FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect
13 December 2012
Mellanox Technologies has expanded its line of end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions with new 12-port non-blocking fixed switches, which are part of the company’s SX6000 series. Built with Mellanox’s sixth generation SwitchX-2 InfiniBand switch device, the SX6012 (managed) and SX6005 (externally managed) provide up to 12 56Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port. The company states that the 12-port switch series is an ideal choice for small departmental or back-end storage clustering with high application performance needs. The design provides a small-scale storage environment with extremely low latency, high throughput and highest resiliency using two ½ 19-inch boxes in a single RU, each with redundant power supplies.