InfiniBand / VPI


Mellanox InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters (HCA)

Mellanox InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters (HCAs) provide the highest performing interconnect solution for Enterprise Data Centers, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and embedded environments. Clustered data bases, parallelized applications, transactional services and high-performance embedded I/O applications will achieve significant performance improvements resulting in reduced completion time and lower cost per operation.

World-Class Performance

Mellanox InfiniBand adapters deliver industry-leading bandwidth with ultra low-latency and efficient computing for performance-driven server and storage clustering applications. Network protocol processing and data movement overhead such as RDMA and Send/Receive semantics are completed in the adapter without CPU intervention. Application acceleration with CORE-Direct and GPU communication acceleration brings further levels of performance improvement. Mellanox InfiniBand adapters' advanced acceleration technology enables higher cluster efficiency and large scalability to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI)

VPI flexibility enables any standard networking, clustering, storage, and management protocol to seamlessly operate over any converged network leveraging a consolidated software stack. Each port can operate on InfiniBand, Ethernet, or Data Center Bridging (DCB) fabrics, and supports Ethernet over InfiniBand (EoIB) and Fibre Channel over InfiniBand (FCoIB) as well as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). VPI simplifies I/O system design and makes it easier for IT managers to deploy infrastructure that meets the challenges of a dynamic data center.

 

Flex Systems

Product Part No. FC Details
Lenovo Flex System IB6132 2-port FDR Infiniband Adapter ConnectX-3 PCI-e Gen 3.0
Max 56Gb/s
Note: RDMA (RoCE)
90Y3454 A1QZ More Info

Intelligent Clusters

Product Part No. FC Details
Mellanox ConnectX-4 EDR IB VPI Single-port x16 PCIe 3.0 HCA 00KH924 ASWQ More Info
Mellanox Dual-Port EDR ConnectX-4 for WCT NeXtScale nx360 M5 00YK811 AUAQ More Info
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter, PCI-e Gen 3.0 x8
Max 56Gb/s
Note: Embedded Adapter Half Height
00FP650 A5RK More Info
Water-Cooled Single Port Connect-IB adapter 00D1862 AS96 More Info
Mellanox Single Port Connect-IB adapter
00D1773 AS97 More Info
Mellanox Connect-IB Dual-port QSFP FDR HCA PCI-3.0 x16
Max 56Gb/s per port
46W0571 A4AE More Info
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Single-port QSFP FDR IB HCA 00W0037 A2YE More Info
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Dual-port QSFP FDR IB HCA 00W0041 A2YF More Info

System x Options

Product Part No. FC Details
Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro ML2 2x40GbE/FDR VPI Adapter, PCI-e Gen 3.0 x8
Max 56Gb/s
Note: Embedded Adapter Half Height

00FP650

A5RK

More Info