Fujitsu blade server system employs Mellanox 40-Gbit/sec InfiniBand platform

May 26, 2009 -- Mellanox Technologies announced that its 40Gb/s InfiniBand ConnectX mezzanine adapter cards and InfiniScale IV-based switch blades are being deployed in Fujitsu Technology Solutions' new Primergy BX900 blade server systems.

May 26, 2009 -- Mellanox Technologies announced that its 40Gb/s InfiniBand ConnectX mezzanine adapter cards and InfiniScale IV-based switch blades are being deployed in Fujitsu Technology Solutions' new Primergy BX900 blade server systems.

"The BX900 is our leading compute-intensive blade server system that can include up to 18 quad-core processor blades in a high-density, energy efficient 10U package," says Aiichiro Inoue, president, next generation technical computing unit, at Fujitsu. "Mellanox's low-latency, high-bandwidth 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity on our blade system ensures that our customers can maximize the efficiency and productivity of the BX900's processing capabilities."

According to Fujitsu, the Mellanox ConnectX adapters used in the BX900 systems deliver high reliability and advanced networking capability, and are among the only InfiniBand solutions to deliver full transport offload with native RDMA support to maximize application performance. This offload capability allows Fujitsu's BX900 blade server systems to devote significantly more CPU cycles to application processing and deliver more performance compared to other technology alternatives. The Mellanox ConnectX adapters also offer low power consumption, helping the Fujitsu blade server systems serve as the foundation for greener computing environments.

"High-performance blade systems reduce space, cooling and power costs and form the building blocks for the emerging generation of virtualized data centers and cloud computing that can quickly respond to an organization's varied compute requirements," comments John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Combining the power of Fujitsu Primergy blades with Mellanox's industry-leading interconnect solutions ensures maximum capabilities in high-performance computing by optimizing performance, energy efficiency and ease of management."

According to Gartner*, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for blade server shipments from 2008 through 2013 is forecasted to be 20.8% and to reach more than 2.5 million units in 2013, representing the fastest-growing server form factor over the next five years.

*Gartner Research Note: "Dataquest Insight: Blade Servers Continue Steady Proliferation," Jeffrey Hewitt, October 28, 2008, ID Number: G00162493

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