Mellanox Surpasses 2 Million InfiniBand Ports Milestone

INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, NV – May 21, 2007 – Mellanox™ Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products, today announced that it has shipped over 2 million InfiniBand (10 and 20Gb/s) ports to leading server, storage, communications infrastructure, and embedded system OEMs. These ports span four generations of industry-leading InfiniBand adapter and switch families and are an integral part of the IT infrastructure that services a wide range of end-user markets, including automotive, bio and geosciences, communications, database, defense, economic and financial services, educational research, electronic design automation, entertainment, government, health services, retail, transportation services, weather analysis, web services, and more. Leading OEM suppliers that deliver InfiniBand-based server and storage hardware and software solutions to these end user markets include Cisco, DataDirect Networks, Dell, HP, IBM, LSI, Network Appliance, QLogic, SGI, Sun, and Voltaire, among others.

“Shipping products that include over 2 million ports to leading OEMs is an important milestone for Mellanox and for the entire InfiniBand industry as it demonstrates the establishment of a significant end-user customer base,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “The value proposition of InfiniBand in both server and storage clustering is well established across industries, and Mellanox is committed to further extending InfiniBand’s leadership in the marketplace.”

InfiniBand Deployments Span the Top500 to the Fortune 500
Several recent InfiniBand-related announcements in both the high-performance computing and enterprise data center markets demonstrate the increasing market adoption and usage of the interconnect technology, including:

  • TIBCO Accelerates Enterprise Messaging Service Performance with Support for Cisco InfiniBand achieving up to 4X messaging throughput
  • Wombat Financial Software accelerates the distribution of market data to address increasing securities exchange feed volumes with InfiniBand solutions from Cisco and Voltaire
  • Oracle Announces General Availability of Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) InfiniBand Interconnect Solution for Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 10g
  • Autodesk Incinerator 2007 with InfiniBand delivers accelerated performance for real-time color grading of high-resolution commercials and feature films
  • Credit Suisse Joins OpenFabrics Alliance and Takes a Leadership Role in the Development of the Open-Source, High-Performance Interconnect Software Stack
  • OpenFabrics releases Enterprise Distribution (OFED) which is a standard InfiniBand software stack for Linux in addition to the release of WinIB for Windows
  • Microsoft supports InfiniBand drivers with Windows Server 2003 with the achievement of Microsoft Logo for Mellanox InfiniBand Adapters
  • InfiniBand support is available out-of-the-box in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 distribution
  • InfiniBand support is available out-of-the-box in SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time (SLERT) Linux distribution and as an add-on package to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10
  • InfiniBand continues to power additional large-scale clusters such as in Los Alamos National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Chemnitz (Germany) and many others
  • Mellanox Demonstrates 40Gb/s InfiniBand Connectivity with PCI Express 2.0
  • Mellanox Launches 4th Generation ConnectX IB InfiniBand Adapters
  • The number of clusters using InfiniBand on the more than doubles from the June 2006 to the November 2006 list
  • New enhanced fiber and copper cabling components and products available from several vendors including Quellan, Zarlink, Emcore, and Gore

Visit Mellanox at Interop, Las Vegas May 21-24, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Visit the Mellanox booth (#2019) at Interop to see the latest in InfiniBand technology.

About Mellanox
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance, InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity products that facilitate data transmission between servers, communications infrastructure equipment and storage systems. The company’s products are an integral part of a total solution focused on computing, storage and communication applications used in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing and embedded systems.
Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Yokneam, Israel. For more information, visit Mellanox at


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