Available from Mellanox Technologies, Connect-IB is a scalable server and storage adapter solution for high-performance computing (HPC), Web 2.0, Cloud, Big Data, virtualised data centres and storage environments. The Connect-IB product line consists of single and dual port adapters for PCI Express 3.0 with options for x8 and x16 host bus interfaces, as well as a single port adapter for PCI Express 2.0 x16. Each port supports FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand with MPI ping latency less than 1µs. All Mellanox Host Channel Adapters (HCAs) support CPU offload of transport operations and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) for efficient computing.
Connect-IB adapters deliver the highest throughput of 100Gb/s utilising PCI Express 3.0 x16, scaling with innovative transport services, sub-microsecond latency and 130 million messages per second. The company states that this message rate is four times higher than competing solutions. New in Connect-IB, Dynamic Transport operation support offers unlimited scalability and end-to-end data protection for data reliability.