Product Id: 30409486
Description: Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro EN MCX346A-BCPN - Network adapter - PCIe 3.0 x8 - 40 Gigabit QSFP+ x 2
Mfr Part #: MCX346A-BCPN
ConnectX-3 Pro EN 10/40/56GbE adapter cards with hardware offload engines to overlay networks ("Tunneling"), provide the highest performing and most flexible interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen3 servers used in public and private clouds, enterprise data centers, and high performance computing.
Public and private cloud clustered databases, 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.
- 10/40/56Gb/s connectivity for servers and storage
- World-class cluster, network, and storage performance
- Cutting edge performance in virtualized overlay networks (VXLAN and NVGRE)
- Guaranteed bandwidth and low-latency services
- I/O consolidation
- Virtualization acceleration
- Power efficient
- Scales to tens-of-thousands of nodes
- Virtualized overlay networks
ConnectX-3 Pro effectively addresses the increasing demand for an overlay network, enabling superior performance by introducing advanced NVGRE and VXLAN hardware offload engines that enable the traditional offloads to be performed on the encapsulated traffic. With ConnectX-3 Pro, data center operators can decouple the overlay network layer from the physical NIC performance, thus achieving native performance in the new network architecture.
- I/O virtualization
ConnectX-3 Pro SR-IOV technology provides dedicated adapter resources and guaranteed isolation and protection for virtual machines (VMs) within the server. I/O virtualization with ConnectX-3 Pro gives data center managers better server utilization while reducing cost, power, and cable complexity.
- RDMA over converged Ethernet
ConnectX-3 Pro 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 industry-leading throughput over 10/40/56GbE. The hardware-based stateless offload engines in ConnectX-3 Pro reduce the CPU overhead of IP packet transport. Socket acceleration software further increases performance for latency sensitive applications.
- 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 Ethernet or RDMA for high-performance storage access.