Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that Cisco has qualified the Mellanox Ethernet adapters and end-to-end InfiniBand interconnect solutions to accelerate their leading-edge integrated server platform. Mellanox’s ConnectX®-4, ConnectX-5 and adapters have been qualified on Cisco’s advanced line of UCS servers.
Mellanox is enhancing and supporting Cisco server solutions with compelling technologies across its Ethernet and InfiniBand product lines. Mellanox is proud to be a trusted Cisco partner supporting their business growth with a complete portfolio of Mellanox Solutions for Cisco Server platforms including their C Series UCS servers. Mellanox products now provide comprehensive support of Cisco’s servers, enabling them to offer high performance, high-availability, and scalability at the lowest cost of ownership.
The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that unites computing, networking, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility. The system integrates a low latency, lossless 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, x86-architecture servers. The system is an integrated, scalable, multi chassis platform in which all resources participate in a unified management domain.
Mellanox’s ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 are the industry’s most efficient 10, 25, 40, 50, 100 Gb/s Ethernet intelligent adapters. The solutions enable datacenters to easily migrate from 10G to 25G and from 40G to 50G, which maximizes the overall data center efficiency and enables easy migration to 100 Gb/s data communication speed. ConnectX-4 Lx 25Gb Ethernet adapters, for example, provide 2.5 times the data throughput at lowest latency needed for data center applications while utilizing the same infrastructure as 10 gigabit Ethernet. Together, with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), ConnectX-4 Lx dramatically improves storage and compute platform efficiency. With ConnectX-4 Lx, IT and applications managers can leverage greater data speeds of 25G and 50G to address the growing demands for data analytics.
Mellanox’s ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 InfiniBand adapter cards support In-Network Computing and are equipped with new acceleration engines that offload processing intensive jobs from the CPU to the networking controllers, thereby maximizing data center performance, and enhancing Machine Learning and Data Analytics platforms.