Product Id: 29963950
Description: Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI - Network adapter low profile - Infiniband FDR x 2 - for PowerEdge C4130, R430, R630, T430
Mfr Part #: 540-BBKH
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 Centers, 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.
- One adapter for FDR/QDR InfiniBand, 10/40 GbE
- Ethernet or Data Center Bridging fabrics
- World-class cluster, network, and storage performance
- Guaranteed bandwidth and low-latency services
- I/O consolidation
- Virtualization acceleration
- Power efficient
- Scales to tens-of-thousands of nodes
- Virtual Protocol Interconnect
- Single- and Dual-Port options available
- CPU offload of transport operations
- Application offload
- GPU communication acceleration
- Precision Clock Synchronization
- End-to-end QoS and congestion control
- Hardware-based I/O virtualization
- Fiber Channel encapsulation (FCoIB or FCoE)
- Ethernet encapsulation (EoIB)
ConnectX-3 delivers low latency, high bandwidth, and computing efficiency for performance-driven server and storage clustering applications. Efficient computing is achieved by offloading from the CPU protocol processing and data movement overhead such as RDMA and Send/Receive semantics allowing more processor power for the application. CORE-Direct brings the next level of performance improvement by offloading application overhead such as data broadcasting and gathering as well as global synchronization communication routines. GPU communication acceleration provides additional efficiencies by eliminating unnecessary internal data copies to significantly reduce application run time. ConnectX-3 advanced acceleration technology enables higher cluster efficiency and large scalability to tens of thousands of nodes.
- RDMA over converged Ethernet
ConnectX-3 utilizing IBTA RoCE technology delivers similar low-latency and high-performance over Ethernet networks. Leveraging Data Center Bridging capabilities, RoCE provides efficient low latency RDMA services over Layer 2 Ethernet. 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 industryleading throughput over InfiniBand or 10 or 40GbE. The hardware-based stateless offload engines in ConnectX-3 reduce the CPU overhead of IP packet transport. Sockets acceleration software further increases performance for latency sensitive applications.
- I/O virtualization
ConnectX-3 SR-IOV technology provides dedicated adapter resources and guaranteed isolation and protection for virtual machines (VM) within the server. I/O virtualization with ConnectX-3 gives data center managers better server utilization while reducing cost, power, and cable complexity.
- Storage accelerated
A consolidated compute and storage network achieves significant cost-performance advantages over multi-fabric networks. Standard block and file access protocols can leverage InfiniBand RDMA for high-performance storage access.