Driving Data Centre Performance

Driving Data Centre Performance

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure.

Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services.

 

Products Overview

 

The demand for more computing power, efficiency and scalability is constantly accelerating in the HPC, Cloud, Web 2.0, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Storage markets. To address these demands Mellanox provides complete end-to-end solutions (silicon, adapter cards, switch systems, cables and software) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet networking technologies.

 

As a lead Mellanox European Distribution partner, M2M Enterprise suply and support a complete range of Mellanox products and solutions including:

Ethernet Switches

Mellanox provides the highest performing Open Ethernet switch systems at speeds of 10/25/40/50/100/200/400Gb/s, enabling Data Centers, Cloud Computing, Storage, Web2.0 and High Performance Computing applications to operate at maximum functionality at any scale.

Mellanox’s scale-out Ethernet products enable users to benefit from a far more scalable, lower latency, and virtualized fabric with lower overall fabric costs and power consumption, greater efficiencies, and simplified management than traditional Ethernet fabrics.

The Open Ethernet family includes a broad portfolio of 1RU-sized switches, ranging from 12 ports to 64 ports and with speeds from 1Gb/s to 100Gb/s, allowing the construction of purpose-built data centers at any scale with any desired blocking ratio.

 

Available in:

SN2700 - The 10/25/40/50/56/100Gb/s Ethernet switch data centers demand

The SN2700 switch provides the highest density 100GbE switching solution for the growing demands of today’s data centers environments. The SN2700 switch is an ideal spine and top of rack (ToR) solution, allowing maximum flexibility, with port speeds spanning from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s per port and port density that enables full rack connectivity to any server at any speed. The flexible port speed configuration allows a variety of blocking ratios that suit any application requirement.

 

 

 

 

SN2410 - Highest performance 10/25/40/50/56/100GbE ToR switching solution

The SN2410 switch provides the highest performance 100GbE top of rack switching solution for the growing demands of today’s data centers environments. The SN2410 switch is an ideal top of rack (ToR) solution, allowing maximum flexibility, with port speeds spanning from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s per port. Its optimized port configuration enables high-speed rack connectivity to any server at 10GbE or 25GbE speeds. The 100GbE uplink ports allow a variety of blocking ratios that suit any application requirement.

 

 

 

 

SN2100* - High density, side-by-side 10/25/40/50/56/100GbE switching solution

The SN2100* switch provides a high density, side-by-side 100GbE switching solution which scales up to 128 25GbE ports in 1RU for the growing demands of today’s database, storage and data centers environments. The SN2100* switch is an ideal spine and top of rack (ToR) solution, allowing maximum flexibility, with port speeds spanning from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s per port and port density that enables full rack connectivity to any server at any speed. The flexible port speed configuration allows a variety of blocking ratios that suit any application requirement.
* Cumulus Linux available in Q2 2016.

 

 

 

 

SX1710 - The switch to excel and enable SDN

The SX1710 switch system enables data center applications at the highest performance for best return on investment. The SDN switch is ideally suited as a top-of-rack access switch providing up to 56GbE connectivity to servers and uplinks to the next level of aggregation switching. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX®-2 silicon and advanced hardware design, tt has a rich set of networking and application performance features that excel and enable Software Defined Networking in any data center, making this switch the perfect solution for your network.

SX1410 - First non-blocking top of rack SDN switch

With industry leading density, power efficiency and low latency, the SX1410 is the first non-blocking top of rack SDN switch providing unmatched performance advantage while lowering capital and operational expenditures.

The SX1410, is the optimal top of rack switch with 48 port of 10GbE and 12 uplink ports of 40/56GbE for non-blocking throughput between rack and aggregation layer. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX®-2 silicon and advanced hardware design this switch packs 48 SFP+ and 12 QSFP interfaces in an ultra-dense 1U form factor.

The SX1410 features industry leading latency of 250ns and power efficiency while providing optimal performance for enterprise data center, financial services, Web 2.0, high performance computing and cloud computing applications.

 

SX1012 - High density, side-by-side, ideal storage/database switch

The SX1012 switch system provides the highest-performing top-of-rack (ToR) solution in a half-width 1U form factor by delivering up to 1.3Tb/s of non-blocking throughput with 10GbE or 40/56GbE form factor.

The SX1012 is the ideal top-of-rack (ToR) switch for small pods connecting a small number of servers with 40GbE. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX®-2 silicon and advanced hardware design, each QSFP port can be used with a passive breakout cable to create four discrete SFP+ interfaces to be used as 10GbE ports, for a total of 48-ports on the smallest form factor 10GbE ToR in the industry.

