Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mellanox Sets New Low-Latency Record

Mellanox Technologies a new record in low-latency messaging performance for Ethernet networks based on the latest STAC-M2 benchmark test conducted by Mellanox on IBM systems. The record was achieved using Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 10GbE NICs with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264 10GbE switch, and IBM x3550 servers running IBM's WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging (LLM) technology.

The companies cited a 30% imimprovement over results that were announced just two months ago by a competitor with a comparable configuration.

"Financial organizations require performance-leading, low-latency solutions to drive competitiveness and growth," said Dan Tuchler, vice president of strategy and product management for IBM System Networking. "This STAC benchmark demonstrates that Mellanox and IBM are addressing the performance requirements of the financial services industry by providing financial services enterprises with innovative server, storage, software and networking solutions that meet their customers' needs for fast transactions and value-added services."http://www.mellanox.com