SHARCNET snaps up Mellanox 10 solution

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Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has announced that one of its products has been chosen by a Canadian educational group.

The Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET), a consortium of Canadian academic institutions focused on enabling world-class academic research, has selected Mellanox’s SX1016 10GbE switch solution and ConnectX-3 10GbE adapters to enhance its Ethernet interconnect fabric from 1GbE to 10GbE.

Mellanox’s end-to-end 10GbE interconnect solutions were selected due to their performance advantages, port density, low power consumption, advance features and highest return-on-investment.

'Switching from 1GbE to 10GbE was an obvious decision for us in order to improve our user’s experience by overcoming interconnect bottlenecks and poor application performance,' said John Morton, technical manager at SHARCNET. 'In selecting an Ethernet provider to partner with, we chose Mellanox and their Ethernet solutions, based on their SwitchX and ConnectX technology, due to their performance, reliability and density advantages.'