ConnectX®-6 EN Single/Dual-Port Adapter Supporting 200Gb/s Ethernet
Intelligent ConnectX-6 adapter cards, the newest additions to the Mellanox Smart Interconnect suite and supporting Co-Design and In-Network Compute, introduce new acceleration engines for maximizing Cloud, Web 2.0, Big Data, Storage and Machine Learning applications.
ConnectX-6 EN supports two ports of 200Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, sub-600 nanosecond latency, and 200 million messages per second, providing the highest performance and most flexible solution for the most demanding applications and markets.
ConnectX-6 offers Mellanox Accelerated Switching and Packet Processing (ASAP2) Direct technology to offload the vSwitch/vRouter by handling the data plane in the NIC hardware while maintaining the control plane unmodified. As a result, significantly higher vSwitch/vRouter performance is achieved without the associated CPU load.
ConnectX-6 offers a crucial innovation to network security by providing block-level encryption. Data in transit undergoes encryption and decryption as it is stored or retrieved. The encryption/decryption is offloaded by the ConnectX-6 hardware, saving latency and offloading CPU. ConnectX-6 block-level encryption offload enables protection between users sharing the same resources, as different encryption keys can be used.
Machine learning relies on especially high throughput and low latency to train deep neural networks and to improve recognition and classification accuracy. As the first adapter to deliver 200Gb/s throughput, ConnectX-6 is the perfect solution to provide machine learning applications with the levels of performance and scalability that they require.
ConnectX®-5 EN Single/Dual-Port Adapter Supporting 100Gb/s Ethernet
Intelligent ConnectX-5 EN adapter cards introduce new acceleration engines for maximizing High Performance, Web 2.0, Cloud, Data Analytics and Storage platforms.
ConnectX-5 supports two ports of 100Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, sub-700 nanosecond latency, and very high message rate, plus PCIe switch and NVMe over Fabric offloads, providing the highest performance and most flexible solution for the most demanding applications and markets.
ConnectX-5 Accelerated Switching and Packet Processing (ASAP2™) technology enhances offloading of virtual switches and virtual routers, for example, Open V-Switch (OVS), which results in significantly higher data transfer performance without overloading the CPU. Together with native RoCE and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) support, ConnectX-5 dramatically improves Cloud and NFV platform efficiency.
ConnectX®-4 EN Adapter Card Single/Dual-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
ConnectX-4 EN Network Controller with 100Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, provide the highest performance and most flexible solution for high-performance, Web 2.0, Cloud, data analytics, database, and storage platforms.
With the exponential growth of data being shared and stored by applications and social networks, the need for high-speed and high-performance compute and storage data centers is skyrocketing.
ConnectX-4 EN provides exceptional high performance for the most demanding data centers, public and private clouds, Web2.0 and BigData applications, and Storage systems, enabling today's corporations to meet the demands of the data explosion.
ConnectX®-4 Lx EN Cards
10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Cards supporting Multi-Host™ Technology, RDMA, Overlay Networks Encapsulation/Decapsulation and more
ConnectX-4 Lx EN Network Controller with 1/10/25/40/50Gb/s Ethernet connectivity addresses virtualized infrastructure challenges, delivering best-in-class and highest performance to various demanding markets and applications. Providing true hardware-based I/O isolation with unmatched scalability and efficiency, achieving the most cost-effective and flexible solution for Web 2.0, Cloud, data analytics, database, and storage platforms.
ConnectX-4 Lx EN provides an unmatched combination of 1, 10, 25, 40, and 50GbE bandwidth, sub-microsecond latency and a 75 million packets per second message rate. It includes native hardware support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet, Ethernet stateless offload engines, Overlay Networks, and GPUDirect® Technology.
The Mellanox LinkX product family of cables and transceivers provides the industry’s most complete line of 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and 400Gb interconnect products for Cloud, Web 2.0, Enterprise, telco, and storage data centers applications. They are often used to link top-of-rack switches downwards to servers, storage & appliances and upwards in switch-to-switch applications.
Products are available in both Ethernet and InfiniBand protocols and SFP & QSFP form factors.
Active Optical Cables (AOC) are widely used in HPCs and have more recently became popular in hyperscale, enterprise and storage systems as a high-speed, plug & play solution with longer reaches than Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables.
Optical transceivers convert electrical data signals into blinking laser light which is then transmitted over an optical fiber. Optical transceivers have a detachable optical connector to disconnect the fiber from the transceiver. AOCs bond the fiber connection inside the transceiver end, creating a complete cable assembly much like a DAC cable, only with a 3-200-meter reach capability. AOCs main benefit is the very long reach of optical technology, while acting like a simple, “plug & play” copper cable. A complete 2 transceiver AOC including fiber cable assembly is usually priced near the price of only a single connectorized transceiver.