Results matching 'LinkX'

  • Mellanox LinkX at OFC19 – 100 and 200/400G Cables and Transceivers
    The Optical Fiber Conference was in San Diego Mar 4-7th with 16,000+ attendees and 700 booths. OFC is LinkX’s biggest show of the year as it focuses on future products and was all about 200G/400G using with 50G PAM4 modulation. The Mellanox LinkX team showed an incredible 6 live demonstrations! 400G DR4 – 500m single-mode transceiver […]
  • Mellanox 200G Cables and Transceivers, LinkX, Debuts at OCP
    The First Showing of 200G End-to-End Interconnects Mellanox showed the LinkX 200G Cables and Transceivers Display at Open Compute Project in March in San Jose, CA.  LinkX is always a crowd pleaser and constant source of people taking pictures – especially the 100G and 200G cables and transceivers that were on display.  OCP was the […]
  • See Mellanox LinkX™ on Display at 2 of the 3 Biggest Interconnect Shows of the Year
    ECOC 2018 conference September 24-26, Rome, Italy, booth 432. CIOE 2018 China International Optoelectronic Exposition, Shenzhen, China, September 5-8 booth 1A22-1 Mellanox will showcase the complete LinkX™ product line of 100G, 200G and 400G cables and transceivers products.  We will be showcasing live demos of our 200G SR4 QSFP56 PAM4 transceiver and DAC cables and […]
  • Download Free LinkX Ebook on DAC, AOCs and Transceivers for High-Speed Data Centers
    What’s New? Mellanox has introduced a new ebook that describes the latest developments in Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and both multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers for use in modern high-speed data centers. With 33 pages of descriptive text and diagrams, this ebook is a must-read for anyone involved in high-speed […]
  • Mellanox LinkX™ Cables Connect the Scientific & Engineering Community
    As many know, the circumference of the earth is 40,075 km. Doing the math, we start with the fact that Mellanox has shipped over 2 million copper DAC cables to-date. As the length of wire in 2 million cables is 144,000 km, that is essentially enough to circle the earth at the equator 3.5 times […]
  • Mellanox Launches 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand AOC and DAC LinkX® Cables
    Just when you started to get familiar with 100Gb/s EDR–along comes 200Gb/s HDR doubling the bandwidth Quick Summary Last week at the HPC supercomputer conference SC’16 in Salt Lake City Utah, Mellanox announced its 40-port, 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand line of Quantum-based switches and dual-port ConnectX®-6 host bus adapters. To link them all together, we also […]
  • 16 Ways LinkX DAC Cables are “Breaking Out” All Over Servers and Storage
    Part I of Three Part Blog Series on Cables & Transceivers CAT-5e cabling and 1GBASE-T have dominated the data center interconnect scene for 15 plus years. However, the transition to 10G Ethernet proved to be a significant hindrance in both power consumption and cost. That’s when Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling, aka Twinax, snuck in […]
  • Mellanox LinkX Interconnects at ECOC – Europe’s Biggest Optical Networking Conference
    Mellanox Demonstrates Silicon Photonics PSM4 1550nm with Industry 1310nm Transceivers Interoperating over 2 Km Single-mode fiber September was a big month for LinkX cables and transceivers interconnect displays at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Dusseldorf, Germany.  EOCO had more than 5,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems and […]
  • Introducing The New LinkX Mini-Website!
