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Sep 24, 2018

Mellanox InfiniBand to Accelerate U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s New Supercomputer

InfiniBand in-network computing acceleration technology to enable the new 8 petaflop supercomputer to deliver highest applications performance and scalability

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2018-- 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 InfiniBand has been chosen to accelerate the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) new supercomputer. The new 8 Petaflop system named “Eagle” will consist of more than 2100 nodes and deliver 3 times the performance compared to NREL’s current supercomputing platform. Eagle will be put into production in January 2019.

“InfiniBand’s smart In-Network Computing acceleration engines, RDMA technology, and high reliability and robustness will ensure the highest performance, efficiency and scalability for NREL’s HPC, AI, storage, cloud and other applications,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We are happy to be part of the NREL new supercomputing platform, helping to advance the leading edge of energy research.”

“The Eagle supercomputer will enable NREL’s researchers to run increasingly detailed models that simulate complex processes and phenomena, to gain new insights and innovations in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies,” said Steve Hammond, NREL's Computational Science Director at NREL.

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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:

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