Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mellanox Debuts 10 GigE NICs, Switches, Software and Cables

Mellanox Technologies, which has been known for its high-performance InfiniBand fabrics, unveiled its end-to-end 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity portfolio for High Performance Computing, cloud computing, and mega warehouse data centers. The product set is aimed at allowing companies to scale-out their data center environment to thousands of servers while preserving a simplified, "flat" network architecture.

Mellanox said its Vantage family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, combined with ConnectX-2 EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet NICs with support for industry-standard RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), management and acceleration software and cables, provides end-users with high-performance, end-to-end Ethernet and low-latency.

Mellanox's scale-out data center fabric architecture features two new high-density Layer 2 core switches based on CEE standards. The switches can be clustered to form large, linearly scaling Layer 2 fabrics. The solution also encompasses fabric management software that controls all the physical and virtual switches and I/O devices in the fabric and provides central fabric monitoring and service-oriented policy enforcement. The product introduction includes the new "Vantage" 8500 core switch and the Vantage 6024 and Vantage 6048 top of rack switches.

Mellanox also said its new Ethernet NICs can deliver the industry's lowest 1.3 us latency performance with performance-leading 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with stateless offloads.

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