    Mellanox’s LinkX® team  has completely remodeled the cables, transceivers and IC Interconnect portion of the Mellanox website. We’ve simplified 175 different individual product Sku’s into an easy-to-read and quick-to-find selection guide – complete with updated pictures and other content.  It is much simpler and easier to navigate and only 3-4 clicks, start to finish, and […]
  • Mellanox Demonstrates New 400G DR4 and 200G SR4 Optical Transceivers with High Data Reliability at ECOC’19
    Mellanox is demonstrating new LinkX products as well as showcasing the full line of 100/200/400G cables and optical transceivers at the European Convention for Optical Communications (ECOC) Sept 21st in Dublin, Ireland. Here’s a look at what to expect at our booth: An active DACs, QSA56 port adapters and 400G DR4 transceivers announcement: Active DAC […]
  • Higher Quality Video Requires Ethernet Video Fabric
    The adoption of 4K and soon 8K video formats and the transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based broadcasting drive the need for efficient, higher performance networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. This is why you should consider using Mellanox’s Ethernet Video Fabric with emerging Ethernet speeds of 25, […]
  • True Record Setting Hyperconverged Performance
    We’re living at a fascinating point in time for data center development. Modern data centers continue to evolve from physical to virtual, cloud infrastructure expand from public, private and into hybrid deployments and we are witnessing a shift from spinning storage media to an age of Flash. Moreover, new types of compute platforms allowing for […]
  • Keeping it Fast and Cool with Liquid Cooling
    We live in a time where everything is expected to be done quickly; we praise the fastest race cars, the fastest airplanes, the fastest swimmer, fastest sprinter… the list goes on and on. There are countless movies, TV shows and advertisements that try to tap into the human obsession with speed. This same obsession is […]
  • Mellanox Introduces 200G InfiniBand H-Cable Active Optical Cables Cross-Connect Splitter
    The Mellanox LinkX Interconnects group introduced a new type of Active Optical Cable (AOC) for 200G HDR (High Data Rate) InfiniBand systems called the “H-Cable”. Named because of its shape that enables cross connecting up to four InfiniBand switches (or ports) together using – a single cable! These unique active optical cables enable saving considerable […]
  • Mellanox Supports the Open Eye MSA With Long History of Designing Analog Optical Transceiver Electronics
    June 2, 2019  Brad Smith, Director of Marketing, LinkX Cables and Transceivers Summary Early first-generation 50G PAM4 lasers and ICs had some “issues” causing engineers to resort to using powerful DSPs to clean up the signals in the receiver. Next generation 50G PAM4 lasers and ICs have improved significantly raising the question, “Do we still […]
  • OpenBMC Automates Cloud Operations
    By Elad Wind and Yuval Itkin There’s a saying in the IT industry that when you go Cloud, everything must scale to maximum levels. Server design, power consumption, network architecture, compute density, component costs, heat dissipation and all their related aspects must be designed for efficiency when one administrator might oversee thousands of servers in […]
  • Mellanox Ethernet Video Fabric at NAB 2019
    The adoption of 4K and soon 8K video formats and the transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based broadcasting drive the need for efficient, higher performance networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. This is why you should consider using Mellanox’s Ethernet Video Fabrics with the emerging Ethernet speeds of […]
  • How to use IP-based Solutions for Media and Entertainment To Bring Your Business to The Next Level
    Live broadcasting, content distribution and post production businesses that use past proprietary solutions of Serial Digital Interfaces (SDI) are faced with several challenges: expensive solutions, the fast pace of transitions and processes of rapid set up and tear down required when switching projects and changing to file-based workflows. All this has left media, broadcast and […]
  • HPE and Mellanox Offer Cloud-Ready OpenNFV Solutions with Record DPDK Performance
    HPE and Mellanox recently published a Solution Brief highlighting their cloud-ready OpenNFV (Network Functions Virtualization) solution which demonstrates record DPDK performance and OVS acceleration using Mellanox ASAP2 (Accelerated Switching and Packet Processing). The results were based on HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers and Mellanox ConnectX-5 Adapters and Spectrum Switches. This joint-solution results in the highest performance […]
  • Ixia, a Keysight Business, & Mellanox Demonstrate Live Traffic 200G Transceivers & 400G DAC Cables
    Ixia, a Keysight Business, and Mellanox demonstrated together new high-speed products 400G DAC Cables and the AresONE Ethernet at the European Convention for Optical Communication (ECOC) in Rome last month. Mellanox Demonstrates 400G DAC Cables at ECOC We demonstrated our new 200Gb/s SR4 multi-mode Ethernet transceiver (orange cable in the photo above) which is also […]
