July 16, 2014
Mellanox's solutions deployed by Applied Micro Circuits
By Rahul Arora
Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies, Ltd., a company that provides end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, recently announced that Applied Micro Circuits Corporation has deployed its end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions for its X-Gene ARM (News - Alert)-based platform. With the help of Mellanox solutions, the X-Gene provides an efficient ARM-based infrastructure for data centers, cloud providers and application developers.
Mellanox's full FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand end-to-end portfolio for data centers and high-performance computing systems includes switches and cables. Mellanox's SwitchX family of FDR InfiniBand switches and Unified Fabric Management software incorporate advanced tools that simplify networking management and installation, and provide the needed capabilities for the highest scalability and future growth.
"Mellanox enables the usage of data by enabling the fastest movement of information between CPUs and between CPUs and storage elements. Together with AppliedMicro (News - Alert), we now introduce the first 64-bit ARM platform for commercial usage," said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Server and storage platforms utilizing the X-Gene platform with Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions will ensure the highest performance and return-on-investment."
Mellanox recently announced Switch-IB, the next generation of its InfiniBand switch IC optimized for HPC, Web 2.0, database and cloud data centers, and the first-ever switch IC capable of 100Gb/s per port speeds. Switch-IB is the world's fastest switch with 36-ports of 100Gb/s to provide 7.2Tb/s of switching capacity - 250 percent higher than the nearest alternative - with industry-low 130ns of latency and power consumption. Switch-IB is also the first to introduce router capabilities that enable full isolation and scalability to meet tomorrow's needs of hundreds-of-thousand node clusters and beyond.
Switch-IB enables application managers to use the power of data. It integrates 144 SerDes which can operate at 1Gb/s to 25Gb/s speeds per lane and delivers 5.4 billion packets per second, making Switch-IB the best solution for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0, database and storage centers.
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