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Mellanox 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to Accelerate a World-Leading Supercomputer at the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS)


The New 5000-Node, 24 PetaFLOPs Performance Supercomputer Will
Advance High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence
(AI) Research and Development in the Areas of Energy, Climate, Health
and More

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data
center servers and storage systems, today announced that its 200 Gigabit
HDR InfiniBand solutions were selected to accelerate a world-leading
supercomputer at the High-Performance Computer Center of the University
of Stuttgart (HLRS). The 5000-node supercomputer named "Hawk" will be
built in 2019 and provide 24 petaFLOPs of compute performance. By
utilizing the InfiniBand fast data throughput and the smart In-Network
Computing acceleration engines, HLRS users will be able to achieve the
highest HPC and AI application performance, scalability and efficiency.

The mission of the HLRS Hawk supercomputer is to advance engineering
development and research in the fields of energy, climate, health and
more, and if built today, the new system would be the world's fastest
supercomputer for industrial production.

"HLRS serves a large community of researchers and industrial product
developers across a variety of application domains," said Prof. Dr.
Michael M. Resch, Director of HLRS. "Our new HDR InfiniBand-accelerated
supercomputer will provide the performance levels needed to support new
scientific investigations and innovative product designs. We are excited
to collaborate with Mellanox on building a leading European and global
supercomputer and look forward to witnessing the discoveries enabled by
this cooperation."

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand provides leading performance, scalability,
and network robustness advantages. Among them, the Mellanox Scalable
Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)™ technology
enables the execution of data algorithms on the data as it is being
transferred within the network, providing the highest application
performance and scalability. The Mellanox SHIELD™ technology enables
self-healing interconnect capabilities to deliver highest network
robustness and reliability. The higher HDR InfiniBand switch port count
reduces total cost of ownership. These advantages, together with the
high data throughput and the extremely low latency, make InfiniBand the
preferred interconnect choice for both pre-Exascale and Exascale compute
and storage platforms.

"HDR InfiniBand delivers the best performance and scalability for HPC
and AI applications, providing our users with the capabilities to
enhance research, discoveries and product development," said Gilad
Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "We are
excited to work with HLRS on building the next generation of
supercomputers on the path to Exascale, a platform that will serve the
growing computing needs of their large community."

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About Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
Ethernet and InfiniBand 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
available at:

About the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart

The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) was established
in 1996 as the first German national high-performance computing (HPC)
center. As a research institution affiliated with the University of
Stuttgart and a founding member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing,
HLRS provides HPC services to academic users and industry. We operate
leading-edge HPC systems, provide training in HPC programming and
simulation, and conduct research to address key problems facing the
future of supercomputing. Among our areas of expertise are parallel
programming, numerical methods for HPC, visualization, grid and cloud
computing concepts, and data analytics. In addition, our program in the
Philosophy of Science and Technology of Computer Simulation investigates
how high-performance computing is changing science, technology
development, society, and politics. More information is available at:

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