Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Demonstrates 2X Growth over a 6 Month Period for Petascale-Capable Systems on the TOP500

  Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Demonstrates 2X Growth over a 6 Month Period for
  Petascale-Capable Systems on the TOP500

 Overall FDR InfiniBand-based systems on the TOP500 grew 3.3X year-over-year,
         and connect the four fastest InfiniBand systems on the list

International Supercomputing Conference 2013

Business Wire

LEIPZIG, Germany -- June 18, 2013

ISC’13 -– 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 leadership as
the global interconnect solution provider for the TOP500 list of
supercomputers. The number of the TOP500’s Petascale-capable systems connected
with Mellanox FDR InfiniBand doubled from November 2012 to June 2013. Overall,
the number of Mellanox FDR InfiniBand connected systems grew 3.3X from June
2012 to June 2013, and Mellanox FDR InfiniBand accelerates the top four
InfiniBand-based systems on the list, showing the increasing demand for higher
performance, scalability and efficiency.

Mellanox ConnectX® and Connect-IB InfiniBand adapters and SwitchX®-based
switch systems optimize server and storage performance and provide the
scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world’s
fastest supercomputers, connecting nearly 50 percent (16 systems) of all
Petascale-based systems (33 systems).

The advanced offloads and accelerations within Mellanox InfiniBand solutions
enable the most performance-efficient systems on the TOP500 list, at nearly 96
percent system and CPU efficiency.

“We are pleased to see the increased adoption of our FDR InfiniBand
interconnect solutions by the world’s fastest supercomputers,” said Eyal
Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “FDR InfiniBand delivers
today the highest performance for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0,
database and storage applications. Our interconnect solutions connect nearly
half of the world’s petaflop systems, demonstrating the high system efficiency
and scalability that our interconnect provides. We continue with our
development efforts to bring the next generation of 100Gb/s interconnect
solutions, which are expected to be released in 2014/2015 time frame.”

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 June 2013 TOP500 list include:

  *FDR InfiniBand is the fastest growing interconnect technology on the
    TOP500 with a 3.3X increase in the number of systems versus the June 2012
    TOP500 list.
  *InfiniBand connects nearly 50 percent of the world’s most powerful
    petaflop systems on the list.
  *Mellanox InfiniBand provides the highest system utilization on the TOP500,
    achieving up to 96 percent system utilization.
  *InfiniBand is the most used interconnect in the TOP100 with 49 percent, in
    the TOP200 with 47 percent, in the TOP300 with 44 percent and in the
    TOP400 systems with 43 percent.
  *Overall there are 205 InfiniBand systems on the list
  *InfiniBand systems account for 2.6X the performance of Ethernet systems.
  *InfiniBand connects 3X the number of Cray-based systems in the TOP500
    systems and 6.6X the number of Cray-based systems in the TOP100 systems.
  *Clusters continue to be the dominant system architecture with 83 percent
    of the TOP500 list.
  *Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand scalable HPC solutions accelerate 80
    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, cloud computing and
    enterprise data centers.

Supporting Resources:

  *Learn more about Mellanox InfiniBand Switches, Adapter Cards
  *Learn more about Mellanox Switch Management and Storage Fabric Software
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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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