Mellanox OFED for FreeBSD


Clusters using commodity servers and storage systems are seeing widespread deployments in large and growing markets such as high performance computing, data warehousing, online transaction processing, financial services and large scale web 2.0 deployments. To enable distributed computing transparently with maximum efficiency, applications in these markets require the highest I/O bandwidth and lowest possible latency. These requirements are compounded with the need to support a large interoperable ecosystem of networking, storage, and other applications and interfaces. Mellanox offers a robust and full set of protocol software and driver for FreeBSD with the ConnectX®-2 / ConnectX®-3 / ConnectX®-3 Pro Host Adapters with Ethernet ,InfiniBand and RoCE.

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  • High performance single/Dual port support with full line rate, full duplex FDR InfiniBand and up to 40GbE
  • RDMA and RoCE (RDMA Over Converged Ethernet) Transport offload with zero copy for low CPU utilization
  • Support of full hardware offload of FC exchanges improves bandwidth and IO transactions in a FC Fabric
  • Supports TCP/IP stateless offload, and Hardware Checksum Offload for Tx and Rx packets
  • Provides Net device statistics per port with both ports in active mode
  • Supports extensive VLAN support with VLAN Tx/Rx acceleration (HW VLAN stripping/insertion), HW VLAN filtering and HW multicast filtering
  • Supports adaptive Interrupt moderation on the receive path patterned according to either latency-bound traffic or bandwidth bound traffic.
  • Supports server and IO consolidation with high-performance, low CPU utilization
  • Use fewer high-performance systems in a rack based system, reducing cabling, low power consumption
  • Supports FreeBSD 10.0 and above

MLNX_OFED for FreeBSD v2.1.5

Driver MD5SUM Release Date
MLNX_OFED for FreeBSD v2.1.5 tarball
(save as .tgz)
6928f2c68eb4a33cc0a6af758fdfe39b January 15, 2015
Packet Pacing: Supporting Package 22179f7f338a6799b53b331462d2a47e February 08, 2015

MLNX_EN for FreeBSD v2.1

Driver MD5SUM Documentation Release Date
MLNX_EN for FreeBSD v2.1 tarball
(save as .tgz)

Installing from a tarball (For further information, please see the README.txt file)
11a21a76189b5be2355799c79f9fa835 Mellanox EN Linux Release Notes v2.2-1.0.1

Mellanox EN Linux README v2.2-1.0.1
August 18, 2014