Mellanox ConnectX ExpressModule Adapters for Sun Blades

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, announced that its ConnectX 20Gb/s InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter (HCA), based on the PCI SIG ExpressModule specification, provides the connectivity for the Sun Microsystems’ Sun Blade 6000, 6048, and 8000 Modular Systems.
The company said this modular architecture allows customers to deploy the industry’s broadest range of applications on a single common modular design, including virtualization, database, web tier and high performance computing (HPC). Mellanox’s ConnectX InfiniBand adapters and the Sun Blade Modular Systems provide clustered computing platforms that will service the total blade server market which is estimated to grow to over 1 million units this year and estimated to grow by more than three-fold to over 3 million units in 2010. Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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