Category Archives: Switches

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 […]

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 […]

Why Does Next-Gen Video Studio need Ethernet Infrastructure? Catching Pokémon in Containers with Mellanox Switches

What does Pokémon Go and Containers have in common? Let’s find out – but first, a little introduction. Pokémon Go is a gaming app that uses geolocation and augmented reality (AR). For those very few who don’t know about this game, the objective is to find a Pokémon and capture them in a PokéBall. When […]

How the Space Race for Data Centers Helps Everyone

A lot of the household products that we take for granted and use every day were created as by-products of the space race. We take for granted well-known products that NASA claims as spin-offs include memory foam (originally named temper foam), freeze-dried food, firefighting equipment, emergency “space blankets“, Dustbusters, and cochlear implants to name just […]

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 […]

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. […]

Top Ten Mellanox Blogs for Your Cool Summer Reading

Summer is finally here and with it, many avid readers like to compile a summer reading list for all those blistering summer days by the pool, basking at the beach, or even while waiting for the coals to heat up for that annual family bar-be-que. Instead of tackling the Lord of the Rings again or […]

Dell launches SwitchIB-2: One Step Closer to Exascale Computing

Dell will be once again demonstrating its HPC leadership with the release of Mellanox SwitchIB-2 featuring SHARP (Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation Protocol) technology. Mellanox and Dell have a long history delivering HPC solutions and are partners in many of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world. These supercomputers utilize InfiniBand infrastructure from Mellanox and PowerEdge servers from […]

Euro 2016 Is the Year of (SN) 2000

SN2700, SN2410 and SN2100 are the high speed Ethernet switches that Europe loves to embrace today, in 2016. It is spreading all over Europe, it is happening within the cloud services and host providers, health care industry, universities and others. What is exactly the buzz? Mellanox sets the standard level of switch products back to […]

The New Mellanox/Cumulus SN2100: A Revolutionary Approach to Top-of-Rack Switching

Does your Data Center / Cloud run racks with 40 or more servers? Then you are probably paying more than you should for your network, and you are probably consuming too much real estate and power. With Mellanox’s SN2100 Top of Rack (ToR) switch you can change all that. Web-scaled companies have created major shifts […]