  • Mellanox Wins CIOE Trade Show Technology Innovation Award for 200Gb/s Cables and Transceivers 
    Mellanox won the Technology Innovation Award at the CIOE 2018 China International Optoelectronic Exposition, in Shenzhen, China last week for our innovations in high-speed interconnect product technologies and achievements of beginning shipments of next-generation 200Gb/s Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand optical transceivers, active optical cables (AOCs) and direct attach copper cables (DAC). While many companies are out […]
  • Ethernet Video Fabric Accelerates 4K and 8K Video, Replacing SDI
    The adoption of 4K video and soon 8K video formats and the transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to IP-based broadcasting drive the need for efficient, higher performance networking technologies that can stream more bits per second in real-time. This is why you should consider using Mellanox’s Ethernet Video Fabrics with the emerging Ethernet speeds […]
  • New Low-Loss DAC Cables Enables Reduced FEC and Low Switch Latency for Server Links
    Offering improved shielding, it significantly reduces the 25G signal losses in the cable. This delivers several key benefits: Swapping the Forward Error Correction (FEC) RS-FEC algorithm in the switch to a low-latency FireCode (BASE-R) FEC saving approximately 30% latency or manually turning off FEC entirely saving upward of 100- 120ns latency in each direction. Use […]
  • Double Your Network File System (NFS) Performance with RDMA-Enabled Networking
    Network File System (NFS) is a ubiquitous component of most modern clusters. It was originally designed as a work-group filesystem, making a central file store available to and shared among a number of client servers. Later, as NFS became more popular, mission-critical applications were running over NFS and high-speed access to storage became paramount, higher […]
  • E8 Storage uses Mellanox’s Ethernet Storage Fabric in Record Breaking Benchmark!
    The following is a guest blog by E8 Storage. There’s nothing like an established, peer reviewed benchmark such as SPEC SFS®2014 to prove what you’ve been saying all along: E8 Storage delivers high performance and low latency at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions. This means that data-intensive applications can rely on E8 […]
  • Mellanox Announces Linking over One Million 100Gb/s Ports!
    Mellanox, a leading supplier of optical transceivers and high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its volume shipments of LinkX-brand of optical transceivers, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs), have surpassed the one million 100Gb/s QSFP28 ports milestone linking switches and network adapter together. […]
  • First Showing of Mellanox 400G SR8 OSFP Transceiver
    In the Mellanox booth, we showed a static demo of our new 400G SR8 transceiver. 400G OSFP SR8 Multi-Mode Transceiver Using two 200G SR4s integrated onto a single PCB and optical connector, Mellanox showed a 400G SR8 transceiver in the large OSFP form-factor – Octal Small Form-factor Plug. This design uses the 16-fiber, MPO-16 optical […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Live Demo of 200G SR4 Extremely low BER
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) was in San Diego, CA March 13-to-15 with 15,000 attendees. In the Mellanox booth, we showed a live demonstration of our new 200G SR4 QSFP56 VCSEL-based transceiver and associated AOCs and splitters. This is a photo of our booth demo […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Mellanox Live Demo 3-meter 200G & 400G DAC Cables
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference, was in San Diego, CA March 13 to 15 with attendance of about 15,000 people. In the Mellanox booth, we showed live demonstrations of our 200G and 400G Direct Attached Copper (DAC) interconnect product line. In this section of the booth […]
  • Mellanox @ OFC 2018: Mellanox Live & Static Demos 100G, 200G, 400G DAC and AOC Cables and Transceivers
    The data center’s biggest industry conference centered around high-speed interconnects, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), was in San Diego, CA March 13-to-15 with 15,000 attendees. In the Mellanox booth, we showed our full line of 25G NRZ-based 25/50/100G DAC and AOC cables including multi-mode and single-mode optical transceivers both in a static display and operating […]
  • Migrate to 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet — Get the Best Datacenter Return on Investment
    Gartner in a recent report says, “In the Data Center, Just Say ’No‘ to Chassis-Based Switches and 10G/40G Switches to Save 70%”. At Mellanox, we have built the industry’s leading 25/100G Ethernet network adapters, cables, transceivers and fixed form-factor datacenter switches. With over 65% market share, Mellanox is the market leader in the 25G+ high-speed […]
  • Watch Efficient Cloud Solutions for MEC and Virtual Machine Network Optimization at MWC 2018!
    Organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, the event kicked off this morning and runs from February 26th through March 1st. Mellanox, along with our partners and open source communities,will be demonstrating cool new technologies for mobile edge computing (MEC) and virtual machine network optimization that empower mobile carriers and […]
  • Take a Front Row Seat at the 2018 Olympics – Ethernet Networking Provides an Immersive Viewing Experience
    It will be the smallest city to host the Winter Olympics since 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. However, South Korea has big hopes and even bigger technology to ensure the 23rd Winter Olympic Games will offer a viewing experience as never before. The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will feature 102 events in 15 sports. From Thursday, February 8th to […]
  • 4K and HDR Merge Tinsel town with IP Infrastructure
    Market researchers tagged the 4K TV global market with 20% CAGR from 2017 to 2015. More and more customers are purchasing bigger screen TVs for finer detailed image, sharper and deeper color, and higher fidelity sound, aided by the availability of ultra high-definition media content and more affordability of 4K TVs; at the same time, […]
  • When you need to lead – Mellanox Ethernet Solution helps you maximize your data center performance
    Every year a flurry of new world records in various fields are set or broken. It appears that 2018 will be no exception to this trend. The New Year has hardly begun, yet records have already been shattered, starting with the coldest January in the Midwest reaching a record-breaking minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit (- 50 […]
  • Going With the Flow: How Fluid Mechanics Advance Biomedical Research
    Fluid Mechanics represents one of the most exacting and computationally challenging areas of biomedical research and medical diagnostics today. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics are at the forefront of research efforts to understand how fluids behave and flow at small scales. This is critical to medical advancements in that significant fluid dynamics occur throughout the human body […]
  • Introducing the DynamiX QSA™ Family of Port Adapters
    The DynamiX QSATM family of port adapters is the answer to many Data Center professional’s prayers because it resolves the systems linking issues between different line rates and different form-factors used in switches and network adapters such as SFP and QSFP. In addition, it is inexpensive and a life saver in many system upgrade applications. […]
  • Mellanox Showcases 100G CPRI Transceiver, Optical Engines and Silicon Photonics Wafers at ECOC and CIOE
    With networks and data centers all going wireless and into the clouds, Mellanox is announcing the volume production of a new 96G/100Gb/s SR4 multi-mode 4-channel transceiver with one of the top worldwide wireless infrastructure suppliers. The solution features an extended temperature range for supporting outside plant optical front haul links in the Fifth Generation of […]
  • Mellanox Announces 100G CPRI Transceiver and Accelink PSM4 Optical Engine Partnership
    On display at Two Big Tradeshows CIOE & ECOC Mellanox is showcasing its LinkX cables and transceivers, with ConnectX adapters and Ethernet and InfiniBand switches at the September CIOE and ECOC trade shows.  ECOC and CIOE are the two biggest interconnect events of the year besides the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in March. CIOE: China […]
  • Why So Many Types of High-speed Interconnects?
    Rationale behind the myriad of different interconnect technologies and products Creating high-speed interconnect links between servers and storage, switches and routers involves many different types of technologies in order to minimize the cost involved. With large data centers buying tens of thousands of devices, costs add up quickly. A 3-meter long DAC cable is priced […]
  • SFP-DD – Next Generation SFP Module to Support 100G
    New transceiver MSA form-factor enables doubling the SFP bandwidth and supporting fast line rates while maintaining SFP backwards compatibility. Recently, a group of industry suppliers gathered to form a new transceiver module form-factor or Multi-Source Agreement (MSA). The agreement aims to foster the development of the next generation of SFP form-factor used in DAC and […]
  • How Microsoft Enhanced the Azure Cloud Efficiency
    There is no doubt that over the past couple of years, in a relatively short period of time, Microsoft became the worldwide leader Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud provider. Recent data shows that Microsoft continues to grow and in addition to the existing 30 locations, four new locations are coming soon.     There is also no […]
