Mellanox Introduces ConnectX-3, The Industry`s First FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Multi-Protocol Adapter; Delivers World-Record Bandwidth and Latency Performance

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Mellanox Introduces ConnectX-3, The Industry’s First FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Multi-Protocol Adapter; Delivers World-Record Bandwidth and Latency Performance

ConnectX®-3 Enables OEMs to Build Scalable HPC, Converged Data Center and Web 2.0 Compute, Networking and Storage Infrastructures that Deliver Unprecedented Performance and Efficiency

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of its performance-leading ConnectX-3 Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) adapter ICs and cards, providing next-generation FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE connectivity combined with the next-generation PCI Express 3.0 host bus for unprecedented scalability and fabric flexibility. ConnectX-3’s innovative design, low power, and flexible protocol capability delivers the highest level of I/O throughput while reducing system power consumption and enabling cost-effective networking topologies, making it the preferred solution for high-performance computing, financial services, database, Web 2.0, virtualized data centers and cloud computing.

ConnectX-3, The Industry's First FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Multi-Protocol Ada ...

ConnectX-3, The Industry's First FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Multi-Protocol Adapter Card (Photo: Business Wire)

“Mellanox continues to increase its performance-leadership position, developing the industry’s best performance-based adapter solutions with integrated I/O technology to meet the flexibility and power efficiency needs of today’s multi-core server and storage systems,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “Utilizing PCIe Gen 3, ConnectX-3 delivers the world’s highest performance and lowest latency on either InfiniBand or Ethernet, with breakthrough application acceleration that delivers maximum efficiency for improved performance, reduced infrastructure costs and lowest power. With its low power, high-performance, and low cost per Gb/s bandwidth, ConnectX-3 is tailored to meet the demands of Web 2.0 applications where we believe it will be widely used.”

Utilizing FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and the support of PCIe Gen3, ConnectX-3 ICs double the throughput of prior generations and include industry-leading GPU and MPI collectives acceleration engines to deliver best-in-class high-performance computing application efficiency and scalability, accelerating the pace for Exascale computing. ConnectX-3’s 40GbE connectivity, with backwards compatibility to 10GbE helps set the stage for efficient, optimized data centers connected with high-bandwidth Ethernet fabrics that maximize performance and reduce costs, power and complexity. With its ultra-low power and fabric agnostic capabilities, ConnectX-3 provides the world’s leading solution for converged I/O infrastructures.

Availability

Sampling today with availability in the third quarter, ConnectX-3 ICs and adapter cards will be available in multiple configurations, including single and dual port versions of 10GbE, 40GbE, QDR and FDR InfiniBand, as well as VPI cards that support both protocols. More information can be found at www.mellanox.com.

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox products optimize data center performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof architecture. The company offers innovative solutions that address a wide range of markets including HPC, enterprise, mega warehouse data centers, cloud computing, Internet and Web 2.0.

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