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Mellanox Sets New DPDK Performance Record With ConnectX-5


MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2017--Mellanox® Technologies,
Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end
interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems,
today announced that its ConnectX®-5 100Gb/s Ethernet Network
Interface Card (NIC) has achieved 126 million packets per second (Mpps)
of record-setting forwarding capabilities running the open source Data
Path Development Kit (DPDK). This breakthrough performance signifies the
maturity of high-volume server I/O to support large-scale, efficient
production deployments of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in both
Communication Service Provider (CSP) and cloud data centers. The DPDK
performance of 126 Mpps was achieved on HPE ProLiant 380 Gen9 servers
with Mellanox ConnectX-5 100Gb/s interface.

The I/O intensive nature of the Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs)
including virtual Firewall, virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), virtual
Session Border Controller (vSBC), Anti-DDoS and Deep Packet Inspection
(DPI) applications have posed significant challenges to build
cost-effective NFV Infrastructures that meet packet rate, latency,
jitter and security requirements. Leveraging its wealth of experience in
building high-performance server/storage I/O components and switching
systems for High Performance Computing (HPC), Hyperscale data centers,
and telecommunications operators, Mellanox has the industry's broadest
range of intelligent Ethernet NIC and switch solutions; spanning
interface speeds from 10, 25, 40, 50 to 100Gb/s. In addition, both the
Mellanox ConnectX series of NICs and the Spectrum series of Ethernet
switches feature best-of-class packet rates with 64-Byte traffic, low
and consistent latency, and enhanced security with hardware-based memory

In addition to designing cutting-edge hardware, Mellanox also actively
works with infrastructure software partners and open source consortiums
to drive system-level performance to new levels. Mellanox has
continually improved DPDK Poll Mode Driver (PMD) performance and
functionality through multiple generations of ConnectX-3 Pro,
ConnectX-4, ConnectX-4 Lx, and ConnectX-5 NICs.

"We have established Mellanox as the leading cloud networking vendor, by
working closely with 9 out of 10 of hyperscale customers who now
leverage our advanced offload and acceleration capabilities that boost
total infrastructure efficiency of their cloud, analytics, machine
learning deployments," said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing
at Mellanox Technologies. "We are extending the same benefits to our CSP
customers through a distinctive blend of enhanced packet processing and
virtualization and storage offload technologies, enabling them to deploy
Telco cloud and NFV with confidence."

"As CSPs deploy NFV in production, they demand reliable NFV
Infrastructure (NFVI) that delivers the quality of service their
subscribers demand. A critical aspect of this is making sure the NFVI
offers the data packet processing performance required to support the
service traffic," said Claus Pedersen, Director, Communication Service
Provider Platforms, Data Center Infrastructure Group, Hewlett Packard
Enterprise. "The HPE NFV Infrastructure lab has worked closely with
Mellanox to ensure that HPE ProLiant Servers with the Mellanox ConnectX
series of NICs will enable our CSP customers to achieve the scale,
reliability and efficiency they require of their NFV deployments."

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About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
InfiniBand and Ethernet smart 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
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Note: Mellanox and ConnectX are registered trademarks of Mellanox
Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective

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