Mellanox Delivers InfiniBand and Ethernet CloudX™ Interconnect Cloud Solution at National Computational Infrastructure
National Computational Infrastructure selects Mellanox's End-to-End
40 Gigabit Ethernet and 56Gb/s InfiniBand Virtual Protocol Interconnect
Solution to provide leading performance in an OpenStack-based cloud
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center
servers and storage systems, today announced that the National
Computational Infrastructure (NCI), hosted at the Australia National
University, selected Mellanox's interconnect to support Australia's
national research computing service which provides world-class, high-end
services to Australia's researchers. Mellanox's interconnect solutions
allow for faster inter-node connectivity and access to storage,
providing Australian researchers and scientific research organizations
with critical on-demand access to NCI's high-performance cloud.
The NCI deployment combines the Mellanox CloudX solution with Red Hat
OpenStack software to support high performance workloads on a scalable
and easy to manage cloud platform. CloudX simplifies and automates the
orchestration of cloud platforms and reduces deployment time from days
to hours. The NCI deployment is based on Mellanox 40/56 Gb/s Virtual
Protocol Interconnect adapters and switches supporting both InfiniBand
and Ethernet. The advanced NCI cloud also utilizes RoCE (RDMA over
Converged Ethernet) to implement a full fat-tree Ethernet configuration
"Selecting Mellanox for our high performance switching infrastructure
has provided a flexible fabric, allowing us to take advantage of both
high speed Ethernet and InfiniBand networking in the one solution," said
Allan Williams, NCI associate director, services and technology.
"Mellanox's professional services staff that assisted with installation
were extremely knowledgeable and professional in the delivery of our
"We are pleased to partner with the NCI as they build a scalable,
world-class, and efficient cloud platform based on our CloudX
interconnect," said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at
Mellanox Technologies. "NCI is the first CloudX deployment to take full
advantage of RDMA, OpenStack plugins, and Hypervisors offloads delivered
by our end-to-end 40GbE Ethernet and 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect
"High performance, private research clouds like Australia National
University's provide an early proof point where OpenStack deployments
are showing compelling value," said Mike Werner, senior director, global
ecosystems at Red Hat. "We are thrilled by Australia National
University's early results with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Platform and equally pleased that our continued collaboration with
Mellanox is helping to further enterprise advancement and deployment for
OpenStack in key areas like this one."
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, cables 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.
About National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
NCI, as Australia's national research computing service, provides
world-class, high-end services to Australia's researchers, the primary
objectives of which are to raise the ambition, impact, and outcomes of
Australian research through access to advanced computational and
data-intensive methods, support, and high-performance infrastructure.
Supported by the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research
Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), NCI operates as a formal Collaboration
of The Australian National University, CSIRO, the Australian Bureau of
Meteorology and Geoscience Australia, together with partnerships with a
number of research-intensive universities, supported by the Australian
Research Council. http://www.nci.org.au
About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software
solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and
high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization
technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and
consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of
enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create
relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and
prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
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