  • Mellanox: First to Fast at Dell EMC World 2017 – Pick your Dell Server, We’ve got your Networking Needs Covered
    Mellanox will be showcasing Dell sever solutions at Dell/EMC World, May 8-11, at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV. We will be at booth #1549 and invite you to drop by and see for yourself demo of our data center networking solutions that will include: Spectrum 100GbE switch, ConnectX-5, ConnectX-4, ConnectX-4 Lx and Dell […]
  • Mellanox’s RoCE Networking Enables Micron’s SolidScale™ NVMeoF-based SAN Platform to Achieve a Breakthrough in Data Center Efficiency
    With the tremendous growth of data, the leading worldwide enterprises already realize that analyzing/understanding large amount of data, in real-time, is a key differentiator, that they must have. Micron’s SolidScale, which was launched on March 3rd 2017, is first NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMeoF) based SAN scale-out system, and it enables enterprises to achieve their goal of becoming […]
  • Enabling Higher Azure Stack Efficiency – Networking Matters
    A couple of weeks ago, Mellanox’s ConnectX®-3/ConnectX-3 Pro and ConnectX-4/ConnectX-4 Lx NICs became the first to pass Microsoft Server Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Premium certification for Microsoft Windows at all Ethernet standard speeds, means, 10, 25, 40, 50 & 100 GbE. This was the latest significant milestone and crucial in the journey that Microsoft […]
  • OFC Showcasing Mellanox Connectivity 
    Mellanox will be exhibiting at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), March 21-23, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, booth no. 3715. At the show, we will be showcasing live demonstrations of our 100Gb/s end-to-end switching, network adapter and copper and optical cables and transceivers solutions. We will also be demonstrating interoperability of […]
  • QSA Adapters Get Even Better at 25Gb/s
    QSA solves problems linking different port sizes and speeds equipment together Problems: You have a 4-channel QSFP port on a switch or network adapter but you’ve got a single-channel subsystem that uses SFP and you want to connect older equipment, storage or a 10G device. Or you have a new shiny 25Gb/s-based Spectrum switch or […]
  • Mellanox at World Hosting Days (WHD) .Fast
    WHD.Global, also known as World Hosting Days, is coming. This fantastic event will take place at March 25-31 in Rust Germany. This great festival presents a unique opportunity to meet the technology leaders of today and learn about the innovations of tomorrow that will shape the way we build and maintain our cloud services. Mellanox […]
  • 100G PSM4: The Most Configurable & Lowest-Cost Single-Mode Transceiver Available
    Single-mode transceivers now priced for high-volume data center use Parallel Single Mode 4-channel (PSM4) is a type of single-mode transceiver that uses a parallel fiber design for reaches from up to 2 km and for reaches beyond the limits of 100-meter Short Reach 4-channel (SR4) multi-mode transceivers. PSM4s will be the transceiver that enables single-mode […]
  • DesignCon Trade Show – Connecting All the Signaling Dots
    Stop by Booth #120 to see Mellanox 25G and 100Gb/s DAC, AOCs, SR4, PSM4 Cables and Transceivers DesignCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center, to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2, is the “chippie geek” trade show of the year and you better know how to speak PAM4 fluently this year if you attend. Electronic signaling […]
  • Mellanox 2016: The Year In Review, Part II
    ‘Fantastical’ Networking Achievements and Where To Find Them Part II In Part I of this look back on 2016, we covered the amazing accomplishments in Enterprise Data Centers, LinkX®, SoC, Cloud and more. Now, in Part II, we will delve into the many accomplishments in HPC, AI, and InfiniBand. 2016 was the year that Mellanox […]
  • Mellanox 2016: The Year In Review
    ‘Fantastical’ Networking Achievements and Where To Find Them Part I Oh, what a year it was for Mellanox. One might even say magical. From HPC accelerating the world’s fastest computer, to breaking down technology barriers of hyperconverged systems and in Artificial Intelligence, Mellanox was at the forefront of many of the world’s most profound technical […]
  • Short Reach Optics in Modern Data Centers
    Spanning Across the Data Center or Breakouts Within the Rack Short Reach (SR) multi-mode optics are the lowest priced optical interconnects available today that use optical connectors to separate the transceiver from the optical fibers. Although both support 100m reach, AOCs are much less expensive that SR optics but the former functions as a complete […]
  • AOCs – Active Optical Cables Why are 2 transceivers and fibers priced less than one connectorized transceiver?
