Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Selects Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand for Large-Scale Supercomputer

EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Maximizes Application Performance to Further Minnesota Supercomputing Institute’s Scientific Research

SC14, New Orleans, LA. – November 18, 2014 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the integration of its Switch-IB™ EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switch systems in the HP-deployed, 712-node supercomputer at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) at the University of Minnesota, making it the first EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand large-scale cluster in the United States.

“Supercomputers need to have an extremely efficient interconnect solution so the network communication doesn’t become the bottleneck,” said Jorge Vinals, director at Minnesota Supercomputing Institute at the University of Minnesota. “Mellanox’s EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions provide us with low latency, congestion-free, high-performance bandwidth to enable us to move our research forward more quickly.”

The supercomputer will enable cutting edge research in a number of areas, including computational chemistry and biochemistry, aerospace, drug design, astrophysics, and Informatics. The supercomputer uses Switch-IB EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switches across the large-scale cluster. The switches provide industry-leading cut-through latency and a low total cost of ownership (TCO) for the institute. Connect-IB® adapter cards will be responsible for offloading CPU protocol processing to maximize the CPU efficiency.

“Being a part of the first U.S. EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand large-scale cluster gives the company great pride,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Switch-IB’s low latency, unparalleled bandwidth, and removal of congestion and bottlenecks on the network enable MSI to increase application performance while dramatically reducing their operational expenses.”

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