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InfiniBand to Connect Worlds Top Arm-Based Supercomputer at Sandia National Laboratory

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 InfiniBand will
accelerate the world’s top Arm-based supercomputer to be deployed in
Sandia National Laboratory in the second half of 2018. The Astra
supercomputer will include nearly 2600 nodes, and will leverage
InfiniBand In-Network Computing acceleration engines to provide leading
applications performance and scalability. Astra is the first system in a
series of the Vanguard program of advanced architecture platforms,
supporting the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security
Administration (NNSA) missions.

“InfiniBand smart In-Network Computing acceleration engines will enable
the highest performance and productivity for Astra, the first large
scale Arm-based supercomputer,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of
marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “InfiniBand is the world-leading
interconnect technology that supports the full range of compute and
storage infrastructures, including X86, Power, Arm, GPUs, FPGAs and
more. We are happy to support the Department of Energy’s efforts to
explore new supercomputing platforms for their future needs.”

The need to analyze growing amounts of data, to support complex
simulations, to overcome performance bottlenecks and to create
intelligent data algorithms requires the ability to manage and carry out
computational operations on the data as it is being transferred by the
data center interconnect. Mellanox InfiniBand solutions incorporate the
In-Network Computing technology that performs data algorithms within the
network devices, delivering ten times higher performance and enabling
the era of “data-centric” data centers.

“Astra will enable researchers at Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence
Livermore national laboratories to develop the software environments for
future leadership-class platforms, as well as for Astra itself,” said
James Laros, Vanguard program lead at Sandia National Laboratory. “The
success of Astra will depend on a deep collaboration between Sandia,
Westwind, HP Enterprise, Arm, Cavium and Mellanox. We look forward to be
able to use the technological capabilities of Astra to maximize the
performance and efficiency of our mission codes.”

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory operated by
National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia LLC, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., for the U.S.
Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia
Labs has major research and development responsibilities in nuclear
deterrence, global security, defense, energy technologies and economic
competitiveness, with main facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and
Livermore, California.

Learn more at www.mellanox.com

About Mellanox

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end
InfiniBand and Ethernet 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: www.mellanox.com.

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

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