CoolBox™ for Open Compute Project (OCP)
CoolBox integrates a Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch with server network interfaces to provide a 10/20/40/56GbE Interconnect-in-a-Box solution for scalable Compute and Storage infrastructures.
The Mellanox CoolBox is a unique design which extends servers’ PCIe bus over mini-SAS interfaces into 40/56Gb/s Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect fabrics, utilizing Mellanox Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) technology. The integration of network cards and a ToR switch provides maximum flexibility to cluster operators in maintenance and upgrade capabilities. Coolbox offers 24 PCIe connections to servers and up-to 24 ports of 40/56Gb/s VPI connections.
- Flexibility, Decouples CPU from Interconnect
- Open Rack Ready
- Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) Technology
- Performance, SwitchX®-2 Driven
- Efficiency, 56Gb/s Support
- L2/L3 Protocol Stack
- IPv6 Ready
- IPv6 IPsec
• 24 PCIe mini-SAS ports
• 24 VPI 40/56Gb/s QSFP ports
- Low Latency
- Low Power