    This blog is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Mellanox’s high-speed interconnect products. My first blog covered Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables which are the least expensive way to create a high-speed 25G/50G/100Gb/s interconnect, but have a maximum reach of about 3-5 meters. Active Optical Cables (AOCs) pick it up from there and can reach up to 100-200 meters and are the least expensive, optical links available. Widely used in HPCs and more recently became popular in hyperscale. enterprise and storage systems.
  • SNIA Webcast on Ethernet Storage Interconnects- Join Us Dec 1, 10AM PST
    2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage So far we have over 600 registered – Don’t miss out! SNIA (Storage Network Industry Association) Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) with participation from Dell, Intel, Mellanox, and Microsoft will present on what’s happening for 2017 on high-speed interconnects.  Mega-trends driving the industry: What’s out there today and what’s on […]
  • Mellanox Takes Supercomputing16 by Storm
    Although activities have been going on for a few days now, Supercomputing 16 officially opened last night in chilly Salt Lake City, Utah with Mellanox Technologies leading the charge. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the week starting with today’s milestones and several key announcements. Today’s highlights include: Big news from the TOP500 Supercomputers list […]
  • Tencent Galvanizes OpenPower with Mellanox 100GbE Network, Breaking World Records!
    I was fascinated last week while reading an article on Bloomberg, which showed how Big Data has essentially transformed Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces in China into the third-fastest growing province in the country now boasting a rapid development pace of 10.5 percent. Historically, China has been the economic powerhouse of manufacturing and labor. […]
  • Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Teams with Mellanox and IBM to Smash Big Data Analytics Record
    Tencent Inc., Mellanox Technologies and IBM today announced new world record-breaking performance in select data analytics categories of the TeraSort Benchmark (sortbenchmark.org) using Mellanox 100GB Ethernet interconnect technology and OpenPOWER-based server technology. Long considered to be the gold standard for measuring scalability and efficiency of general purpose distributed computing systems – or, many small servers […]
  • Mellanox Supercharges Spark, Delivers Industry’s First 100TB Spark SQL Benchmark
    Growing up in the 90s, I spent considerable time watching exciting Formula 1 racing. For other kids, it was cartoons, but for me, the excitement of racing became my lifelong passion. It was not just the adrenaline rush from seeing stars such as Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello race to the checkered flag, but the […]
  • CIOE: Big Asia Conference; Massive Attendance
    Mellanox Debuts 25G AOCs and SR SFP28 Transceivers September hosted the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen, China and had over 60,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems.   Mellanox had a booth with a live demonstration rack in the configuration shown above showcasing 25G SR transceivers and 25G AOCs […]
  • HPE, Mellanox, Micron, and Microsoft Exceed One Terabit Per Second of Storage Throughput With Hyper-converged Solution
    In the “old days” of tech—meaning roughly 3-6 years ago, there were some hard and fast rules about getting really high throughput from your storage: The storage was always separate from the compute servers and you had to buy dedicated, specialized storage systems The storage network was most likely Fibre Channel SAN for block storage […]
  • No Wrinkles as Mellanox Powers NVMe over Fabrics Demos at Flash Memory Summit and IDF
    Mellanox just rounded out a two very busy weeks with back-to-back trade shows related to storage. We were at Flash Memory Summit August 9-11 in Santa Clara, followed by Intel Developer Forum (IDF) August 16-18 in San Francisco. A common theme was seeing Mellanox networking everywhere for demonstrating the performance of flash storage. The fun […]
  • WooHoo!! We’re Two!! Happy Birthday 25G Ethernet Consortium!
