Mellanox Announces Industry's Lowest Latency Standards-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters with Strong Ecosystem Support

Mellanox ConnectX-2® EN with RDMA over Ethernet (RoE) Adapters Deliver Unprecedented 1.3usec Application Latency over Lossless Ethernet to Benefit Data Center Applications to Scale Performance in the Face of Exponential Data Growth

INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, NV – April 26, 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 the immediate availability of RDMA over Ethernet (RoE) as an add-on feature to its ConnectX-2 EN adapters. These adapters now can implement the recently announced RoCE specification by the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) and is supported by the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) and application programming interfaces (APIs). The ConnectX-2 EN with RoE adapter delivers up to 1/10th the latency, saves power consumption and delivers improved economics compared to other standards-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter solutions in the market today.

ConnectX-2 EN with RoE requires a lossless Ethernet fabric and utilizes the reliability of such a fabric to deliver higher quality of service while reducing hardware complexity, power and costs through the use of a purpose-built, efficient and field-proven RDMA transport technology.

Low-latency in data center fabrics can benefit application performance and scalability enabling organizations to deliver higher service levels to their users. Low-latency fabrics also enable clustered server deployments to scale linearly, enabling doing more with fewer servers, thereby enhancing ROI. This is especially critical in cloud deployments where the need for elasticity in the infrastructure must be compounded with lowest cost/hour for the cloud user. ConnectX-2 EN with RoE delivers these benefits using a simple, cost and power efficient 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter today and future-proofed for 40 Gigabit Ethernet fabrics of the future.

“The OEM customers, end users and independent software vendors we serve and partner with are immediately seeing the benefits of ConnectX-2 EN with RoE in high-growth enterprise data center markets and applications,” said John Monson, VP of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “This healthy and fast growing ecosystem around our flagship Ethernet NIC product is a testament to compelling benefits of this standards-based technology.”

“Cisco’s innovative Data Center 3.0 portfolio, including the Unified Computing System and Nexus switch technologies, was the first in the industry to deliver a unified fabric over lossless Ethernet to reduce IT infrastructure cost and complexity,” said Soni Jiandani, VP of Marketing, Cisco Server Access and Virtualization Group. “Solutions that provide low-latency, deterministic performance and reliability such as the Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN with RoE, complement Cisco’s strategy in supporting cost effective lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions for the data center.”

In the financial services industry, explosive growth in the amount of capital market data that needs to be analyzed and processed for successful and fast execution of trades is driving the need for ultra low latency data center fabrics.
“Fast processing of exponentially growing market data feeds, split-second completion of analytics and low-latency trade executions are cornerstones of competitiveness for financial services institutions,” said Feargal O’Sullivan, Head of Trading Solutions, Americas, at NYSE Technologies. “NYSE Technologies Data Fabric messaging platform, which is used widely in this industry, can benefit from Mellanox’s ConnectX-2 with RoE solution to deliver extremely low latencies on Ethernet while scaling to handle millions of messages per second.”

Product Availability
Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN with RoE 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 40 Gigabit Ethernet adapters are available today. Software drivers are supported in OFED 1.5.1 available from Mellanox or the OpenFabrics Alliance (

Visit Mellanox at Interop Las Vegas (April 26-28)
Mellanox will be showcasing ConnectX-2 EN with RoE with Cisco UCS and Nexus Systems in the Mellanox booth #2307. Solution briefs highlighting the benefits of ConnectX-2 EN with RoE using various applications, including the use of Cisco products, are available from Mellanox and relevant partner vendor web sites.

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 connectivity solutions are a preferred 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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