Category Archives: Adapters

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 […]

How the Space Race for Data Centers Helps Everyone

A lot of the household products that we take for granted and use every day were created as by-products of the space race. We take for granted well-known products that NASA claims as spin-offs include memory foam (originally named temper foam), freeze-dried food, firefighting equipment, emergency “space blankets“, Dustbusters, and cochlear implants to name just […]

Resilient RoCE Relaxes RDMA Requirements

RoCE — or RDMA over Converged Ethernet — has already proven to be the most popular choice for cloud deployments of Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). And it’s increasingly being used for fast flash storage access, such as with NVMe Over Fabrics. But some customers prefer not to configure their networks to be lossless using […]

The Next Frontiers for Low Latency Programmers

Low latency in the electronic trading world has long moved from being just a competitive advantage for the exotic few, to being a base line, minimal requirement for participation. A common misconception is that from a server I/O technology perspective, the industry has reached a saturation point, and further competitive advantages will mostly come from […]

Enter The Mellanox World Emoji Day Contest!

What once started out in Japan as weather symbols and street signs has grown into a cultural phenomenon – what we now refer to as emojis! Individually, they are packed full of emotion, and together, they can tell a story. Come Sunday, July 17, the world is celebrating these little symbols on World Emoji Day. […]

ISC 2016 Recap

Last week we participated at the International Supercomputing conference – ISC’16. In reality, the event started the weekend before, kicked off by the HP-CAST conference where Mellanox presented to the entire HP-CAST audience our newest smart interconnect solutions; solutions that enable the highest application performance and best cost-performance compute and storage infrastructures. At ISC’16 we […]

The Drive for 25: HPE Introduces New 25GbE NICs

At the Discover Conference earlier this month, HPE introduced exciting new 25G networking technology in their “Drive for 25” including dual-port 25GbE adapters, in both mezzanine and stand-up PCIe card form factors. These new adapters — based on the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx silicon — enable cloud and enterprise customers to improve network performance and efficiency […]

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. […]