Mellanox OFED for Windows (WinOF)

Overview

High-performance server and storage connectivity software for field-proven RDMA and Transport Offload hardware solutions

The Mellanox WinOF VPI distribution includes software for database clustering, high performance computing, communications, and storage applications. This collection consists of drivers, protocols, and management applications based on the open source WinOF software suite from OpenFabrics.org in simple ready-to-install MSIs. More detailed information on each package is provided in the documentation package available in the download section below.


View the matrix of WinOF driver versions vs. supported hardware and firmware for Mellanox products.

The Mellanox WinOF VPI distribution provides the following benefits:
  • Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) allows Mellanox ConnectX adapter family to run one port Ethernet and the other port InfiniBand or two ports InfiniBand or Ethernet
  • Support for traditional IP and Sockets based applications leveraging the benefits of RDMA
  • Support for HPC applications for scientific research, Oil and Gas exploration, Automotive and more
  • Support for high-performance block storage applications utilizing RDMA benefits
  • Cloud and virtualization:
    • NVGRE Hardware offload (ConnectX-3 Pro)
    • SR-IOV Ethernet
    • Guest over SR-IOV InfiniBand
  • NDK with SMB-Direct
  • NDv1 and v2 API support in user space
  • Support for cluster management tool
  • Supports Windows Server 2012 (64 bit only), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit only) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit only)
  • Windows Client 7 and 8.1