Mellanox Enables the Most Efficient Machine Learning Platforms

Allowing AI to Perform Critical & Real Time Decisions to Enhance Competitive Advantages

Mellanox Solutions accelerate many of the world’s leading artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms. Machine learning is a pillar of today’s technological world, offering solutions that enable better and more accurate decision making based on the great amounts of data being collected. Machine learning encompasses a wide range of applications, ranging from security, finance, and image and voice recognition, to self-driving cars, healthcare and smart cities. Mellanox solutions enable companies and organizations such as Baidu, Facebook, JD.com, NVIDIA, PayPal, Tencent, Yahoo and many more to leverage machine learning platforms to enhance their competitive advantage.

Machine learning applications are based on training a deep neural network, which requires complex computations and fast and efficient data delivery. Mellanox solutions enable smart offloading such as RDMA and GPUDirect®, and In-Network Computing capabilities that dramatically improve neural network training performance and overall machine learning applications.

Mellanox has accelerated popular frameworks such as TensorFlow, Paddle, Caffe and Apache Spark with RDMA, and continues to innovate and accelerate solutions for the quick and scalable distributed execution of training large and powerful models. By providing low latency, high bandwidth, high message rate, and smart offloads, Mellanox interconnect solutions are the most deployed high-speed interconnect for large-scale machine learning, for both training and inferencing systems. Utilizing Mellanox technology, Yahoo has demonstrated 18X speedup for image recognition; Tencent has been able to achieve world record performance for data sorting; PayPal has been able to detect fraud in real time; and NVIDIA has incorporated Mellanox solutions inside their machine learning DGX1 appliance in order to provide 400Gb/s data throughput, and to build the most power-efficient machine learning supercomputer.

The Mellanox Solution

Mellanox adapters, switches, cables and software implement the world’s fastest and most robust InfiniBand and Ethernet networking solutions for a complete, high-performance machine learning infrastructure. These capabilities ensure optimum application performance with:

  • Faster training and access to big data with throughput up to 200Gb/s
  • RDMA technology to accelerate machine learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Paddle, Caffe and Apache Spark
  • As low as 1us application latency
  • GPUDirect® technology to accelerate GPU-to-GPU communications
  • SHARP™ technology to accelerate machine learning algorithms


Baidu, Inc., a web services company headquartered in Beijing, China, is now investing heavily in deep learning. They have built a state-of-the-art image recognition system, aptly named “Deep Image”. The key components of the system run on a Mellanox InfiniBand connected GPU-based supercomputer optimized for deep learning algorithms.


iFLYTEK, a world leader in intelligent speech and artificial intelligence technologies, has created a portfolio of applications that place high demand on their underlying network. Based in China, iFLYTEK’s speech synthesis, speech recognition, spoken language assessment and natural language processing applications involve the use of Hadoop.
  • OCP Big Sur Artificial Intelligence Platform
  • Real Time Fraud Detection
  • Machine Learning System with 400Gb/s
  • Bullet 18X Speedup For Image Recognition
  • 4X Speedup For Image Recognition
  • Data Analytics Image Recognition
  • World Record For Data Sort, 3X Faster

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