ConnectX-3 40/56GbE NICs with their low power and application acceleration capabilities provide the industry leading Ethernet solution for converged I/O infrastructures. The high bandwidth eliminates the need for multiple Ethernet connections to the server. ConnectX-3 accelerates RDMA applications with hardware-based RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet), delivering efficient RDMA transport over Layer 2 Ethernet with latencies less than 1.3us. ConnectX-3 also accelerates sockets-based applications delivering latencies as low as 4us with additional accelerations when combined with Mellanox VMA software. ConnectX-3 EN performance and low power maximizes server and storage performance throughput while reducing operating costs and network complexity.