Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) (TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise MRG with the open Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP) standard and Red Hat Enterprise Linux achieved Ethernet-based data center fabric performance, delivering a 42 percent reduction in latency using Mellanox ConnectX-2 with RDMA over Ethernet (RoE), with throughputs up to 1.2 million acknowledged messages per second, with latencies in the 10 microseconds range in tests conducted by Red Hat. Such performance is critical for financial institutions and other enterprise applications for which every millisecond of improved latency translates to significant dollars in potential increased profitability. By enabling support for ConnectX-2 with RoE in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat is enabling easier deployment of such high-performing systems, further improving return-on-investment for end users.
Many enterprise and cloud workloads have extremely demanding requirements for determinism – to ensure predictable response times and service levels. Today's complex IT infrastructure requires many components to work well together to form a complete application stack that delivers that level of performance. The foundation layer consists of verified real-time capable hardware combined with the MRG Realtime kernel and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system environment. Above the foundation are essential mid-tier components like real-time Java runtime, messaging, grid scheduling that Red Hat provides and high-performance connectivity solutions from Mellanox.
“There is a growing class of enterprise and cloud applications that have demanding time constraints and scaling requirements that are unable to be satisfied with general-purpose operating systems and I/O technologies,” said Tim Burke, vice president, Platform Engineering at Red Hat. “By delivering an integrated high-performing, standards-based Red Hat and Mellanox solution, we are enabling IT organizations to reduce costs, while providing the value of realtime access to information in broad markets, such as financial services, telecommunications and a large variety of real-time Java applications.”