New ASIC push Mellanox to 100Gb Ethernet

3 September, 2015

Mellanox Begins Shipping Spectrum, Industry’s First Open Ethernet 25/50/100 Gigabit Switch, to Cloud, Web 2.0 and Enterprise Data Center Customers

Mellanox Begins Shipping Spectrum, an Open Ethernet 25/50/100 Gigabit Switch, to Cloud, Web 2.0 and Enterprise Data Centers

Spectrum. One chip many systems
Spectrum. One chip many systems

Once again, Mellanox Technologies shows that the heart of its strategy is based on proprietary powerful self-designed chip, that run a full spectrum of communication systems. No wonder its last chip is called “Spectrum.” Yesterday, the supplier of interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems from Yokneam, Israel, announced that it is now shipping Spectrum, the industry’s first 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Open Ethernet-based switch.

The shipment of Spectrum, combined with Mellanox’s ConnectX®-4 NICs, and LinkX™ fiber and copper cables, makes Mellanox the first to deliver comprehensive 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers. Spectrum is designed to overcome current data center infrastructure challenges by providing a flexible and scalable solution that allows businesses to deploy the hardware-software combinations best suited to meet their unique needs.

The Open Ethernet architecture, on which Spectrum is based, provides Mellanox customers with the freedom to innovate and optimize their data center for their applications. Spectrum supports network speeds of 1/10/ 25/ 40/ 50 and 100Gb/s per port with extremely low latency, low jitter and high message rate.

“We are excited to be the first to provide 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet switch solutions that data center customers need in order to maintain their competitive edge while reducing their capital and operational expenses,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies.

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