Category Archives: 10 Gigabit Ethernet

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 […]

Performance Testing 29West LBM

As promised in my last blog post (over two weeks ago), this post will focus on results from a more financial market-related application. The results below come from testing performed with 29West LBM 3.3.9. 29West LBM offers topic-based Publish/Subscribe semantics without a central server. Its primary design goal is to minimize latency. Many end-users and middleware providers incorporate LBM […]

QuickTransit Performance Results

As previously suggested, I will review in this post a different application that is focused on converting protocols. QuickTransit, developed by a company called Transitive (recently acquired by IBM), is a cross-platform virtualization technology which allows applications that have been compiled for one operating system and processor to run on servers that use a different […]

Hitting the New Year Running – Virtualization

You don’t have to ask – vacation was awesome and as always not as long as we would like it to be. Now that we’ve taken the rust off our fingers, we’ve made progress with a bit more complex testbed. We’ve decided to look at the virtualization space and run our next application on top […]

Enabling the middle-ware to be super fast

As promised in my last post, and after reviewing the OP-EX and CAP-EX saving provided by looking at a Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) oriented data center, we need to look at how the business can benefit from using such unified systems. As described in my first post, we will be using off-the-shelf market-known applications from […]

Look at this beautiful rack!

This week’s blog is short, but it’s about the candy: the Rack — the Data Center’s building block. The pictures below visually describe what each one of us would like to have in their Data Center. Density – over 150 cores within less then 10U. Three different interconnects, 1GigE, 10GigE and 40Gb/s InfiniBand, using two […]

System Picking: Ready, Set, Go!

To recap my previous post, we’ve been setting the stage upon which vendors were to be evaluated and we’re ready for the “big race” (which we’ll do without “naming names”): System: I’ve considered 2 different dense systems which both followed the CPU and memory requirements: dual-socket quad core, 16GB memory (2GB per core), and support […]

Enterprise Data Center: Picking Hardware Can Be Hard Work

Re-capping last week’s post…I knew we wanted to have a system which would contain all the building blocks of the data center in a single (easily expendable) rack. Internally for Mellanox, I felt we should review the full procurement process to understand and provide data-center managers with better understanding/knowledge of the hard, and proven to be sometimes painful, […]