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01 Jul 2014 First 100Gb/s EDR IB Switch From Mellanox [37283]
Storage Newsletter, July 1st, 2014

"Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced Switch-IB, the next generation of its IB switch IC optimized for HPC, Web 2.0, database and cloud data centers, and the first switch IC capable of 100Gb/s per port speeds.

Switch-IB is the fastest switch with 36-ports of 100Gb/s to provide 7.2Tb/s of switching capacity - 250% higher than the nearest alternative - with 130ns of latency and power consumption. Switch-IB is also the first to introduce router capabilities that enable isolation and scalability to meet needs of hundreds-of-thousand node clusters and beyond..."
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12 Feb 2014 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [34873]
Release 3 Quarterly Update 1

Michele Casey writes, "We are pleased to announce the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 1 (UEK R3U1) for Oracle Linux 6. This is the first quarterly update release for UEK R3 (Version 3.8.13-26) and includes driver updates as well as a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.

Some notable highlights include:

  • Xen improvements to the block and network frontend and backend architecture
  • Support for the crashkernel=auto kernel parameter to simplify Kdump configuration
  • New feature for enabling static probes in kernel modules with DTrace
  • Device driver updates (e.g. storage devices, network cards) from key partners, such as: Broadcom, Cisco, Emulex, HP, Intel, LSI, Mellanox, Qlogic

For more details, please review the release notes.

The source code is available on our public git repository....
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07 Feb 2014 Open Networking Moving Ahead 'Very Quickly' [34839]
Data Center Knowledge, February 7th, 2014

"If software is going to eat the world, it must first nibble on networking. And the networking community seems to have a large appetite for change.

That was the message last week at the annual summit of the Open Compute Project (OCP), which has taken a leading role in developing an open approach to networking. It's one of several efforts to bring about a future in which commodity networking hardware will be easily managed by software, all of which will be open.

Last year the OCP said it would begin building network switches. Within six months, Broadcom, Intel and Mellanox each submitted specifications for a top-of-rack switch..."
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31 Jan 2014 Mellanox Releases 40 Gigabit Card for Open Compute [34736]
Data Center Knowledge, January 31st, 2014

"Level 3 launches a cloud service for transferring large files, Mellanox contributes a 40gigabit network card based on Open Compute designs, and A10 Networks announces aCloud Service Architecture for multi-tenant cloud data centers.

Mellanox releases 40 Gigabit network card based on Open Compute designs. Mellanox (MLNX) announced it is offering its 40GbE network interface card as a proposed contribution to the Open Compute Project. he new 40GbE NIC is based on Mellanox's energy-efficient, high-performance ConnectX-3 Pro ICs, and is designed to meet OCP specifications..."
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28 Oct 2010 Oracle and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. [23634]
Strategic Investment in InfiniBand

Oracle has made a acquired 10.2% of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. , a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage systems

"Mellanox has had a long standing relationship with Sun, and now Oracle, that goes back over eight years," said Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman.

"InfiniBand is by far the fastest and most efficient switch fabric for running enterprise data centers," said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. "Mellanox has been instrumental in maintaining InfiniBand's immense competitive lead over Ethernet. We are a big supporter of the company and this investment based upon our belief in the InfiniBand technology and in the Mellanox management team."

Oracle has stated that Mellanox is expected to continue to work with all technology vendors and they will make Solaris a core supported operating system platform.
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