networks (SDN) Deployments
    During the last couple of years, the networking industry has invested a lot of effort into developing Software Defined Network (SDN) technology, which is drastically changing data center architecture and enabling large-scale clouds without significantly escalating the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).   The secret of SDN is not that it enables control of data […]
  • CROC’s Public Cloud Goes at InfiniBand Speed
    CROC is the number one IT infrastructure creation company in Russia, and one of Russia’s top 200 private companies.   CROC has become the first public cloud service provider in Russia to adopt InfiniBand—a standard for high-speed data transfer between servers and storage. Migration to a new network infrastructure took approximately one month and resulted in up […]
  • Introduction to InfiniBand
    InfiniBand is a network communications protocol that offers a switch-based fabric of point-to-point bi-directional serial links between processor nodes, as well as between processor nodes and input/output nodes, such as disks or storage. Every link has exactly one device connected to each end of the link, such that the characteristics controlling the transmission (sending and […]
  • Dell Announces 13th Generation PowerEdge Servers
    Dell announced the next generation of PowerEdge servers along with a future vision that includes continued focus on application performance along with new Near Field Communications (NFC) systems management monitoring for servers along with continued support for software-defined storage.  We are pleased to see this new Dell PowerEdge server line and the inclusion of our […]
  • 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 […]
  • How RDMA Increases Virtualization Performance Without Compromising Efficiency
    Virtualization has already proven itself to be the best way to improve data center efficiency and to simplify management tasks. However, getting those benefits requires using the various services that the Hypervisor provides.  This introduces delay and results in longer execution time, compared to running over a non-virtualized data center (native infrastructure). This drawback hasn’t […]
  • RoCE in the Data Center
    Today’s data centers demand that the underlying interconnect provide the utmost bandwidth and extremely low latency. While high bandwidth is important, it is not worth much without low latency. Moving large amounts of data through a network can be achieved with TCP/IP, but only RDMA can produce the low latency that avoids costly transmission delays. […]
  • Mellanox Powers EMC Scale-Out Storage
    This week is EMC World, a huge event with tens of thousands of customers, partners, resellers and EMC employees talking about cloud, storage, and virtualization. EMC sells many storage solutions but most of the excitement and recent growth (per the latest EMC earnings announcement) are about scale-out storage, including EMC’s Isilon, XtremIO, and ScaleIO solutions. […]
  • How Scale-Out Systems Affect Amdahl’s Law
    In 1967, Gene Amdahl developed a formula that calculates the overall efficiency of a computer system by analyzing how much of the processing can be parallelized and the amount of parallelization that can be applied in the specific system. At that time, deeper performance analysis had to take into consideration the efficiency of three main […]
  • 4K Video Drives New Demands
    This week, Las Vegas hosts the National Association of Broadcasters conference, or NAB Show. A big focus is the technology needed to deliver movies and TV shows using 4K video. Standard DVD video resolution is 720×480. Blue-ray resolution is 1920×1080. But, thanks to digital projection in movie theatres and huge flat-screen TVs at home, more […]
  • Mellanox Results are the Best on TopCrunch
    The HPC Advisory Council published a best practices paper showing record application performance for LS-DYNA® Automotive Crash Simulation, one of the automotive industry’s most computational and network intensive applications for automotive design and safety.  The paper can be downloaded here:  HPC Advisory Council : LS-Dyna Performance Benchmark and Profiling.   The LS-DYNA benchmarks were tested […]
  • Four Big Changes in the World of Storage
    People often ask me why Mellanox is interested in storage, since we make high-speed InfiniBand and Ethernet infrastructure, but don’t sell disks or file systems.  It is important to understand the four biggest changes going on in storage today:  Flash, Scale-Out, Appliances, and Cloud/Big Data. Each of these really deserves its own blog but it’s […]
  • Silicon Photonics: Using the Right Technology for Data Center Applications
    At DesignCon last week, I followed a speaker who ended his presentation with a quote from Mark Twain, “the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!”  The speaker was talking about copper cabling on a panel entitled, “Optical Systems Technologies and Integration.”  He showed some nice charts on high speed signaling over copper, making […]
  • Mellanox Technologies Delivers the World’s First 40GbE NIC for OCP Servers
    Last year, Open Compute Project (OCP) launched a new network project focused on developing operating system agnostic switches to address the need for a highly efficient and cost effective open switch platform. Mellanox Technologies collaborated with Cumulus Networks and the OCP community to define unified and open drivers for the OCP switch hardware platforms. As a […]
  • How to Increase Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Efficiency
    Every IT professional’s goal is to improve TCO. In a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) application, the objective is to increase the efficiency by maximizing the number of virtual desktops per server while maintaining response times to users that would be comparable to a physical desktop. In addition, the solution must be resilient since downtime of […]
