Product Id: 29453478
Description: Lenovo Flex System IB6132 - Network adapter - PCIe 3.0 x8 - InfiniBand - 4x InfiniBand (SFF-8470) - 2 ports - for Flex System x220 Compute Node; x240 Compute Node; x240 M5
Mfr Part #: 90Y3454
The Flex System IB6132 2-port FDR InfiniBand Adapter delivers low latency and high bandwidth for performance-driven server clustering applications in enterprise data centers, high-performance computing (HPC), and embedded environments. The adapter is designed to operate at InfiniBand FDR speeds (56 Gbps or 14 Gbps per lane). Clustered databases, parallelized applications, transactional services, and high-performance embedded I/O applications potentially achieve significant performance improvements, helping to reduce completion time and lower the cost per operation. The Flex System IB6132 2-port FDR InfiniBand Adapter simplifies network deployment by consolidating clustering, communications, and management I/O, and helps provide enhanced performance in virtualized server environments.
- Based on Mellanox Connect-X3 technology
- InfiniBand Architecture Specification v1.2.1 compliant
- PCI Express 3.0 x8 host-interface up to 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) bandwidth
- CPU off-load of transport operations
- CORE-Direct application off-load
- GPUDirect application off-load
- End-to-end QoS and congestion control
- Hardware-based I/O virtualization
- Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/User Datagram Protocol (UDP)/Internet Protocol (IP) stateless off-load
- Ethernet encapsulation (EoIB)
- RoHS-6 compliant
The IB6132 2-port FDR InfiniBand Adapter provides a high level of throughput performance for all network environments by removing I/O bottlenecks in mainstream servers that are limiting application performance. Servers can achieve up to 56 Gbps transmit and receive bandwidth. RDMA over the InfiniBand fabric further accelerates application run time while reducing CPU utilization. RDMA allows very high-volume transaction-intensive applications typical of HPC and financial market firms, as well as other industries where speed of data delivery is paramount to take advantage. With this adapter, highly compute-intensive tasks running on hundreds or thousands of multiprocessor nodes, such as climate research, molecular modeling, and physical simulations, can share data and synchronize faster, resulting in shorter run times. High-frequency transaction applications are able to access trading information more quickly, making sure that the trading servers are able to respond first to any market data and market inefficiencies, while the higher throughput enables higher volume trading, maximizing liquidity and profitability. In data mining or web crawl applications, RDMA provides the needed boost in performance to search faster by solving the network latency bottleneck associated with I/O cards and the corresponding transport technology in the cloud.
- Quality of service
Resource allocation per application or per VM is provided by the advanced quality of service (QoS). Service levels for multiple traffic types can be assigned on a per flow basis, allowing system administrators to prioritize traffic by application, virtual machine, or protocol. This powerful combination of QoS and prioritization provides the ultimate control of traffic, ensuring that applications run smoothly in complex environments.