Product Id: 33553430
Description: Mellanox Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN MNV101511A-BCIT - Network adapter - PCIe 3.0 x8 - 40 Gigabit QSFP
Mfr Part #: MNV101511A-BCIT
The Mellanox Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter card provides security acceleration for IPsec-enabled networks while taking advantage of the ConnectX-4 Lx EN network controller's amazing performance, unmatched scalability, and efficiency. The constantly growing demand for security and privacy in modern data centers, private and public clouds, Web 2.0 infrastructure, and telecommunication systems, requires the use of security protocols. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure Internet Protocol (IP) communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a communication session. However, the high computing power required by the IPsec algorithms consumes expensive CPU cycles and limits network connection performance.
- Combines high-end network capabilities and encryption/decryption and authentication offloads into single PCIe adapter
- High-performing boards for applications requiring high bandwidth, low latency, and high message rate
- Excellent throughput and latency for web 2.0, cloud, and big data applications
- Amazing performance in virtualized overlay networks
- Efficient I/O consolidation, lowering data center costs and complexity
- Virtualization acceleration
- Power efficiency
- I/O virtualization
The Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter's SR-IOV technology provides dedicated adapter resources and guaranteed isolation and protection for virtual machines (VMs) within the server. I/O virtualization with the Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter provides data center administrators with better server utilization while reducing cost, power, and cable complexity, allowing more virtual machines and more tenants on the same hardware.
- Overlay networks offloading
In order to better scale their networks, data center operators often create overlay networks that carry traffic from individual virtual machines over logical tunnels in encapsulated formats such as NVGRE and VXLAN. While this solves network scalability issues, it hides the TCP packet from the hardware offloading engines, placing higher loads on the host CPU.
- RDMA over converged Ethernet (RoCE)
The Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter supports RoCE specifications delivering low-latency and high-performance over Ethernet networks. Leveraging data center bridging (DCB) capabilities as well as the Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter's advanced congestion control hardware mechanisms, RoCE provides efficient low-latency RDMA services over Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks.
- Mellanox PeerDirect
PeerDirect communication provides high efficiency RDMA access by eliminating unnecessary internal data copies between components on the PCIe bus (for example, from GPU to CPU), and therefore significantly reduces application run time. The Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter's advanced acceleration technology enables higher cluster efficiency and scalability to tens of thousands of nodes.
- Storage acceleration
Storage applications will see improved performance with the higher bandwidth that the Innova IPsec 4 Lx EN adapter delivers. Moreover, standard block and file access protocols can leverage RoCE for high-performance storage access. A consolidated compute and storage network achieves significant cost-performance advantages over multi-fabric networks.