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SHARCNET Selects Mellanox 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Systems and Adapters


Mellanox SwitchX-based SX1016 switch solution and ConnectX-3 adapters provide SHARCNET with world-leading Ethernet connectivity and performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and YOKNEAM, Israel, April 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET), a consortium of Canadian academic institutions focused on enabling world-class academic research, has selected Mellanox's SX1016 10GbE switch solution and ConnectX-3 10GbE adapters to enhance their Ethernet interconnect fabric from 1GbE to 10GbE. Mellanox's end-to-end 10GbE interconnect solutions were selected due to their performance advantages, port density, low power consumption, advance features and highest return-on-investment.

"Switching from 1GbE to 10GbE was an obvious decision for us in order to improve our user's experience by overcoming interconnect bottlenecks and poor application performance," said John Morton, technical manager at SHARCNET. "In selecting an Ethernet provider to partner with, we chose Mellanox and their Ethernet solutions, based on their SwitchX and ConnectX technology, due to their performance, reliability and density advantages."

"We are pleased to be selected by SHARCNET and to provide them with our 10GbE switch solution for their interconnect infrastructure," said Amir Prescher, vice president of business development at Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox's 10/40GbE adapters and switches deliver the most cost-effective Ethernet interconnect for data centers looking to maximize their application productivity and return on investment."

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About Compute Canada

Compute Canada is leading the creation of a powerful national HPC platform for research. This national platform integrates High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at seven partner consortia across the country to create a dynamic computational resource. Compute Canada integrates high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and academic research facilities around the country. These integrated resources represent close to a petaflop of computing capability and online and long term storage with rapid access and retrieval over Canada's national, provincial and territorial high-performance networks.  Working in collaboration, Compute Canada and the university-based regional HPC consortia provide for overall architecture and planning, software integration, operations and management, and coordination of user support for the national HPC platform. As a national organization, Compute Canada coordinates and promotes the use of HPC in Canadian research and works to ensure that Canadian researchers have the computational facilities and expert services necessary to advance scientific knowledge and innovation.

About SHARCNET

The Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET) is a world-class consortium of 17 Ontario colleges, universities and research institutes in a "cluster of clusters" of high performance computers linked by advanced fiber optics. Its unique infrastructure is designed to meet the computational needs of researchers in diverse research areas and to facilitate the development of leading-edge tools for high performance computing grids. For more information visit https://www.sharcnet.ca/my/front/.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX, TASE: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, 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 and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.

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Source: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.

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