Mellanox and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Recognized by R&D 100 Awards

CORE-Direct Technology Honored by R&D Magazine for Contribution to the Advancement of High-Performance Computing

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – November 23, 2015 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been recognized by R&D Magazine for the technological significance of CORE-Direct. CORE-Direct technology enables network adapters to offload communication operations from the CPU to the network, reducing CPU utilization and accelerating applications performance. CORE-Direct is a prime example of the kind of intelligence now being included within the interconnect, which helps to accelerate leading high-performance systems worldwide. 

“R&D 100 Awards have been an important part of the Oak Ridge culture for many years,” said Barney Maccabe, division director, Computer Science and Mathematics, ORNL. “We place great value on these awards because they reflect our commitment to translational research, taking the results of fundamental research and making them available through products. Our partnership with Mellanox is particularly rewarding because we expect to use this technology in Summit, the next computing platform at ORNL.”

“It is a great honor to be recognized for our dedication to the advancement of high-performance computing (HPC),” said Pavel Shamis, research scientist at the Department of Energy’s ORNL. “HPC applications require an enormous amount of flexibility and scalability, and with help from Mellanox, we designed CORE-Direct to optimize an important class of communication operations. We looking forward to continuing to collaborate with Mellanox to drive advancement of interconnect technology within the HPC community.”

“Intelligent interconnect is key to systems performance, scalability and overall return on investment,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “Being included on the R&D 100 list helps to validate our efforts to always push the envelope and inspires us to continue in our quest encourage organization to collaborate through co-design so we can accomplish the seemingly impossible. Co-design and collaborative efforts, like CORE-Direct and UCX, are truly the path to achieving exascale performance.”

The R&D 100 Awards recognizes excellence across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, optics, high-energy physics, materials science, chemistry and biotechnology. Winners range from established Fortune 500 companies to federally funded research institutions, academia and government labs. For more information, please visit:

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