QSA Port Adapters Now Supporting 50G-PAM4

  Summary: DynamixTM QSA56: QSFP-to-SFP Adapter Enables an SFP device to plug into a QSFP port Supports 1G/10G/25G and now 50G-PAM4 line rates Supports BASE-T, DACs, AOCs, multi-mode and single-mode transceivers ½-meter to 10km reaches -10oC to +40oC High Temp versions for QSA+ and QSA28 Zero latency, zero power consumption Bottom line: QSA Port Adapters […]


Rivermax – Streaming Everything

Mellanox Releases New IP-Based Video Streaming Library Software: Rivermax 1.5

As many of us have adopted a work from home routine due to COVID-19, this new norm is having a profound impact on our professional and personal lives, not only for those with small children at home, but also for those working from home for the first time. But as the “show” must go on, […]


XDP Acceleration over Mellanox’s ConnectX NICs

XDP (eXpress Data Path) is a programmable Data path in the Linux Kernel network stack. It provides a framework to BPF and can enable high performance packet processing at run-time. XDP works in concert with Linux Network stack, it is not a kernel bypass. Since XDP runs in the Kernel network driver, it can read […]


Choosing the Right Speed for Your Leaf-Spine Data center Network

We generally assume that faster network interconnects maximize endpoint performance. In this blog, I will examine key factors and considerations when choosing the right speed for your leaf-spine data center networks. To establish a common ground and terminology, I’ve listed below the 5 building blocks that comprise a standard leaf-spine networking infrastructure. Let’s start by […]


Welcome to the DPU-Enabled Data Revolution Era

According to Yuval Noah Harari, one of the most famous historians living today, mankind has faced 4 major revolutions: The Cognitive Revolution, which occurred in 70,000 BCE, defined the birth of language and the ability to communicate; it also brought homo sapiens to the front stage by overcoming the Neanderthals. The Agricultural Revolution occurred in 10,000 BCE and defined […]


Data Distancing – Mellanox Announces 100G ER QSFP28 Transceiver for 40 km

One thing you “would have seen at OFC2020” from the Mellanox LinkX cables and transceivers team is our new 40km 100G ER/4WDM-40 transceiver announcement for “Extended Reaches!” The Mellanox LinkX cables and transceivers team continues to add to our full 25G/100G DAC, AOC and transceiver portfolio for 25G-based networks and now supports links from 1/2 […]


How Did SDN Change from Incumbent-Free to Incumbent-Lock-In?

About 10 years ago, a few smart folks invented “Software Defined Networking” or SDN for short.  SDN promised to “separate the data plane from the control plane”, but another objective was to break free from vendor lock-in. They wanted SDN to enable a network where one can design the network, manage it and monitor it […]


OVS over ASAP²… OMG! AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors and Mellanox SmartNICs Deliver Epic 5G Performance

“AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors and Mellanox ConnectX Accelerate 5G Wireless Performance”

Over the last five years, compute and storage technology has achieved substantial performance increases, while at the same time being hampered by PCI Express Gen3 bandwidth limitations (PCIe Gen3). AMD is the first X86  processor company to release support for the PCIe fourth generation bus (PCIe Gen4) with the AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor. This […]


Betting Big in Belfast

Queens University

Today, with the acquisition of Titan IC, we have embarked on a big and ongoing technology investment in Northern Ireland and I wanted to talk about why we’ve made such a big commitment in an area of technology that many aren’t familiar with, but we think will be incredibly important. Titan IC, based in Belfast, […]


Hybrid Cloud Security on Your Terms

This article was created and published in partnership with Sharon Besser, VP, Business Development at Guardicore. The face of the enterprise data center has evolved in recent years. Business-critical applications, data confidentiality and the advent of digital products and services are among the driving forces behind today’s emerging data-center architectures. The disruptive and innovative datacenter […]