Mellanox Introduces World's First 25/50 Gb/s OCP Ethernet Adapters for Single and Multi-Host Technology

Contributes Multiple Specifications to OCP for 25, 50 & 100 Gb/s Speeds

SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – MARCH 7, 2016 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today unveiled ConnectX-4 Lx adapters, the world’s first 25 & 50Gb/s Ethernet single and multi-host adapters for Open Compute Project (OCP) at the OCP Summit. The ConnectX-4 Lx based adapters are the first dedicated single and multi-host solutions for OCP, enabling significant performance upgrades for 10/25 and 40/50 Gb/s Ethernet networks, without requiring overhauling existing data center cabling infrastructure. The contributions includes single and multi-host versions of both the ConnectX-4 & ConnectX-4 Lx adapters with 25, 50 & 100 Gb/s Ethernet technology.

With ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-4 Lx adapters, Mellanox is the only company to provide network adapters for multiple OCP server and storage Platforms including Yosemite, Leopard, and Rackspace Barreleye, an Open-Power based platform. Powered by Mellanox Multi-HostTM technology, ConnectX-4 Lx provides an innovative solution delivering flexibility and major cost savings for next generation Cloud, Web2.0 and Telco Data centers. Multi-Host technology disaggregates the network and enables building new scale-out heterogeneous compute and storage racks with direct connectivity from multiple hosts to a single network controller. Multi-Host technology is available today in the company’s line of ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-4 Lx adapters at speeds of 50 and 100 Gb/s.  

“Mellanox has played an important role in a number of OCP projects and has contributed to the open hardware and software model,” said, Omar Baldonado, co-chair OCP Open Compute Networking Project. “We are pleased to see continued collaboration and the Mellanox contributions of core network adapter and switching technology to the OCP.”

“Mellanox has been committed to OCP’s vision from its inception. The contribution of the ConnectX-4 Lx 25 and 50Gb/s Ethernet adapter, enables Cloud, Web 2.0 and Telcos to enable open platforms, unleash innovation, and unlock performance,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president marketing at Mellanox Technologies.  “Offering backwards compatibility with existing fiber infrastructure, with these adapters there is simply no reason not to jump from 10 to 25 and 50 Gb/s open platforms to achieve the highest performance, flexibility and agility, while eliminating vendor lock-in.”

Visit Mellanox Technologies at the OCP Summit
Visit Mellanox during the OCP Summit (booth B4) on March 9th &10th at the San Jose Convention Center to learn more about the OCP family of 10/25, 40, 50 and 100GbE NICs. Mellanox will showcase a live demo of OCP adapters with major OCP server platforms including: Yosemite, Leopard, and Rackspace Barreleye.

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Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at

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