InfiniBand Now Connecting 224 Systems on the TOP500, Nearly 20% More Than Ethernet

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Mellanox was on a roll last week at SC12 with the announcement that InfiniBand has become the leading interconnect on the TOP500 with 224 clusters. From June 2012 to November 2012, the number of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand systems increased by nearly 2.3X, including the top two ranked InfiniBand systems on the list, showing the increasing demand for higher performance, scalability and efficiency.

We are proud to have the most efficient cloud be interconnected with InfiniBand and expect to see more cloud infrastructures adopt InfiniBand as their compute and storage interconnect,” said Eyal Waldman, president, chairman and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “We’re seeing the cost per cloud or hosted services per transaction/user reduced when using RDMA technology, on either InfiniBand or Ethernet with our Virtual Protocol Interconnect® technology, due to its efficiency and utilization improvements.”

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