InfiniBand/VPI Switch Silicon Overview

Mellanox's performance leading switch silicon ICs enable OEMs to build the highest performing server and storage system interconnect solution for Enterprise Data Centers, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and embedded environments. With reduced power, footprint and fully integrated PHY capabilities, Mellanox's switch silicon ICs provide network architects critical feature-sets to enable fabric-flexible server and storage systems to meet the increasing performance demands of their customers.


Switch-IB™ EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Switch IC Device

Switch-IB, the seventh generation switching IC from Mellanox, is the isIC for the company's first EDR switching solutions with industry-leading bandwidth, low-latency, and scalability. The device supports up to 36 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand ports. All ports comply with the InfiniBand specification for auto-negotiation SDR to EDR.

The industry- leading integration of 144 SerDes, which are flexible enough to run 1 Gb/s to 25 Gb/s speeds per lane, makes Switch-IB an obvious choice for OEMs that must address end-user requirements for faster and more robust applications.

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SwitchX®-2 Virtual Protocol Interconnect® Optimized for SDN

SwitchX®-2, the sixth generation switching IC from Mellanox, further improves the company's tradition of leading bandwidth, low-latency, and scalability by integrating Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) technology - allowing InfiniBand, Ethernet and Fibre Channel traffic to exist on a single 'one-wire' fabric. The industry-leading integration of 144 SerDes which are flexible enough to run 1 Gigabit to 14 Gigabit speeds per lane, independent of network protocol, makes SwitchX-2 an obvious choice for OEMs that must address end-user requirements for faster and more robust applications.

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SwitchX™ Virtual Protocol Interconnect® Converged 36-port FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE Switch Silicon IC Device

SwitchX, the fifth generation switching IC from Mellanox, further improves the company's tradition of leading bandwidth, low-latency, and scalability by integrating Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology - allowing InfiniBand and Ethernet traffic to exist on a single 'one-wire' fabric. In addition, the IC includes integrated convergence technology for Fibre Channel NPIV gateways. The device supports up to thirty-six FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 40GbE ports, or up to sixty-four 10GbE ports.

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InfiniScale® IV - 36-port 40Gb/s InfiniBand Switch Silicon

InfiniScale IV, the fourth generation switching device from Mellanox, can be used by network architects to construct Petascale computing systems. IT managers can build large networks that carry converged traffic with the best combination of assured bandwidth and granular quality of service. The device supports thirty-six 4X 40Gb/s or twelve 12X 120Gb/s InfiniBand ports or a combination of both port types.

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