Autodesk Media and Entertainment Selects Mellanox to Accelerate Multimedia

40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Networking Provides Artists and Visual Effects Editors with Real-Time Interaction for the Most Demanding Interactive Projects

NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV – April 12, 2010 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the company’s ConnectX®-2 Virtual Protocol Interconnect® adapter cards, supporting 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and IS5030 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch systems with FabricIT™ fabric management software are included in Autodesk, Inc.’s applications: 2010 and 2011 versions of Autodesk® Smoke®, Autodesk® Flame®, and Autodesk® Lustre® creative finishing products. These Autodesk pre-configured systems provide digital artists and post-production professionals with fast access to file-sets as well as the power to accelerate on-the-fly rendering of in-session color grading decisions and HD and 2K real-time interactivity.

“We seek to increase value for our customers by providing creative finishing tools that grant greater control over final color and lighting effects, as well as improved workflows and efficiencies,” said Marc Bolduc, product development manager, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. “The Autodesk pre-configured creative finishing systems help accelerate digital color grading and help collaboration using clustered CPUs connected via Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand or 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking technologies, and provide faster access to data and extensive real-time interaction for demanding client-attended grading sessions.”

“Digital effects manipulation, color grading, 3D rendering, and other staples of today’s media production industry rely on rapid processing of enormous amounts of data,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “By taking advantage of Mellanox InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking, multimedia professionals can enhance productivity of creative finishing products like Autodesk Flame, Smoke and Lustre, gain faster access to media and large file-sets, thereby quickly gaining a return-on-investment on their Autodesk creative finishing systems.”

Autodesk preconfigured creative finishing systems with Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking is available today. To locate an Autodesk reseller, please visit

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are built. Fortune 100 companies ¾ as well as the last 15 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects ¾ use Autodesk software tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation for competitive advantage. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage that optimize data center performance. Mellanox products deliver market-leading bandwidth, performance, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof solution. For the best in performance and scalability, Mellanox is the choice for Fortune 500 data centers and the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

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