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November 13, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Nov. 13 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the company continued its lead as the global interconnect solution provider for the TOP500 list of supercomputers with InfiniBand further growing as the top interconnect of choice for the TOP500 with 224 clusters. From June 2012 to November 2012, the number of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand systems increased by nearly 2.3X, including the top two ranked InfiniBand systems on the list, showing the increasing demand for higher performance, scalability and efficiency.
The new list showcased the expansion of InfiniBand connecting cloud infrastructures. InfiniBand enables the most efficient cloud infrastructure on the list, more than 30 percent higher efficiency than other cloud solutions listed. Furthermore, Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand adapters and switch systems optimize server and storage performance and provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world’s fastest supercomputers, connecting 43 percent (10 systems) of all PetaScale based systems (23 systems).
The advanced offloads and accelerations within Mellanox InfiniBand solutions enable the most performance efficient system on the TOP500 list, at nearly 96 percent system and CPU efficiency.
“Mellanox’s scalable InfiniBand solutions provide the highest systems utilization in the TOP500 for both high-performance computing and clouds. As the most used interconnect for the TOP500 list and the world’s Petascale systems, Mellanox InfiniBand solutions provide the best return-on-investment,” said Eyal Waldman, president, chairman and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “We are proud to have the most efficient cloud be interconnected with InfiniBand and expect to see more cloud infrastructures adopt InfiniBand as their compute and storage interconnect. We're seeing the cost per cloud or hosted services per transaction/user reduced when using RDMA technology, on either InfiniBand or Ethernet with our Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology, due to its efficiency and utilization improvements.”
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.
Highlights of InfiniBand usage on the November 2012 TOP500 list include:
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, 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 and financial services.
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