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Mellanox Boards the ARM Platform for HP’s Moonshot

MellanoxToday Mellanox announced that the company’s ConnectX-3 Pro 10Gb/s Ethernet adapters with RoCE have been integrated onto the motherboard (LoM) in the new HP ProLiant m400 server cartridge. The HP Moonshot System combines an advanced 64-bit ARM CPU with high performance Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 10Gb/s Ethernet adapters to deliver balanced compute, memory and I/O resources in a dense and efficient form factor.

Data center operators need to enhance and rapidly scale value-added web-based services to their customers without sacrificing the user experience,” said Gerald Kleyn, director, Platform Engineering, HP. “The HP ProLiant m400 server cartridge with the onboard Mellanox 10GbE adapter is designed to enhance the performance and efficiency of web caching, giving data center operators the ability to generate greater levels of service from a smaller datacenter footprint while driving down operational costs.”

Mellanox 10/40GbE adapters deliver the highest performance and most efficient Ethernet solution available, as well as industry-leading end-to-end latency. Furthermore, ConnectX-3 Pro-based adapters support RDMA over Converged Ethernetv2 (RoCEv2). This advanced Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) technology offloads the data transport to free up the CPU to perform data intensive web, cloud and data analytics applications.

The HP ProLiant m400 server, taking advantage of the advanced message acceleration capabilities of the ConnectX-3 Pro 10Gb/s Ethernet adapter, is ideal for scale-out workloads such as Memcached and distributed web servers, and is optimized for application infrastructure including Canonical Ubuntu LAMP stack, Java, PHP, Perl, and Python.

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