Mellanox Claims Record in Sending Messages Via Ethernet
May 19, 2011
Mellanox Technologies said it achieved record speed for sending messages over Ethernet networks.
The performance was achieved running messages through its network interface cards on IBM systems, measured using the most current STAC-M2 benchmark test.
The pieces of hardware and other network components involved included Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 10GbE NICs with remote direct memory access over converged Ethernet technology, the IBM BNT RackSwitch® G8264 10GbE switch, and IBM x3550 servers running IBM’s WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging technology.
Mellanox and IBM did not disclose the actual results, in announcing the record. The STAC report is now available, and can be viewed by visiting http://stacresearch.com/node/9004.
“Financial organizations require performance-leading, low-latency solutions to drive competitiveness and growth,” said Dan Tuchler, vice president of strategy and product management for IBM System Networking. “This STAC benchmark demonstrates that Mellanox and IBM are addressing the performance requirements of the financial services industry by providing financial services enterprises with innovative server, storage, software and networking solutions that meet their customers’ needs for fast transactions and value-added services.”
STAC-M2 is a vendor-neutral benchmark set by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Benchmark Council, a consortium of financial and trading industry participants that sets testing standards and supports performance improvements for technology used in capital markets.