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Mellanox ConnectX-4 VPI Card

100Gb/s InfiniBand & Ethernet Adapter Card


Single/Dual-Port Adapter Cards supporting 100Gb/s with Virtual Protocol Interconnect

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ConnectX-4 Single/Dual-Port Adapter supporting 100Gb/s with VPI

ConnectX-4 adapter cards with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI), supporting EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand and 100Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, provide the highest performance and most flexible solution for high-performance, Web 2.0, Cloud, Data Analytics, Database, and Storage platforms.

With the exponential growth of data being shared and stored by applications and social networks, the need for high-speed and high performance compute and storage data centres is skyrocketing.

ConnectX-4 provides exceptional high performance for the most demanding data centres, public and private clouds, Web 2.0, and Big Data applications, as well as High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Storage systems, enabling today's corporations to meet the demands of the data explosion.


  • Highest performing silicon for applications requiring high bandwidth, low latency and high message rate
  • World-class cluster, network, and storage performance
  • Smart interconnect for x86, Power, ARM, and GPU-based compute and storage platforms
  • Cutting-edge performance in virtualised overlay networks (VXLAN and NVGRE)
  • Efficient I/O consolidation, lowering data centre costs and complexity
  • Virtualisation acceleration
  • Scalability to tens-of-thousands of nodes
Manufacturer Mellanox
Part No. MCX454A-FCAT
End of Life? No
Advanced Network Features
  • Hardware-based reliable transport
  • Collective operations offloads
  • Vector collective operations offloads
  • Mellanox PeerDirect RDMA (aka GPUDirect) communication acceleration
  • 64/66 encoding
  • Extended Reliable Connected transport
  • Dynamically Connected transport
  • Enhanced Atomic operations
  • Advanced memory mapping support, allowing user mode registration and remapping of memory (UMR)
  • On demand paging (ODP) - registration free RDMA memory access
Bandwidth Max 100Gb/s
Channels 16 million I/O channels
Host OS Support RHEL, CentOS, Windows, FreeBSD, VMWare, OFED, WinOF-2
I/O Virtualisation
  • Single Root IOV
  • Multi-function per port
  • Address translation and protection
  • Multiple queues per virtual machine
  • Enhanced QoS for vNICs
  • VMWare NetQueue support
  • SR-IOV: Up to 256 Virtual Functions
  • SR-IOV: Up to 16 Physical Functions per port
  • Virtualisation hierarchies (e.g. NPAR)
    • Virtualising Physical Functions on a physical port
    • SR-IOV on every Physical Function
  • 1K ingress and egress QoS levels
  • Guaranteed QoS for VMs
PCI Slot(s) Gen 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
Ports Up to 100Gb/s connectivity per port
Port-Port Latency Sub 600ns latency
IEEE Compliance
  • IEEE 802.3bj, 802.3bm 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3by, Ethernet Consortium 25, 50 Gigabit Ethernet, supporting all FEC modes
  • IEEE 802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ap based auto-negotiation and KR startup
  • IEEE 802.3ad, 802.1AX Link Aggregation
  • IEEE 802.1Q, 802.1P VLAN tags and priority
  • IEEE 802.3Qau (QCN) - Congestion Notification
  • IEEE 802.1Qaz (ETS)
  • IEEE 802.1Qbb (PFC)
  • IEEE 802.1Qbg
  • IEEE 1588v2