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Mellanox Connect-IB InfiniBand Adapter Achieves World Record Performance Results
By: Business Wire
Nov. 12, 2012 08:33 AM
SC12 -- Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its recently announced next-generation InfiniBand adapter, Connect-IB, achieved world-record performance results, enabling the creation of highly scalable server and storage connected infrastructures. The Connect-IB dual-port 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand adapter achieves the industry’s highest throughput of more than 100Gb/s utilizing PCI Express 3.0 x16 and over 135 million messages per second, 4.5X higher than previous or competing solutions. These performance capabilities are critical to High-Performance Computing (HPC), Web 2.0, Cloud, Big Data and financial applications which require a high rate of message communication in order to deliver faster results and provide a competitive advantage to their users.
Connect-IB, the world's leading scalable server and storage adapter solution for High-Performance Computing (HPC), Web 2.0, Cloud, Big Data, financial services, virtualized data centers and storage environments. Connect-IB adapters deliver the highest throughput of 100Gb/s utilizing PCI Express 3.0 x16, unmatched scaling with innovative transport services, sub-microsecond latency and 130 million messages per second - 4X higher message rate over competing solutions. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Mellanox Connect-IB delivers the next generation interconnect architecture and performance for the world leading HPC, Web 2.0, cloud and storage infrastructures,” said Michael Kagan, CTO at Mellanox Technologies. “By providing double the interconnect throughput and 4.5X the message rate, we enable applications to scale with greater performance and efficiency. Together with our server and storage partners, we pave the road to Exascale platforms.”
The Connect-IB product line consists of single and dual port adapters with PCIe 3.0 with x8 and x16 host bus interface options, as well as a single port adapter for PCI Express 2.0 x16. Each port supports FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand with MPI ping latency less than 1us. All Mellanox adapters support the CPU offload of transport operations and RDMA for efficient computing. Connect-IB also has several advanced features for high-performance computing, including a new Dynamically Connected Transport service for unlimited scalability, and end-to-end data protection for unmatched data reliability.
Connect-IB adapter cards are sampling today.
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 www.mellanox.com.
Mellanox, BridgeX, ConnectX, CORE-Direct, InfiniBridge, InfiniHost, InfiniScale, PhyX, SwitchX, Virtual Protocol Interconnect and Voltaire are registered trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Connect-IB, FabricIT, MetroX, MLNX-OS, ScalableHPC, Unbreakable-Link, UFM and Unified Fabric Manager are trademarks of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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