InfiniBand Leadership Continues to Grow; Now Connecting 224 Systems on the TOP500, Nearly 20 Percent More Than Ethernet

  InfiniBand Leadership Continues to Grow; Now Connecting 224 Systems on the
  TOP500, Nearly 20 Percent More Than Ethernet

 InfiniBand connectivity expands to clouds; Connects the most efficient cloud
    on the list; Number of FDR InfiniBand-based systems more than doubles


Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- November 13, 2012

SC12 -–  Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), 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

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, 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:

  *InfiniBand is the most used interconnect on the list, connecting 224
    systems, nearly 20 percent more than the 189 Ethernet connected systems.
  *Mellanox InfiniBand provides the highest system utilization on the TOP500,
    up to 96 percent system utilization.
  *InfiniBand is the most used interconnect in the TOP500: 52 percent of the
    TOP100, 53 percent of the TOP200, 50 percent of the TOP300, 46 percent of
    the TOP400 and 45 percent of the TOP500.
  *FDR InfiniBand is the fastest growing interconnect technology on the
    TOP500 with a 2.3X increase in number of systems versus the June 2012
    TOP500 list.
  *InfiniBand connects 43 percent of the world’s most powerful Petaflop
    systems on the list.
  *InfiniBand connects 7.5X the number of Cray-based systems in the TOP500
    systems and 3X the number of Cray-based systems in the TOP100 systems.
  *Clusters continue to be the dominant system architecture with 82 percent
    of the TOP500 list.
  *Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand scalable HPC solutions accelerate 86
    percent of the accelerator-based systems.
  *Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect solutions present in the TOP500 are used
    by a diverse list of applications from large-scale, high-performance
    computing to commercial, technical computing and enterprise data centers.

Supporting Resources:

  *Learn more about Mellanox InfiniBand Switches and Adapter Cards
  *Learn more about Mellanox Switch Management and Storage Fabric Software
  *Learn more about Mellanox Copper and Fiber Cables
  *Follow Mellanox on Twitter and Facebook

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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