Friday, October 28, 2011

Mellanox joins OCP, intros world’s first 10GbE mezzanine adapters for OCP servers

SUNNYVALE, USA & YOKNEAM, ISRAEL: Mellanox Technologies Ltd, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) under the Open Compute Foundation. Initiated by Facebook, the Open Compute Project’s mission is to develop and specify the most cost-efficient, energy-efficient and scalable enterprise and Web 2.0 data center technologies.

“We are pleased to join the collaborative effort of the Open Compute Project and to provide our scalable, high-performance and energy-efficient server and storage I/O solutions to enable its success,” said David Barzilai, VP of marketing at Mellanox. “We believe that the OCP standards provide best practices that will help more companies to build efficient solutions for the emerging Web 2.0 and cloud applications.”

In addition, Mellanox announced immediate availability of 10GbE mezzanine cards based on Mellanox’s energy efficient, high performance ConnectX-3 EN silicon that are compliant with the Open Compute Project (OCP) specification. The OCP ConnectX-3 10GbE mezzanine adapters offer optimized latency and performance for converged I/O infrastructures while maintaining extremely low system power consumption. For enhanced agility, customers can combine ConnectX-3 with Mellanox VMA (Messaging Accelerator) software to accelerate socket-based applications with latencies as low as 4us and with UDA (Unstructured Data Accelerator) for Big Data application accelerations.

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