Mellanox Provides Industry-Leading Scalability and Performance for HP BladeSystem Switching Infrastructure

Leading-Edge InfiniBand Switching Technology Enables HP BladeSystem Customers to Maximize Efficiency in Mission-Critical Business and High-Performance Computing Applications
SANTA CLARA, CA. and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – September 15, 2008 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based server and storage interconnect products, today announced that its InfiniScale® IV switch IC, introduced less than three months ago, has been adopted by HP due to its unparallel scalability and enhanced communication features that provide uncompromised performance capabilities for high-density computing infrastructures. The new HP BLc 4X DDR IB Gen 2 Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class provides superior server-to-server and server-to-storage I/O connectivity and enables green data centers and efficient high-performance computing. According to IDC*, blade servers continue to be the fastest-growing segment of the server market with 1.1 million units expected to ship in 2008, growing to 2.6 million units in 2011 – a unit CAGR of 32.8%.

“Mellanox’s InfiniScale IV switch silicon device was architected to address the massive scale-out demands of data centers and high-performance compute centers that require the best price-performance and most energy efficient interconnect,” said Wayne Augsburger, vice president of business development at Mellanox Technologies. “Organizations using HP server and storage blades and the new HP BLc 4X DDR IB Gen 2 Switch should realize the potential of their application environments, including data warehousing, financial services, government and education, industrial design and manufacturing, life sciences, and web serving and collaboration.”

“Customers can improve application performance through new levels of scalability and flexibility and leading I/O bandwidth with the new HP BLc 4X DDR IB Gen 2 switch,” said Ed Turkel, manager, product marketing, Scalable Computing and Infrastructure Organization, HP. “By pairing HP’s leading BladeSystem c-Class design with Mellanox’s proven interconnect solutions, customers can implement this innovative switch to meet the requirements of scale-out solutions.”

InfiniBand solutions are part of the HP BladeSystem c-Class portfolio, including the HP Cluster Platforms for HPC ( and HP BladeSystem for Oracle Optimized Warehouse ( For more information on the HP InfiniBand products and solutions 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 Blade Server 2008-2011 Forecast and 2006 Vendor Shares,” Doc #210229, Feb 2008

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