InfiniBand Leads TOP500 as Most Used Interconnect Technology for High-Performance Computing

  InfiniBand Leads TOP500 as Most Used Interconnect Technology for
  High-Performance Computing

FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand delivers record system efficiency (99.8 percent), and is
              the most used InfiniBand technology on the TOP500

International Supercomputing Conference 2014

Business Wire

LEIPZIG, Germany -- June 23, 2014

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end
interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today
announced that InfiniBand is the most deployed interconnect solution on the
TOP500 list of supercomputers. The number of InfiniBand-based supercomputers
increased 8.3 percent year-over-year to 222, representing 44.4 percent of the
TOP500. Mellanox InfiniBand is the only Petascale-proven, standard
interconnect solution, connecting 24 out of the 48 Petaflop capable systems on
the list. Overall, the number of Mellanox FDR InfiniBand connected systems
grew 1.9X from June 2013 to June 2014, connecting 127 systems, showing the
increased demand for higher performance, scalability and efficiency.

Mellanox Connect-IB® and ConnectX®-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and
SwitchX®-2-based switch systems optimize server and storage performance and
provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the
world’s fastest supercomputers. The advanced offloads and accelerations within
Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions enable the most performance-efficient
systems on the TOP500 list with a record 99.8 percent system efficiency.

“We live in a world of data and moving data faster is essential for using
data,” said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “Our
leading FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions deliver the highest system utilization
as well as accelerate the fastest InfiniBand systems on the new June 2014
TOP500 list. We look forward to further enable the most efficient compute and
storage platforms for high-performance, cloud, Web 2.0, database, big data and
storage applications.”

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 2014 TOP500 list include:

  *FDR InfiniBand is the fastest growing interconnect technology on the
    TOP500 with 127 systems, a 1.9X increase in the number of systems versus
    the June 2013 TOP500 list.
  *InfiniBand connects 50 percent of the world’s most powerful Petaflop
    systems on the list.
  *Mellanox FDR InfiniBand provides the highest system utilization on the
    TOP500, achieving 99.8 percent system utilization.
  *InfiniBand enables 24 out of the 25 most efficient systems, and the top 17
    most efficient systems.
  *InfiniBand accelerates 222 systems in the TOP500, 44.4 percent of the
  *InfiniBand is the most used interconnect in the TOP100 with 52 percent, in
    the TOP200 with 52 percent, in the TOP300 with 51 percent and in the
    TOP400 systems with 46.5 percent.
  *InfiniBand systems account for 2.2X the performance of Ethernet systems.
  *InfiniBand connects 3.5X the number of Cray based systems in the TOP100,
    6.7X in TOP500.
  *Clusters continue to be the dominant system architecture with 85 percent
    of the TOP500 list.
  *Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand scalable HPC solutions accelerate 81
    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, Web 2.0,
    and enterprise data centers.

Supporting Resources:

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

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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