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November 19, 2013

Mellanox InfiniBand Adapter Performance Revealed

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems,  announced that its Connect-IB FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters deliver unmatched application performance over competing and previous interconnect solutions. Benchmarks performed on multiple applications, such as WIEN2k, a quantum mechanical simulation software, and WRF, a Weather Research and Forecasting simulation software, demonstrated higher performance of up to 200 percent with forty compute nodes compared to competition’s QDR 40Gb/s InfiniBand solutions.

Mellanox’s dual-port Connect-IB FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand with PCI Express 3.0 x16 adapter delivers 3X higher message rate over competing solutions, enabling 137 million messages per second. It is the world’s fastest interconnect adapter, and, when used with Mellanox end-to-end FDR InfiniBand solutions (switches and cables), it delivers best-in-class application efficiency and scalability. The performance capabilities demonstrated by FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand are critical to High-Performance Computing (HPC), Web 2.0, cloud, Big Data and financial applications which require the highest bandwidth and the lowest latency to provide a competitive advantage to their users

“These application benchmarks highlight the performance advantage of Connect-IB, the fastest InfiniBand adapter today, and the return-on-investment it provides to users,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution is the most efficient interconnect solution for connecting servers and storage systems, delivering high throughput, low latency and world-leading application performance.”

Available today, Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution includes ConnectX-3 and Connect-IB adapter cards, SwitchX-2 based switches (from 12-port to 648-port), fiber and copper cables, and ScalableHPC accelerator and management software. Mellanox will demonstrate these performance advantages at the Supercomputing Conference (SC’13).

Visit Mellanox Technologies at SC’13 (November 18-21, 2013)

Visit Mellanox Technologies at SC’13 (booth #2722) to see live demonstrations and the full suite of Mellanox’s end-to-end high-performance InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions. For more information on Mellanox’s event and speaking activities at SC’13, please visit

About Mellanox 

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. More information is available at


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