Mellanox InfiniBand Delivers Breakthrough Performance for the New Cray CX1™ Supercomputer Systems

Turnkey InfiniBand-Accelerated Solution Drives High Productivity Computing into the Mainstream for Financial Services, Scientific Simulation and Advanced Research
SANTA CLARA, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – September 16, 2008 - Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based server and storage interconnect products, today announced that its InfiniBand adapters and switch silicon ICs provide the leading-edge performance interconnect for the recently announced Cray CX1 supercomputer, an advanced compute system designed for workgroups and departments in larger firms. The new product is targeted to drive high productivity computing farther into the mainstream in a broad array of high-growth IT markets. According to IDC*, high growth is projected in the departmental segment of the technical computing server market, with a revenue CAGR of 11.2% to reach $5.8 billion by 2012. “We are excited to see Mellanox’s world-leading InfiniBand solutions deliver unparalleled I/O connectivity and provide best-in-class price/performance for Cray systems,” said Gilad Shainer, director of technical marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox’s world-class InfiniBand products have proven to be the key ingredients for building the most efficient compute systems for every workload and application scale, from desk-side to enterprise class and extreme scale computing.”

The Cray CX1 product incorporates up to 8 nodes and 16 Intel Xeon processors, either dual or quad core; delivers up to 64 gigabytes of memory per node; and provides up to 4 terabytes of internal storage. Multiple CX1 systems can be connected together via the internal InfiniBand network to form larger compute solutions, and can be configured with a mix of compute, storage and visualization blades to meet customers' individual requirements. For more information on the Cray CX1 supercomputer visit

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, interconnect products to world-class server, storage, and infrastructure OEMs servicing Fortune 500 data centers, the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and mission critical embedded applications. The company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect™ (VPI) enables standard communication protocols to operate over any converged network (InfiniBand, Ethernet, Data Center Ethernet) with the same software solution. Utilizing proven networking, clustering, storage, virtualization and RDMA acceleration engines, VPI optimizes application performance, power consumption, workload agility, and total system efficiency while future-proofing IT infrastructure.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at

* IDC, Worldwide High Performance Technical Server QView, 2008

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