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November 19, 2008
InfiniBand momentum on the TOP500 continues with 16 percent semi-annual growth, and connects the majority of Top 100 supercomputers
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18 -- SC08 -- Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that its 40Gb/s InfiniBand switches and adapters now power one of the world's fastest supercomputers, and that InfiniBand continues to be the fastest-growing cluster interconnect represented on the industry's TOP500 list. Among the top 500 supercomputers in the world reported in the 32nd edition of the TOP500 list, 142 systems (28 percent) are connected with InfiniBand, an increase of 16 percent for InfiniBand-based systems compared to the previous TOP500 list published in June 2008.
Mellanox ConnectX 20Gb/s and 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switch systems based on its InfiniScale III and IV switch silicon provide scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world's fastest supercomputer and the majority of other top 100 systems. Mellanox's proven 40Gb/s InfiniBand is the fastest interconnect technology available, and was first used in a system at Virginia Tech.
The total number of InfiniBand-connected CPU cores on the TOP500 list has grown 153 percent, from 340,000 in 2007 to 860,000 in 2008, which is nearly twice the growth average among the top 500 supercomputers. This highlights increasing demand for InfiniBand (and Mellanox 40Gb/s in particular) as a way to maximize computing resources, productivity and performance in the world's fastest computer systems.
"Mellanox's interconnect products provide leading technology and device architecture for scalable and reliable high-performance and low power consumption, and are proven to optimize the world's most demanding computing and storage applications," said Eyal Waldman, president, chairman and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. "We are pleased that our proven 40Gb/s technology is being fully utilized as the foundation of high-performance research activities, and that our InfiniBand adapters and switches are the leading connectivity solutions for the fastest supercomputers in the world. As the most reliable, scalable, power efficient and highest performing InfiniBand solutions, Mellanox products continue to support the ever-increasing performance needs of world-leading research facilities, educational centers and commercial datacenters."
Published twice a year and publicly available at www.TOP500.org, the TOP500 list ranks the world's most powerful computer systems according to the Linpack benchmark rating system. The TOP500 list is a respected industry report that indicates usage trends in computing and interconnect solutions.
Highlights of InfiniBand usage on the June 2008 TOP500 list include:
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX) is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, interconnect products to world-class server, storage, and infrastructure OEMs servicing Fortune 500 datacenters, the world's most powerful supercomputers, and mission critical embedded applications. Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at www.mellanox.com.
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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