Product Id: 25216607
Description: Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN MCX311A-XCAT - Network adapter - PCIe 3.0 x8 - 10 GigE, FCoE
Mfr Part #: MCX311A-XCAT
Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) with PCI Express 3.0 delivers high-bandwidth and industry-leading Ethernet connectivity for performance-driven server and storage applications in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing, and embedded environments.
Clustered databases, web infrastructure, and high frequency trading are just a few applications that will achieve significant throughput and latency improvements resulting in faster access, real-time response and more users per server. ConnectX-3 EN improves network performance by increasing available bandwidth while decreasing the associated transport load on the CPU especially in virtualized server environments.
ConnectX-3 is well suited for blade server and LAN on Motherboard (LOM) designs. Its integrated PHYs, and minimal additional external component requirements were designed for a small PCB footprint. It also has an array of power saving features with real-time monitors that lower total system power usage.
- Industry-leading throughput and latency performance
- I/O consolidation
- Virtualization acceleration
- TCP/UDP/IP and iSCSI stacks
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
- PCI Express 3.0
- Low latency RDMA over Ethernet
- Data center bridging support
- T11.3 FC-BB-5 FCoE
- TCP/IP stateless offload in hardware
- Traffic steering across multiple cores
- Hardware-based I/O virtualization
- Intelligent interrupt coalescence
- Advanced Quality of Service
- World-class Ethernet performance
RDMA over Converged Ethernet - ConnectX-3 utilizing IBTA RoCE technology provides efficient RDMA services, delivering low-latency and high-performance to bandwidth and latency sensitive applications. With link-level interoperability in existing Ethernet infrastructure, network administrators can leverage existing data center fabric management solutions.
- Sockets acceleration
Applications utilizing TCP/UDP/IP transport can achieve industry-leading throughput over 10 or 40 GbE. The hardware-based stateless offload and flow steering engines in ConnectX-3 reduce the CPU overhead of IP packet transport, freeing more processor cycles to work on the application.
- I/O virtualization
ConnectX-3 EN with Virtual Intelligent Queuing (Virtual-IQ) technology provides dedicated adapter resources and guaranteed isolation and protection for virtual machines (VM) within the server. ConnectX-3 EN gives data center managers better server utilization and LAN and SAN unification while reducing costs, power, and complexity.
- Precision data centers
ConnectX-3 EN IEEE 1588 precision time protocol circuitry synchronizes the host clock to the data center master clock for accurate data delivery time stamping and data center SLA measurements. The hardware-based mechanisms ensure high accuracy and low jitter.
- Storage acceleration
A consolidated compute and storage network achieves significant cost-performance advantages over multi-fabric networks. Standard block and file access protocols can leverage RDMA for high-performance storage access. T11 compliant encapsulation (FCoE) with full hardware offloads simplifies the storage network while keeping existing Fiber Channel targets.
- Quality of Service
Resource allocation per application or per VM is provided and protected by the advanced QoS supported by ConnectX-3 EN. Service levels for multiple traffic types can be based on IETF DiffServ or IEEE 802.1 p/Q allowing system administrators to prioritize traffic by application, virtual machine, or protocol. This powerful combination of QoS and prioritization provides the ultimate fine-grained control of traffic - ensuring that applications run smoothly in today's complex environments.