Mellanox Enables Industry's First PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER-Based Rackspace OCP Server With 100Gb/s Connectivity
Introduces ConnectX®-5 OCP Ethernet Adapter for
Single and Mellanox Multi-Host® Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, today announced that Mellanox
ConnectX-5 Open Compute Project (OCP) Ethernet adapter will enable the
world's first PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER/OCP-based Zaius, the open
server platform from Google and Rackspace®. Mellanox will
showcase ConnectX-5, the industry's first PCIe Gen-4 based 100Gb/s OCP
Ethernet adapter at the OCP Summit, 2017.
The exponential growth of data demands not only the fastest throughput
but also smarter networks. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions
incorporate advanced acceleration engines that perform sophisticated
processing algorithms on the data as it moves through the network.
Intelligent network solutions greatly improve the performance and total
infrastructure efficiency of data intensive applications in the cloud
such as cognitive computing, machine learning and Internet of Things
(IoT). Mellanox's ConnectX-5 supports both InfiniBand and Ethernet, and
is the most advanced 10/25/50/100Gb/s intelligent adapter on the market
today. Additionally, as the first adapter to support PCIe Express Gen
4.0, ConnectX-5 delivers full 200Gb/s data throughput to servers and
The ConnectX-5 supports Multi-Host technology, delivering flexibility
and major cost savings for the next generation of Cloud, Web2.0, Big
Data and cognitive computing platforms. Multi-Host technology
disaggregates the network and enables building new scale-out
heterogeneous compute and storage racks with direct connectivity from
multiple processors to shared network controller. Mellanox Multi-Host®
technology is available today in the Mellanox portfolio of ConnectX-4
Lx, ConnectX-4, and ConnectX-5 adapters at speeds of 50 and 100Gb/s.
"We anticipate that Zaius and our Barreleye
G2 server solution will bring new levels of performance and
efficiency to our portfolio," said Aaron Sullivan, Distinguished
Engineer, Rackspace. "This platform combines IBM's Power9 processor with
PCI Express Gen4, and Mellanox ConnectX-5 network adapters. Leveraging
these technologies, it is now possible to deliver hundreds of gigabits
of bandwidth from a single network adapter."
"IBM, the OpenPOWER Foundation and its members are fostering an open
ecosystem for innovation to unleash the power of cognitive and AI
computing platforms," said Ken King, IBM general manager of OpenPOWER.
"The combination of the POWER processor and Mellanox ConnectX-5
technology, using novel interfaces like CAPI and OpenCAPI, will
dramatically increase system throughput for the next generation of
advanced analytics, AI and cognitive applications."
"Mellanox has been committed to OCP's vision from its inception and we
are excited to bring continued innovation to this growing community,"
said Kevin Deierling, vice president marketing at Mellanox Technologies.
"Through collaboration between IBM and Rackspace, we continue to push
the boundaries of innovation, enable open platforms and unlock
performance of compute and storage infrastructure."
Visit Mellanox Technologies at the OCP Summit
Visit Mellanox during the OCP Summit at the Santa Clara Convention
Center, OCP Summit 2017, March 8 -9, booth no. C-23, to learn more about
the OCP family of Connect-X adapters.
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
InfiniBand and Ethernet smart 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: www.mellanox.com.
Note: Mellanox, Multi-Host and ConnectX are registered trademarks of
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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