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MiTAC Selects Mellanox BlueField System-on-Chip to Accelerate Their NVMe Storage Platforms


BlueField Enables MiTAC's NVMe-over-Fabrics Platform to Optimize Storage
Performance at Lower Total Cost of Ownership

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 MiTAC Computing
Technology Corporation (MCT) has selected Mellanox BlueField™
system-on-chip (SoC) for their new generation MiTAC HillTop NVMe over
Fabrics (NVMe-oF) JBOF (Just A Bunch of Flash) storage platforms.
Accommodating up to 24 hot-swappable NVMe SSDs, MiTAC's JBOF platform
provides a storage capacity of up to 156TB in a high-density 2U rack
space. In addition, the integration of two BlueField SoCs enables
MiTAC's platform to support direct connectivity with up to four 100Gb/s
Ethernet and InfiniBand ports, making it a flexible and performant
storage platform, answering to the demanding needs of today's data

As the most integrated and efficient flash controller available on the
market today, the BlueField dual-port 100Gb/s Ethernet and InfiniBand
SoC combines the industry-leading ConnectX®-5 network
controller, with a powerful 16 core Arm A72 CPU, DDR4 memory subsystems,
and a PCIe switch with 32 PCIe Gen3/4 lanes. BlueField has demonstrated
record-setting NVMe-oF performance of 7.5 million IOPS, with zero CPU
utilization and under 3 microseconds of NVMe-oF latency.

"Faster, smaller, and more efficient storage is at the core of data
center needs today," said Simon Hwang, business vice president of
Enterprise Business Unit at MiTAC, "which is why we selected Mellanox
BlueField for our latest generation HillTop JBOF platform. BlueField
stands up to the promise of NVMe technology, offering the best possible
latency and IOPS for optimized storage performance. Customers planning
to deploy powerful NVMe-oF solutions will be able to leverage HillTop's
flexible flash storage platforms to meet their exact deployment needs."

"Enterprises need storage platforms capable of maximum I/O to deliver
extreme performance, density and scalability with power and cost
efficiency," said Eric Kuo, R&D vice president of Enterprise Business
Unit at MiTAC. "NVMe is fast becoming a market leading technology.
MiTAC's HillTop NVMe high density storage platform, powered by the
Mellanox BlueField SoC, turns this technology into a complete solution
for our data center customers, and the programmability of BlueField
allows HillTop to run storage software such as deduplication,
compression, thin provisioning, and encryption."

"We are excited to be at the core of MiTAC's new generation of all-flash
array platforms," said Yael Shenhav, vice president of products at
Mellanox Technologies. "The BlueField family of system-on-chip solutions
integrates a compelling feature set and hardware accelerations with all
the essential elements required to build efficient NVMe-oF JBOFs without
the need for a separate CPU, simplifying design and helping maximize
high-performance storage resource utilization. BlueField's NVMe-oF
advanced hardware acceleration offloads unleash performance with
near-zero CPU utilization, improving data center operators' total cost
of ownership (TCO)."

MiTAC HillTop NVMe Storage Platforms will be available later this year.

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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
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Note: Mellanox and ConnectX are registered trademarks, and BlueField
is a trademark of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners.

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