    Why 25G Ethernet is like a back-Flipping Wall-Climbing 2 Year Old! Happy Birthday! Today marks the 2nd birthday of the 25G Ethernet Consortium . It was July 1, 2014 that Microsoft, Google, Mellanox, Arista, and Broadcom first announced the formation of the consortium in order to define interoperable 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet solutions. There is a […]
  • Dell launches SwitchIB-2: One Step Closer to Exascale Computing
    Dell will be once again demonstrating its HPC leadership with the release of Mellanox SwitchIB-2 featuring Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)™ technology. Mellanox and Dell have a long history delivering HPC solutions and are partners in many of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world. These supercomputers utilize InfiniBand infrastructure from Mellanox and PowerEdge […]
  • The Race to 25G Ethernet – Seven Critical Issues that will Decide the Winner
    Often marketers treat new technology like a foot race, and for some it seems the ultimate goal is to be the first to announce a new product. But in reality the first to announce, just like the first out of the blocks, doesn’t actually determine the end of the story as this race video shows. […]
  • The New Mellanox/Cumulus SN2100: A Revolutionary Approach to Top-of-Rack Switching
    Does your Data Center / Cloud run racks with 40 or more servers? Then you are probably paying more than you should for your network, and you are probably consuming too much real estate and power. With Mellanox’s SN2100 Top of Rack (ToR) switch you can change all that. Web-scaled companies have created major shifts […]
  • Mellanox Named Leading Lights Outstanding Component Vendor Finalist
    When I heard that Mellanox was named an Outstanding Components Vendor finalist for Lightreading’s Leading Lights Award, I was thrilled and proud, but not surprised because I was confident that Mellanox deserved to be in the spotlight. Mellanox is uniquely positioned to help Communication Service Providers build their next generation infrastructure with our vision in […]
  • Round Um Up! OpenStack Austin 2016 Had Something For Everybody
    If you’re as lucky as us, you had the opportunity to attend OpenStack Summit 2016 in Austin, Texas this week. The event, which saw 7,500 attendees, is now at the crux of converging HPC, Scientific Computing, and the Cloud. We actually saw a number of market segments that OpenStack experienced the most significant traction on […]
  • Content at the Speed of Your Imagination
    In the past, one port of 10GbE was enough to support the bandwidth need of 4K DPX, three ports could drive 8K formats and four ports could drive 4K-Full EXR.  However, the recent evolution in the media and entertainment industry that has been presented this week at the NAB Show showcases the need for higher resolution.  […]
  • What Does Lego Have to Do with Ethernet Networking? The Enduring Appeal of LEGO to Open Composable Networks
    We live in an age when new trends of toys and gadgets rise and fade in a matter of years or even months, yet somehow LEGO®, the humble toy that is almost 80 years old, still maintains its charm among kids and adults alike. One of the keys to LEGO’s enduring appeal is that it […]
  • QCT’s Cloud Solution Center – Innovative Hyper Converged Solution at Work
    On Tuesday, October 6, QCT opened its Cloud Solution Center located within QCT’s new U.S. corporate headquarters in San Jose. The new facility is designed to test and demonstrate modern cloud datacenter solutions that have been jointly developed by QCT and it’s technology partners. Among the demonstrated solutions, there was an innovative VDI deployment that […]
  • Ethernet That Delivers: VMworld 2015
    Just one more week to go before VMworld 2015 begins at Moscone Center in San Francisco. VMworld is the go-to event where business and technical decision makers converge.  In recent years, this week-long conference has become the major virtualization technologies event, and this year is expected to be the biggest ever.   We are thrilled […]
  • Double Your Storage System Efficiency
    Enable Higher IOPS while Maximizing CPU Utilization As virtualization is now a standard technology in the modern data center, IT managers are  now seeking ways to increase efficiency by adopting new architectures and technologies that enable faster data processing and execute more jobs over the same infrastructure, thereby lowering the cost per job. Since CPUs […]
  • Turbo LAMP Stack for Today’s Demanding Application Workload
    With the rise of cloud computing and mobile technologies, today’s market demands applications that deliver information from mounds of data to a myriad of end user devices. This data must be personalized, localized, and curated for the user and sent back to these devices. Businesses must retrieve data from their own systems—typically ERP, SCM and […]
  • 15 Years Is Only The Beginning
    Mellanox held its annual sales conference from January 21-23 in San Francisco, with its largest turnout ever, about 250 people. This is in stark contrast to its first sales conference 15 years ago, which included only 6 of the company’s founders. After 15 years of development, the company has taped out seven generations of technology to […]
  • Real Solutions to the Challenges of the Post-Petascale Era
    Pushing the frontiers of science and technology will require extreme-scale computing with machines that are 500-to-1,000 times more capable than today’s supercomputers.  As researchers continuously refine their models, the demand for more parallel computation and advanced networking capabilities is paramount.   As a result of the ubiquitous data explosion and the ascendance of big data, […]