Wait, so the products still work moving to the next x86 platform and their is more application performance because of more cores, speeds and feeds? Wow, imagine that. Just like every other instance.
Ok, here's the real news. Skylake is finally "out" and getting into people's hands. All those deals that Mellanox is waiting to fill due to the delay can now begin filling. I'm expecting them to at least reach the low-end of their guidance for q2 while projecting a nice increase in q3 and maybe a larger pop in q4.
Also, IBTA made an announcement today and one goody inside was that "HDR InfiniBand" gear would be testing in October.
In yet another notable step forward, the new Intel Xeon Scalable platform includes processors that integrate Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA). Intel OPA provides 100Gbps bandwidth with low latency for HPC clusters. With this integration, users can take advantage of a fabric built for HPC without consuming I/O ports and slots, freeing those up for other platform uses.
In addition: Provides up to 4x10GbE high speed ethernet capability for high data throughput and low latency workloads, reducing total system cost, power consumption and network latency2. Ideal for software-defined storage solutions, NVM Express* over fabric solutions and virtual machine migrations.
This is all integrated in the new Xeon Scalable Processors
One thing to keep in mind. There is always a bottleneck somewhere.
If you look at the 400 Gb/sec Ethernet products coming from Innovium and Mellanox Technologies, it would be nice if PCI-Express 5.0 was here next year instead of two years from now. Switching is getting back in synch with compute, but the PCI bus is lagging, and that is not a good thing considering how many things that are moving very fast now hang off of it.
"after reporting disappointing results for the first three months of the year, when revenues fell by 4% on a year-on-year basis, it is anticipating a slowdown this year but is optimistic about the outlook for 2018."
I think they will hit lower end of guidance this quarter with a bump into Q3 since Intel Skylake is "out"
If they miss 3 quarters in a row, something is very wrong. When you miss one quarter you take a hard look at your forecast and stop being as bullish on your projections. You miss a second time, you then go back and say maybe we should sandbag this quarter to avoid strike 3. You miss a third time, you definitely didn't do step one or two and you are being an egomaniac.
I think they already did miss three in a row. This could be the forth. I have heard white box companies say that some bigger telco sp's did not buy as much as forecasted this quarter. Not sure if that will affect MLNX but I'm assuming it did. We shall see.