Mellanox InfiniBand Selected by Fujitsu to Accelerate the Australian National University Supercomputer
Mellanox FDR InfiniBand solutions provide Australia's scientists with
unprecedented application performance for groundbreaking research
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) (TASE: MLNX), a leading
supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, announced today that its FDR 56Gb/s
InfiniBand end-to-end solutions have been selected by Fujitsu Australia
and New Zealand as the interconnect of choice for the new Petascale
supercomputer for the National Computational Infrastructure
(NCI)—Australia's high-end research computing service, located at the
Australian National University (ANU). NCI's new supercomputer, which
will enable scalable applications for innovative research, will
integrate Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand SX6000 series switches and
ConnectX®-3 adapter cards for high performance, scalability and extreme
Funded by the Australian Government and a consortium of ANU and a number
of national government agencies, the NCI supercomputer will support
Australia's scientists in advanced research in application areas
including climate change, meteorology, geospatial applications, and
astronomy. When it is installed in October 2012, the ANU supercomputer,
based on Fujitsu Primergy X-86 technology, will be the largest system
based on in the southern hemisphere.
"Providing Australia's scientists with more computing power to conduct
research will lead to more scientific breakthroughs for the nation and
the rest of the world," said Phil McCormack, Head of Strategy at Fujitsu
Australia and New Zealand. "We look forward to continuing our work with
NCI, ANU and Mellanox to build one of the most efficient and powerful
supercomputers in the world."
"Mellanox's interconnect technology integrated with Fujitsu servers
provide users with a scalable and power-efficient system that enables
innovative scientific research," said Marc Sultzbaugh, vice president of
worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies. "Our FDR InfiniBand solution
provides Australian scientists with the performance, scalability and
efficiency needed to meet the requirements of research workloads and
simulations today and into the future."
As part of the deal, the Mellanox interconnect solutions were provided
by Mellanox's local reseller, XENON Systems, who specializes in the
deployment of High Performance Computing solutions to leading Australian
and New Zealand research organizations.
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 www.mellanox.com.
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Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
Ashley Paula, +1-415-547-7024
Gelbart Kahana Investor Relations
Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
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