Mellanox Technologies is offering its 40GbE NIC as a proposed contribution to the Open Compute Project.
The new 40GbE NIC uses Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 Pro ICs and is designed to meet OCP specifications. It supports RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE).
“Mellanox has been active in the OCP Network Project and has contributed to the open hardware and software model to help achieve OCP’s vision for true open standards and faster pace in network technology innovation,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We’re pleased to continue our collaborations with Facebook in delivering 40GbE NIC technology to OCP to deliver unmatched performance and rich feature-sets that enable superior data center productivity and efficiency.”