Grid Director™ 4700


Building Clusters with HyperScale™

The Grid Director 4000 series of smart switches addresses the growing size and complexity of clusters with 40Gb/s connectivity, advanced carrier-class management and a unique HyperScale™ stackable architecture. The Grid Director 4700 is a director-class switch that features 324 ports of 40Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity in a 19U chassis and between 100 and 300 nanoseconds of port-to-port latency.

  • Extreme application performance by removing I/O bottlenecks
  • Unlimited scalability across application, database and storage servers
  • Ideal for scientific, commercial HPC and enterprise applications
  • Ultra-low latency: between 100 and 300 nanoseconds port-to-port
  • 324 40Gb/s ports in a 19U switch
  • Unique HyperScale™ architecture allows scaling to thousands of nodes with a single tier of switches (under 400 nanoseconds of latency)
  • Available bandwidth: up to 51.8 Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth
  • Simple and fast device management
  • Fully managed by Unified Fabric Manager™ (UFM) Software
  • Support for longer and more varied cable options
  • Fast fabric bring-up and advanced routing algorithms
  • Advanced congestion management
  • Zero down time guaranteed with no single point of failure and real-time fault notifications