Accelerating Applications Across Different Networks with Mellanox Gateway Systems
Remove complexity, improve performance, enable flexibility and save energy and cooling costs.
Enterprise data centers (EDC) currently use three different networks - Storage Area Networks (SAN) using Fibre-Channel transport for storage access, Local Area Networks (LAN) using Ethernet transport for standard network access and System Area Networks using InfiniBand transport for inter-process communication and high-performance clustering. With its high bandwidth, low-latency and reduced overhead, InfiniBand is the ideal choice for speeding application performance while simultaneously consolidating network and I/O infrastructure. Combining InfiniBand and Ethernet into a single solution provides the ideal rack backbone for next generation data centers.
There are many applications, services and resources that reside on Ethernet LANs, or that cannot benefit from the capabilities of InfiniBand. Mellanox's gateway systems enables data centers to operate in high-performance 40Gb/s network speed on the hosts and seamlessly connect to lower speed Gigabit and 10GbE networks. Existing LAN infrastructure and management practices can be preserved, easing deployment and providing significant return on investment.
Grid Director 4036E
The Grid Director 4036E is a high performance, low latency and fully non-blocking InfiniBand switch, which includes
a built-in low latency Ethernet gateway for bridging traffic to and from Ethernet-based networks or storage. This
self-contained solution combines an InfiniBand switch, an embedded subnet manager, and a built-in, hardware-based
low latency Ethernet gateway in a compact 1U device.
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The BX5020 is a high density, low latency gateway allowing data centers to deploy I/O consolidation solutions using InfiniBand as the convergence fabric of choice. Server applications that rely on Ethernet transport run unmodified using Ethernet over InfiniBand (EoIB) protocol encapsulation.
BX5020 when combined with Mellanox ConnectX host-adapters family enables data centers to operate in high-performance
40Gb/s network speed on the hosts and connects lower speed Gigabit and 10GbE networks.
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Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end servers and storage connectivity solutions to optimize data center performance and efficiency. Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet adapters, switches, and software are powering Fortune 500 data centers and the world's most powerful supercomputers. For the best in server and storage performance and scalability with the lowest TCO, Mellanox interconnect products are the solution.