NASA Ames Research Center Selects Mellanox InfiniBand New Scalable Supercomputer

Leveraging Mellanox In-Network Computing Technology to Achieve
Highest Level of Applications Performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading
supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, announced today that NASA Ames
Research Center has selected the Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions and
the new HPE SGI 8600 liquid cooled platform to expand their “Electra”
supercomputing cluster with next generation interconnect and processor
technology. This system expansion will leverage Mellanox In-Network
Computing technology that enables smart offloading, to achieve highest
level of applications performance and efficiency. The system will
utilize the HPE Enhanced Hypercube system topology which today is the
backbone of the NASA Ames, “Pleiades” supercomputer. The addition to the
Electra supercomputer will be installed in the second part of 2017, and
is expected to continue to scale in the future.

“We have been working with NASA for many years, to provide the key
interconnect solutions for NASA supercomputing platforms,” said Gilad
Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox technologies. “By
leveraging 100G EDR InfiniBand and the multiple In-Network Computing
engines, such as MPI offloads, RDMA and more, NASA will be able to
maximize their data center return on investment.”

“HPE is excited to have partnered with Mellanox to deploy NASA Ames’s
next generation HPC cluster based on HPE’s new SGI 8600 liquid cooled
platform with the Mellanox ConnectX®-5 interconnect,”
said Craig Yamasaki, director product management, High Performance
Computing and AI at HPE. “HPE has coupled its Hypercube topology with
the new ConnectX-5 interface to enable system expansion without the use
of external switches while delivering cost savings and performance

Mellanox’s intelligent and In-Network Computing capabilities
incorporated in ConnectX-5 InfiniBand adapters and Switch-IB2 InfiniBand
switches enable advance data processing and real time analytics, which
result in world-leading applications performance and scalability.
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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services
for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure.
Mellanox’s intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center
efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency,
delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance.
Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and
multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and
silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business
results for a wide range of markets including high performance
computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network
security, telecom and financial services. More information is available

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