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University of Cambridge Partners with Mellanox to Deliver OpenStack-Based Cloud

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Apr 24, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mellanox [®] Technologies, Ltd. MLNX, +0.23% a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that University of Cambridge (UoC) has selected Mellanox End-to-End Ethernet interconnect solution including Spectrum SN2700 Ethernet switches, ConnectX-4 Lx NICs and LinkX cables for its OpenStack-based scientific research cloud. This new win has expanded Mellanox’s existing footprint of InfiniBand solution and empowers the UoC to realize its vision of HPC and Cloud convergence through high-speed cloud networks at 25/50/100Gb/s throughput.

“We are witnessing a transformation in the manner in which Research Computing Services are being delivered,” says Dr. Paul Calleja, Deputy Director of Research Computing at the UIS, University of Cambridge. “Research Computing covers a wide remit from scale-out High Performance Computing, large scale High Performance Data Analytics coupled with the delivery of persistent Web-Services, IaaS and cloud-based storage models for researchers across multi-disciplines. To address these challenges, the University is adopting an agile Cloud service model centered around OpenStack. At the University, we see High Performance as a basis for the delivery of all these services in order to drive excellence. Working with Mellanox adds value to the...