Dolphin demonstrates performance leading Dolphin Express interconnect architecture for MySQL Cluster

Dolphin announced it will be demonstrating its recently announced Dolphin Express cluster interconnect architecture at the MySQL 2007 Conference this week in Santa Clara.

Dolphin announced it will be demonstrating its recently announced Dolphin Express cluster interconnect architecture at the MySQL 2007 Conference this week in Santa Clara.Ý Developed to accelerate database cluster performance, Dolphin Express has been tuned to maximize the transaction throughput of MySQL Clusters. Dolphin announced results of recent application benchmarking achieving up to 300% improvement using Dolphin Express over Ethernet based interconnect.Ý Dolphin Express is a layered software and hardware interconnect architecture enabling highly available, high throughput, low latency, scalable database clusters using standard low cost servers.

Dolphin Express software, called SuperSockets, provides a low latency sockets interface which provides direct compatibility with MySQL Cluster.
Dolphin Express hardware consists of Dolphin developed ultra low latency interconnect modules that plugs into standard PCI Express slots in standard servers supporting cost effective clusters from 2 to 100ís of nodes. The standard interfaces of Dolphin Express software insure complete software application compatibility while allowing for seamless evolution to faster and more powerful hardware technology over time.
Dolphin Express leverages the industryís move to PCI Express and will provide direct connection to PCI Express IO devices, PCI Express Gen2 physical layer (5Gbps/lane), and PCI Express IOV technology.

"ìWe have worked with Dolphin to leverage the low latency characteristics of Dolphin Express to maximize the application performance of MySQL Cluster," said Mikael Ronstrom, the founder of the MySQL Cluster technology, ìOur recent benchmark results demonstrate significant response time and performance increases in high-load cases, particularly in large clusters making it ideal for any performance sensitive database application and especially able to meet the demanding ëreal-timeí needs of Ýtelecom and financial services applications.î

ìAs demonstrated by our partnership with MySQL AB, we are committed to bringing database performance leadership to the marketplace,î said Kare Lochsen, CEO of Dolphin Interconnect Solutions.Ý ìDolphinís core competencies and technologies position us well to meet the demanding requirements of the growing MySQL Cluster customer base.î

In addition to demonstrations at Booth #309 at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, CA 23-25 April, further details about Dolphin Express will be provided in presentations by Mikael Ronstrom ìPerformance Tuning MySQL Clusterî and by Einar Rustad, VP Business Development, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions ìMySQL Cluster:
Interconnect matters for Scalability and Performanceî on Tuesday 24 April at the conference.

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