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NIH Selects Mellanox InfiniBand to Accelerate Biowulf Cluster 

HERNDON, Va. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Dec. 5 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that NIH, the U.S. National Institute of Health’s Center for Information Technology, has selected Mellanox 100G EDR InfiniBand solutions to accelerate its ‘Biowulf’ data center, the largest data center at NIH. The project is a result of a collaborative effort between Mellanox, CSRA, Inc. (NYSE: CSRA), DataDirect Networks (DDN), and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE).

The Biowulf cluster is NIH’s core HPC facility, with more than 55,000 cores. More than 600 users from 24 NIH institutes and centers will leverage the new supercomputer to enhance their computationally intensive research.

“The Biowulf cluster, utilizing Mellanox’s 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions, supports a wide range of computational applications for genomics, molecular and structural biology, mathematical, graphical and image analysis, so that researchers at NIH can expedite their mission-critical projects,” said Dale D’Alessio, CEO Mellanox Federal Systems. “Mellanox Federal Systems is proud to be a member of the team implementing this system as we all work together to advance the speed at which NIH can execute scientific research.”

Mellanox Federal Systems is providing both the core InfiniBand switching and InfiniBand-to-Ethernet gateways, allowing for seamless integration with legacy computing resources.

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, 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, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at

Source: Mellanox Technologies

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