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Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI Card

Single/Dual-Port Adapters with Virtual Protocol Interconnect

[MCX354A-FCBT]

VPI-enabled adapters enable any standard networking, clustering, storage, and management protocol to seamlessly operate over any converged network leveraging a consolidated software stack. With auto-sense capability, each ConnectX-3 port can identify and operate on InfiniBand, Ethernet, or Data Centre Bridging (DCB) fabrics. FlexBoot provides additional flexibility by enabling servers to boot from remote InfiniBand or LAN storage targets. ConnectX-3 with VPI and FlexBoot simplifies I/O system design and makes it easier for IT managers to deploy infrastructure that meets the challenges of a dynamic data centre.


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Details

Single/Dual-Port Adapters with Virtual Protocol Interconnect

ConnectX-3 adapter cards with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity provide the highest performing and most flexible interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen3 servers used in Enterprise Data Centres, High-Performance Computing, and Embedded environments.


Clustered data bases, parallel processing, transactional services and high-performance embedded I/O applications will achieve significant performance improvements resulting in reduced completion time and lower cost per operation ConnectX-3 with VPI also simplifies system development by serving multiple fabrics with one hardware design.


VPI-enabled adapters enable any standard networking, clustering, storage, and management protocol to seamlessly operate over any converged network leveraging a consolidated software stack. With auto-sense capability, each ConnectX-3 port can identify and operate on InfininBand, Ethernet, or Data Centre bridging (DCB) fabrics.


FlexBoot provides additional flexibility by enabling servers to boot from remote InfiniBand or LAN storage targets. ConnectX-3 with VPI and FlexBoot simplifies I/O system design and makes it easier for IT managers to deploy infrastructure that meets the challenges of a dynamic data centre.

Benefits

  • One adapter for FDR/QDR InfiniBand, 10/40GbE
  • Ethernet or Data Centre Briding fabrics
  • World-class cluster, network, and storage performance
  • Guaranteed bandwidth and low-latency services
  • I/O Consolidation
  • Virtualisation acceleration
  • Power efficient
  • Scales to tens-of-thousands of nodes

Key Features

  • Virtual Protocol Interconnect
  • 1us MPI ping latency
  • Up to 56Gb/s InfiniBamnd or 40 Gigabit Ethernet per port
  • Single- and Dual-Port options available
  • PCI Express 3.0 (up to 8GT/s)
  • CPU offload of transport operations
  • Application offload
  • GPU communication acceleration
  • Precision Clock Synchronisation
  • End-to-end QoS and congestion control
  • Hardware-based I/O virtualisation
  • Fibre Channel encapsulation (FCoIB or FCoE)
  • Ethernet encapsulation (EoIB)
  • RoHS-R6
Manufacturer Mellanox
Part No. MCX354A-FCBT
End of Life? No
Advanced Network Features
  • Hardware-based reliable transport
  • Extended Reliable Connected transport
  • Dynamically Connected transport service
  • Signature-protected control objects
  • Collective operations offloads
  • GPU communication acceleration
  • Enhanced Atomic operations
Bandwidth Up to 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 40/56 Gigabit Ethernet per port
Channels 16 million I/O channels
Host OS Support Citrix XenServer 6.1, Novell SLS, RHEL, Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012/2012 R2, OFED, Ubuntu 12.04, VMWare EXSi 4.x and 5.x
I/O Virtualisation
  • Single Root IOV
  • Address translation and protection
  • Dedicated adapter resources
  • Multiple queues per virtual machine
  • Enhanced QoS for vNICs
  • VMWare NetQueue support
PCI Slot(s) Gen 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
Ports Up to 56Gb/s connectivity per port
Port-Port Latency 1us MPI ping latency
IEEE Compliance
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation and Failover
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1Q, .1p VLAN tags and priority
  • IEEE 802.1Qau Congestion Nofication
  • IEEE P802.1Qaz DO.2 ETS
  • IEEE P802.1Qbb D1.0 Priority-based Flow Control