ConnectX®-5 Single/Dual-Port Adapter ASIC Supporting 100Gb/s

The intelligent ConnectX-5 adapter IC, is a member of the Mellanox Smart Interconnect suite and supporting Co-Design and In-Network Compute, brings new acceleration engines for maximizing High Performance, Web 2.0, Cloud, Data Analytics and Storage platforms.

ConnectX-5 with Virtual Protocol Interconnect® supports two ports of 100Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity, sub-600 nanosecond latency, and very high message rate, plus embedded PCIe switch and NVMe over Fabric offloads, providing the highest performance and most flexible solution for the most demanding applications and markets.

ConnectX-5 enables higher HPC performance with new Message Passing Interface (MPI) offloads, such as MPI Tag Matching and MPI AlltoAll operations, advanced dynamic routing, and new capabilities to perform various data algorithms.

Moreover, ConnectX-5 Accelerated Switching and Packet Processing (ASAP2™) technology enhances offloading of virtual switches and virtual routers, for example, Open V-Switch (OVS), which results in significantly higher data transfer performance without overloading the CPU. Together with native RDMA and RoCE support, ConnectX-5 dramatically improves Cloud and NFV platform efficiency.

Similar to previous generations, ConnectX-5 supports the Mellanox Multi-Host™ technology. Multi-Host enables multiple hosts to be connected into a single interconnect adapter by separating the PCIe interface into multiple and separate interfaces. Each interface can be connected to a separate host with no performance degradation. Multi-Host technology offers four fully-independent PCIe buses, lowering total cost of ownership in the data center by reducing CAPEX requirements from four cables, NICs, and switch ports to only one of each, and by reducing OPEX by cutting down on switch port management and overall power usage.
*For illustration only. Actual product may vary.


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