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Winning Gold at VMworld

We were very excited to announce today that the Intalio|Cloud Appliance, accelerated by Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand, has received a Best of VMworld 2009 award in the Cloud Computing Technologies category. It’s not too late to see what the fuss is all about. The Intalio|Cloud Appliance is being demonstrated at our booth (#2220) at VMworld in San Francisco. This is the last day to see us!

Visit Mellanox at VMworld

Are you planning to come to San Francisco and attend VMworld (August 31 – September 3)? Come see Mellanox Technologies at booth (#2220) where will be showcasing our industry-leading, end-to-end 40Gb/s and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity products.

Mellanox will also be hosting a live demonstration of Intalio’s Intalio|Cloud Appliance, a single rack all the hardware and software required for building a true enterprise-class private cloud computing platform. The hardware is made of standard components using HP BladeSystem blade servers and enclosures, Solid State Drives (SSD) for all database storage, and Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect technology to effectively connect them all together. Using InfiniBand, the Intalio|Cloud Appliance benefits from a unified networking fabric, removing the need for deploying and managing multiple networking technologies such as Ethernet and Fibre Channel, thereby reducing networking hardware acquisition costs by up to 50% and network management costs by up to 30%, while boosting performance.

Have a moment for a 10-minute presentation? We have the full day scheduled with a variety of presentations from leading and new innovative companies such as HP, Xsigo, Intalio, RNA Networks, and the OpenFabrics Alliance, as well as ongoing presentations from Mellanox on several new product announcements that will be made during the conference.

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 world’s leading European Petaflop Initiative depends on Mellanox to reach their performance goals.

Live Demonstrations:

Europe’s Largest 40Gb/s Network Demonstration

Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapter and switch solutions are being used to create Europe’s largest 40Gb/s Remote Desktop over InfiniBand (RDI) demonstration on the ISC tradeshow floor. Participating in the 40Gb/s ecosystem demonstration: AMD, Avago Technologies, DataDirect Networks, Dell, Emcore, Eurotech, Finisar, HP, LSI, Luxtera, Microsoft, NEC, Scalable Graphics, ScaleMP, Sun, Supermicro, Tyco Electronics, Voltaire, and Zarlink.

Low-Latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet

Low Latency Ethernet is enabled through an efficient RDMA transport over Layer2 10GbE networks for performance-critical and low-latency applications. The demonstration showcases LLE running over Mellanox’s ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters at line rate with industry-leading latency of 3 micro seconds.

Hear from our HPC Industry Experts:

Topic: ISC press conference – “40Gb/s InfiniBand Network”
Speaker: Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Topic: “The Jülich Research on Petaflops Architectures”
Speaker: Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 1:30PM-2:10PM

Topic: “From PetaScale to Clouds – Providing the Ultimate Networking Solution for High Performance”
Speaker: Michael Kagan, CTO
Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 12:00PM-12:30PM

Julich Breakfast Presentation
Michael Kagan, CTO, and Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Thursday, June 25, 7:30AM-9:00AM

HOT SEAT SESSION: “From PetaScale to Clouds – Providing the Ultimate Networking Solution for High Performance”
Speaker: Michael Kagan, CTO
Thursday, June 25, 3:30PM-3:45PM

Topic: “Maintaining High Performance in a Cloud”
Speaker: Gilad Shainer, Director of HPC Marketing
Friday, June 26, 2009, 9:40AM-10:20AM

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 Technologies and Reuters to significantly enhance the speed and predictability of market data delivery, and ensure the highest ROI. 

We will also be hosting a software demonstration from RNA networks. The RNAcache and RNAmessenger software, based on RNA’s Memory Virtualization Platform, is making memory a shared network resource and transparently making trade execution and/or analytics dramatically faster. With RNA and Mellanox, trade groups are seeing 5X faster trade execution performance including certified messaging without jitter, and 17X faster tick data analytics, all without changes to trading applications.

Visit us and see why 3 out of the top 5 exchanges and 7 out of top 10 banks worldwide depend on Mellanox.

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

 

Mellanox Product Manager, TA Ramanujam, provides insight on how data centers can achieve true unified I/O today

 

Fusion-io’s CTO, David Flynn, presents “Moving Storage to Microsecond Time-Scales”

 

We look forward to seeing you at our next event or tradeshow.

Brian Sparks
brian@mellanox.com

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 after we sorted out the usual power and logistical issues that always comes with having a booth).

 

 
The slide below illustrates the topology of the demo. Essentially, we have two ConnectX adapters cards in one of the Dell server running two different interconnect fabrics. One adapter is running 40Gb/s InfiniBand, while the other adapter is running 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

1. The 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapter is connected to our MTS3600 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch which then passes through the BridgeX BX4020 where we convert the packets to Ethernet. The packets then run through the Arista 10GigE Switch and then into the LeftHand Appliance Virtual Machine which resides on the Dell Server (which is running ESX 3.5 and our certified 10GigE driver over our ConnectX EN 10GigE SFP+ adapter). We are showing a movie from the iSCSI storage on the IB end-point (the Dell Linux Server).

2. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter connects directly to the BridgeX BX4020 where it converts the traffic to FC (effectively FCoE). The traffic then moves to the Brocade Fibre Channel switch and then directly to the NetApp storage. We are showing a movie from the FC NetApp storage on the 10GigE end-point (the Dell Linux Server).

If you are coming to VMorld Europe (or already here) come and see us in Booth #100 and we will be happy to walk you through the demo.

Brian Sparks
Director, Marketing Communications
brian@mellanox.com