InfiniBand/VPI Switch Silicon Overview

Mellanox's performance leading switch silicon ICs enable OEMs to build the highest performing server and storage system interconnect solution for Enterprise Data Centers, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and embedded environments. With reduced power, footprint and fully integrated PHY capabilities, Mellanox's switch silicon ICs provide network architects critical feature-sets to enable fabric-flexible server and storage systems to meet the increasing performance demands of their customers.


Mellanox Quantum™ HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand Switch IC Device

Quantum is the world's smartest network switch silicon, designed to enable in-network computing through the Co-Design Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP) technology. The Co-Design architecture enables the usage of all active data center devices to accelerate the communications frameworks, resulting in order of magnitude applications performance improvements.

Quantum offers industry-leading integration of 160 SerDes, with rich speed flexibility ranging from 1 to 50 Gb/s per lane, making this Mellanox switch an obvious choice for OEMs that must address end-user requirements for faster and more robust applications. Network architects can utilize Quantum's reduced power and footprint, and a fully integrated PHY capable of connectivity across PCBs, backplanes, and passive and active copper/fiber cables, to deploy leading, fabric flexible computing and storage systems with the lowest total cost of ownership.

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Switch-IB™ 2 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Switch IC Device

Mellanox provides the world's first smart switch, enabling in-network computing through the Co-Design SHARP (Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol) technology. Switch-IB 2 delivers the highest fabric performance available in the market with up to 7Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth, 90ns port-to-port latency and 195 million messages per second per port.

The new SHARP technology enables Switch-IB 2 to manage and execute MPI collectives operations in the network, delivering 10X performance improvement for MPI and SHMEM/PAGS applications. Switch-IB 2 enables the switch network to effectively operate as a Co-Processor. Switch-IB 2 provides a performance breakthrough in building the next generation scalable and data intensive data centers, enabling users to gain a competitive advantage.

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Switch-IB™ EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Switch IC Device

Switch-IB, the seventh generation switching IC from Mellanox, is the isIC for the company's first EDR switching solutions with industry-leading bandwidth, low-latency, and scalability. The device supports up to 36 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand ports. All ports comply with the InfiniBand specification for auto-negotiation SDR to EDR.

The industry- leading integration of 144 SerDes, which are flexible enough to run 1 Gb/s to 25 Gb/s speeds per lane, makes Switch-IB an obvious choice for OEMs that must address end-user requirements for faster and more robust applications.

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SwitchX®-2 Virtual Protocol Interconnect® Optimized for SDN

SwitchX®-2, the sixth generation switching IC from Mellanox, further improves the company's tradition of leading bandwidth, low-latency, and scalability by integrating Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) technology - allowing InfiniBand, Ethernet and Fibre Channel traffic to exist on a single 'one-wire' fabric. The industry-leading integration of 144 SerDes which are flexible enough to run 1 Gigabit to 14 Gigabit speeds per lane, independent of network protocol, makes SwitchX-2 an obvious choice for OEMs that must address end-user requirements for faster and more robust applications.

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SwitchX™ Virtual Protocol Interconnect® Converged 36-port FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE Switch Silicon IC Device

SwitchX, the fifth generation switching IC from Mellanox, further improves the company's tradition of leading bandwidth, low-latency, and scalability by integrating Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology - allowing InfiniBand and Ethernet traffic to exist on a single 'one-wire' fabric. In addition, the IC includes integrated convergence technology for Fibre Channel NPIV gateways. The device supports up to thirty-six FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 40GbE ports, or up to sixty-four 10GbE ports.

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