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June 21, 2011

Mellanox Expands Availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet Solutions

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor


Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage systems, and NEC (News - Alert) Deutschland GmbH, provider of high-performance computing solutions across Europe, announced the availability of Mellanox’s line of InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputers through NEC HPC Europe.

There is a growing demand for Mellanox’s (News - Alert) end-to-end connectivity products and advanced technology from leading European HPC centers, cloud computing providers and enterprise customers. Now with the availability of Mellanox’s line of InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions NEC will be able to effectively meet this growing demand.

In a release, Dr. Andreas Findling, Senior Product Line Manager, at HPC Europe in NEC Deutschland said, “HPC customers across Europe are investing in new server and storage technologies such as GPU computing and integrating multi-core CPUs that require scalable and efficient, high-performance connectivity products. Together, NEC and Mellanox provide their European customers a solution which is focused on sustained performance computing by carefully optimizing the interaction of highest performing end-to-end networking with the entire software layer up to the world’s most compute-demanding applications.”

Yossi Avni, vice president of EMEA sales at Mellanox Technologies commented, “We see increasing Web 2.0, high-performance and cloud computing center opportunities in Europe, including in existing data centers across the region that are rapidly expanding to meet the growing demand for advanced HPC capabilities. We believe this growth in Europe provides a significant opportunity for Mellanox, and we are pleased to have NEC HPC Europe adopt our end-to-end connectivity solutions into their product portfolio.”

Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE connectivity solutions, comprise of ConnectX-3 line of I/O adapter products, cables and also includes the extensive suite of SwitchX family of fixed and modular switches. Additionally, it comes equipped with management and acceleration software and cables, which provide performance optimization and offer scalability on return-on-investment for performance interconnects.

The NEC LX Series with its family of LX-2200, LX-2400 and LX-4000 has been designed to provide customized HPC solutions capable of offering consistent performance computing. By enhancing the InfiniBand network, NEC MPI/LX, LX C3 (News - Alert) and LXFS products and with enhanced component interaction performance for production load can be effectively optimized.

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Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by John Lahtinen

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