Mellanox 40GbE Interconnect Solutions Optimize HPC Application Performance for Ethernet-Based Server and Storage Clusters

Mellanox 40GbE server and storage interconnect solutions with RoCE accelerate application performance by more than 80 percent resulting in significant ROI

ISC’12, Hamburg, Germany – June 18, 2012 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its 40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions with RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) support have been optimized to deliver the highest performance for compute and storage intensive applications. Mellanox is the first and only company to deliver a complete end-to-end, RoCE enabled, 40GbE solution including NICs, switches, cables and software accelerators. Mellanox 40GbE based clusters, accelerated with RoCE technology, deliver a more than 80 percent application performance increase compared to 10GbE based clusters. For storage access, Mellanox 40GbE delivers 4X faster storage throughput, enabling new levels of storage density and dramatic savings in CAPEX and OPEX. 

Mellanox has tested various applications with its ISV partners. Oil and Gas applications have demonstrated nearly 60 percent performance increase using 40GbE with RoCE versus 10GbE solutions. CAE (Computational Aided Engineering) applications demonstrated more than 80 percent performance increase.

The combination of PCIe 3.0 platforms and Mellanox 40GbE products with RoCE ensures that servers and storage are fully utilized and deliver maximum return-on-investment. Mellanox RoCE accelerated ConnectX®-3 PCI Express 3.0 40GbE NICs, and SwitchX® 40GbE switch systems are available now and include OEM support from leading vendors.

“High-performance servers and storage require maximum interconnect throughput to deliver the best return-on-investment. Anything less than 40Gb/s will limit application performance,” said David Barzilai, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox delivers the highest application performance and densities over Ethernet with the industry’s only, comprehensive end-to-end 40GbE interconnect solution, dramatically reducing IT costs and enabling a power efficient compute center.”

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