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Cavium Adds Support for Mellanox InfiniBand Adapters for ThunderX™ Processor Family

High-speed and ultra-low latency connectivity for High Performance Computing environments

Frankfurt, Germany, July 13, 2015
–Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of Data Center solutions today announced collaboration with Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions for extreme scale computing, data center server and storage systems to deliver InfiniBand connectivity for Cavium’s ThunderX processor family. 

Pushing the frontiers of science and technology requires extreme-scale computing.  Mellanox specializes in delivering high-bandwidth, high-performance interconnects for HPC, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services markets, increasing datacenter efficiency by providing high throughput and low latency.  Mellanox IB adapters include advanced acceleration technology enabling higher cluster efficiency and large scalability to tens-of-thousands of nodes. 

The ThunderX product family is designed for intensive scale-out workloads such as molecular dynamics, big data, and large-scale graph analytics, providing best-in-class ARMv8 performance with 48 custom cores, single and dual socket support, high memory bandwidth and capacity, and integrated hardware accelerators. Mellanox InfiniBand adapters provide very high bandwidth and ultra-low latency interconnect for ThunderX based servers utilized in high performance computing clusters.

“Mellanox and Cavium have similar goals:  Delivering best-in-class, scalable products that accelerate HPC and Hyperscale workloads and drive greater return on investment,” said Gilad Shainer, Vice President, Marketing, Mellanox Technologies.   “Cavium’s powerful and scalable ARM SOCs are a great match for our highly-scalable, low-latency InfiniBand solutions, and we look forward to delivering optimal performance for our HPC, cloud and big data customers.”  

“High performance compute clusters leveraging high performance scale out compute technologies based on ThunderX require a very high bandwidth and ultra-low latency cluster interconnects.” said Gopal Hegde, VP/GM, Data Center Processor Group, Cavium.  “We optimized our ThunderX ARMv8 processors to deliver best-in-class performance for HPC and Hyperscale workloads, with 48 cores, high memory bandwidth, and onboard accelerators.  This collaboration with Mellanox will enable an InfiniBand interconnect option to our customers for high performance and ultra-low latency interconnects for their HPC platforms based on ThunderX processors”.

About Cavium
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud and wired and wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, and China. For more information, please visit:http://www.cavium.com.

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Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

 

 

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