  • Mellanox Delivers High Speed Interconnect Solutions for New IBM NeXtScale System
    IBM recently introduced their new NeXtScale System, a flexible computing platform that provides 3X as many cores as current one-unit rack servers, making it ideal for the fastest growing workloads such as social media, analytics, technical computing and cloud delivery. IBM and Mellanox have worked closely to develop a platform that addresses multiple large-scale markets and […]
  • The Mellanox SX1018HP is a game changer for squeezing every drop of latency out of your network
    Guest blog by Steve Barry, Product Line Manager for HP Ethernet Blade Switches One of the barriers to adoption of blade server technology has been the reliance on a limited number of network switches available.  Organizations requiring unique switching capabilities or extra bandwidth have had to rely on Top of Rack switches built by networking […]
  • HP updates server, storage and networking line-ups
      HP updated its enterprise hardware portfolio with the most notable addition being networking devices that combined wired and wireless infrastructure to better manage bring-your-own-device policies.One of those  highlights is the Mellanox SX1018 HP Ethernet switch, which lowers port latency and improves downlinks.   The Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch is the highest-performing Ethernet fabric solution […]
  • Mellanox Named HP’s 2012 Innovation Supplier of the Year
    We’re thrilled to start out 2013 with some great news: Mellanox was named HP’s 2012 Innovation Supplier of the Year at last month’s annual HP Supplier Summit in San Francisco. Mellanox was chosen as the top supplier out of 600 worldwide contractors across all HP product lines. To determine the winner of the Innovation Supplier […]
  • InfiniBand Leads the Russian Top50 Supercomputers List; Connects 74 Percent, Including Seven of the Top10 Supercomputers
    Announced last week, the Russia TOP50 lists the fastest computers in Russia ranked according to Linpack benchmark results.  This list provides an important tool for tracking usage trends in high-performance computing in Russia. Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switches enable the fastest supercomputer on the Russian Top50 Supercomputer list with peak performance of 414 teraflops. […]
  • TOP500 33rd List Highlights
    Started in 1993, the TOP500 lists the fastest computers used today, ranked according to Linpack benchmark results. Published twice a year, the TOP500 list provides an important tool for tracking usage trends in high-performance computing. The 33rd TOP500 List was released in Hamburg, Germany, during the ISC’09 conference. This year’s list revealed that Mellanox InfiniBand […]
  • Visit Mellanox at SIFMA and See How You Can Accelerate Transaction Performance 10X for Financial Applications
    Join us at the SIFMA Technology Management Conference, June 23 – 25th in New York, Booth 1619, and see how you can accelerate transaction performance 10X for financial applications. Mellanox ConnectX Virtual Protocol Interconnect Adapters with 40Gb/s InfiniBand and low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet with FCoE offload integrate with financial market data applications from providers like NYSE […]
  • Missed Mellanox at Interop?
    Just in case you missed us at Interop 2009, below are just a few of the presentations that took place in our booth. Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, switches and gateways are key to making your data center F.U.E.L. Efficient   Mellanox Product Manager, Satish Kikkeri, provides additional details on Low-Latency Ethernet […]
  • We will be at Interop!
    Come visit us at the Mellanox booth (#2307) at Interop in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 19-21, 2009. We will be demonstrating our latest additions to our 10 Gigabit Ethernet product line, including our recently announced dual-port ConnectX ENt 10GBASE-T adapter and PhyX, our 6-port, high-density, multi-protocol Physical layer silicon device designed for 10GigE switches […]
  • Moore’s Law’s Data Center Disruption
    Change happens, and when you talk to anyone involved in the enterprise data center, change has been accelerating and is making their life more and more complicated. The most recent issue is the growing list of network protocols which the network engineer has to choose from.   Previously, the decision on what network protocol was […]
  • Gain A Competitive Advantage
    BridgeX received an excellent response from all the analysts that we briefed over the last few weeks.   One article talked about how BridgeX reminded the author of the early days of networking when networking companies delivered bridges for Ethernet, Token Ring and Banyan Vines.  The other one talked about the mish-mosh of protocols in the data […]
  • I/O Agnostic Fabric Consolidation
    Today, we announced one of the most innovative and strategic product – BridgeX, an I/O agnostic fabric consolidation silicon and you drop that in a 1U enclosure it becomes a full fledged system (BX4000) Few years back we defined our product strategy to deliver a single-wire I/O consolidation to data centers.  The approach was not […]
  • Microsoft WHQL Certified Mellanox Windows OpenFabrics Drivers
    Last week, Mellanox released the latest Microsoft WHQL certified Mellanox WinOF 2.0 (Windows OpenFabrics) drivers. This provides superior performance for low-latency, high-throughput clusters running on Microsoft Windows® HPC Server 2008. You may be asking yourself, how does this address my cluster computing needs? Does the Windows OFED stack released by Mellanox provide the same performance […]