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Case Study:

Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies joined Sci-Tech Daresbury in 2014 and works with small growing businesses as well as multinational corporations.

The company is a leading supplier of high performance end-to-end interconnect solutions for computer data servers, storage facilities, and hyper-converged infrastructure and has HQs in Israel and California as well as facilities in Denmark, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

Its location at Sci-Tech Daresbury has allowed it to form key partnerships with other campus firms and Mellanox has worked with the likes of IBM, NVIDIA and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Hartree Centre.

Colin Bridger, Senior Director for Northern Europe, said: “Our watchword is ‘collaboration’ and with good reason. To build the most efficient data centres, you need to work closely with end-users and other technology providers. Our expertise and track record in providing the best interconnect products to the data centre enables our customers and users to develop leading products and services world wide.”

Mellanox is currently working with the Hartree Centre on energy efficiency and efficiency of scale for High Performance Computing to ensure Mellanox’s hardware is performance-tuned for the centre’s applications.

The university sector has also been a long time user of Mellanox’s unique technologies, with around 70% of UK and European institutions needing their expertise.

Colin said: “A lot of research universities have departmentalised high performance clusters, but the trend is moving towards central shared HPC clusters where the users get more for their money.

“In addition, as a company we meet with funding councils and research bodies to understand what they are trying to do at a national level, as well as Horizon 2020 and The European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing.

“By working closely with customers and collaborating, we better understand their needs which can influence our future products and our road map and we can provide more commercially viable products and build our customer base even further.”