Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mellanox Releases 36-port, 40 Gbps InfiniBand Chip

Mellanox Technologies released a 36-port, 40Gbps InfiniBand InfiniScale IV switch chip designed for next-gen data centers. Key capabilities includes:

  • 6X the switching and data capacity vs. 24-port 10GigE switch devices

  • 4X the storage I/O throughput critical for backup, snapshot and quickly loading large datasets vs. 8Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs

  • 10X lower end-to-end latency performance of mission-critical clustered applications vs. iWARP and 10GigE switch solutions

  • 3X the server and storage node cluster scalability when building a 3-tier CLOS fabric vs. 24-port 10GigE switch devices.

Mellanox said its InfiniScale IV integrates traffic management capabilities including congestion control, adaptive routing, multiple subnet support, and port monitoring and mirroring, optimizing total cluster performance and manageability.

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