ConnectX®-2 Single/Dual-Port Adapter Silicon

Overview

ConnectX-2 adapter devices with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) provide the highest-performing and most flexible interconnect solution for Blade Server and Landed on Motherboard designs used in Enterprise Data Centers, High-Performance Computing, and Embedded environments. With ConnectX-2, clustered data bases, parallelized applications, transactional services and high-performance embedded I/O applications will achieve significant performance improvements with reduced completion time and lower cost per operation. ConnectX-2 with VPI also simplifies network deployment by consolidating cables.


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  • One design for InfiniBand, 10Gig Ethernet or
    Data Center Bridging fabrics
  • World-class cluster performance
  • High-performance networking and storage
    access
  • Guaranteed bandwidth and low-latency
    services
  • Reliable transport
  • I/O consolidation
  • Virtualization acceleration
  • Scales to tens-of-thousands of nodes
  • Small PCB footprint
  • Virtual Protocol Interconnect
  • Single chip architecture
    • Integrated SerDes
    • No local memory needed
  • 1us MPI ping latency
  • Selectable 10, 20, or 40Gb/s InfiniBand or
    10GbE per port
  • IBTA v1.2.1 Compatible Design
  • PCI Express 2.0 (up to 5GT/s)
  • CPU offload of transport operations
  • End-to-end QoS and congestion control
  • Hardware-based I/O virtualization
  • TCP/UDP/IP stateless offload
  • Fibre Channel encapsulation (FCoIB or
    FCoE)