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Mellanox InfiniBand-Connected CPUs Increase By 65 Percent In TOP500 Supercomputers

SC’10 - Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) (TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the company is the leading interconnect provider for the TOP500 list of supercomputers, connecting 213 systems. As reported in the 36 th edition of the TOP500 list, InfiniBand-connected systems grew 18 percent year-over-year, representing more than 43 percent of the TOP500, or 215 systems, with more than 98 percent of all InfiniBand clusters leveraging Mellanox InfiniBand solutions.

Mellanox ConnectX® InfiniBand adapters and switch systems based on its InfiniScale® IV switch silicon provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world’s fastest supercomputers, representing 57 percent of the PetaScale systems and 40 percent of the Top10. InfiniBand connects the majority of the Top100 with 61 percent, the Top200 with 58 percent, and the Top300 with 51 percent. Mellanox end-to-end 40Gb/s InfiniBand solutions deliver the leading performance and utilization for the most power efficient systems on the list. Mellanox InfiniBand enables the highest system efficiency and utilization, up to 96 percent, and provides users with the best return on investment for their high-performance computing server and storage infrastructure computing requirements.

The total number of InfiniBand-connected CPU cores on the TOP500 list has grown 65 percent, from 1.4 million in Nov. 2009 to 2.3 million in Nov. 2010. This growth highlights the increasing demand for InfiniBand as a way to maximize computing resources, productivity and performance in the world’s fastest computer systems.

“In less than a decade, InfiniBand has become a mainstay in the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers,” said Eyal Waldman, president, chairman and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “We are pleased with the continued growth in the number of supercomputers that count on Mellanox’s high-performance interconnects to provide them with industry-leading performance, efficiency, scalability and reliability.”

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