 

SX1016 - Most economical high performing switch

With industry-leading density, power efficiency and low-latency, the SX1016 provides data centers with significant performance and scalability advantages while lowering operating expenses.

The SX1016 is an economical, high-performance 64-port 10GbE switch providing 1.28Tb/s of linerate performance. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX®-2 silicon and advanced hardware design, the switch packs 64 SFP+ interfaces in an ultra-dense 1U form factor. The SX1016 features industry leading latency of 250ns and power of less than 1.8W per port, providing optimal performance and efficiency for enterprise data center, financial services, Web 2.0, HPC and cloud computing applications.

 

SX1024 - The first non-blocking top of rack switch

With industry leading density, power efficiency and low latency, the SX1024 is the first non-blocking top of rack switch providing unmatched performance advantage while lowering operating expenses.

The SX1024, is the optimal top of rack switch with 48 port of 10GbE and 12 uplink ports of 40/56GbE for non-blocking throughput between rack and aggregation layer. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX®-2 silicon and advanced hardware design this switch packs 48 SFP+ and 12 QSFP interfaces in an ultra-dense 1U form factor. The SX1024 features industry leading latency of 250ns and power efficiency while providing optimal performance for enterprise data center, financial services, web 2.0, high performance computing and cloud computing applications.

 

SX1024(52) - Optimal top of rack switch

With industry leading density, power efficiency and low latency, the SX1024(52) is the optimal top of rack switch with 48 ports of 10GbE and 4 uplink ports of 40/56GbE upgradeable to 12 uplink ports for non-blocking throughput between rack and aggregation layer. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX®-2 silicon and advanced hardware design this switch packs 48 SFP+ and 4 QSFP interfaces in a 1U form factor. The SX1024(52) features industry leading latency of 250ns and power efficiency while providing optimal performance for enterprise data center, financial services, web 2.0, high performance computing and cloud computing applications.

 

 

 

SX1036 - Highest-performing fabric solution

The SX1036 switch system provides the highest-performing fabric solution in a 1U form factor by delivering up to 2.88Tb/s of non-blocking throughput to High-Performance Computing, High Frequency Trading and Enterprise Data Centers, with ultra-low latency.

Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX®-2 silicon and advanced hardware design, the SX1036 is ideally suited as a top-of-rack access switch providing 10GbE connectivity to servers and 40/56GbE uplinks to the next level of aggregation switching. The SX1036 switch has a rich set of networking and application performance features that excel in any data center, making this switch the perfect solution for your network.

 

 

 

Mellanox Ethernet Switch Highlights

  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) support
  • Efficiency
  • Easy scale from one to thousands of nodes and switches
    • Configure and manage the data center from a single location
  • Elasticity
    • Low-latency at any port speed
    • Full cut-through switching
    • Arranged and organized Data Center
    • Supports speeds of 1/10/25/40/50/100/200/400GbE
    • Easy deployment
    • Easy maintenance
  • Unprecedented performance
    • Line rate performance on all ports at any speed
    • Storage and server applications run faster
  • Running MLNX-OS, Cumulus Linux, SONiC and native Linux.
    • Alternative operating systems over ONIE

InfiniBand/VPI Adapter Cards

 

Data centers, high scale storage systems and cloud computing require I/O services such as bandwidth, consolidation and unification, and flexibility. Mellanox InfiniBand adapters provide advanced levels of data center IT performance, efficiency and scalability. In addition, Mellanox’s InfiniBand adapters support traffic consolidation and provides hardware acceleration for server virtualization. 

 

InfiniBand/VPI Adapter Silicon

 

Mellanox leads the industry with the world’s fastest and most intelligent InfiniBand adapters. Perfect for energy-efficient LOM designs, Mellanox InfiniBand adapters lead the market in latency and bandwidth performance. 

 

Ethernet Adapter Cards

 

Mellanox adapter cards are designed to drive the full performance of Ethernet fabrics, leading the market in performance, throughput, and lowest latency. Mellanox’s Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC) deliver high-bandwidth and industry leading connectivity with stateless offloads. ConnectX adapter cards provide the highest performing and most flexible interconnect solution for Enterprise Data Centers, Storage, and Embedded environments. 

 

Ethernet Adapter Silicon

 

Mellanox delivers high-bandwidth and industry-leading Ethernet connectivity for performance-driven server and storage applications in Enterprise Data Centers and Embedded environments. Clustered databases, web infrastructure, and high frequency trading are just a few applications that will achieve significant throughput and latency improvements resulting in faster access, real-time response and more users per server. 

 

InfiniBand Switch Systems

 

Mellanox Switch-IB based InfiniBand switch devices provide the highest-performing fabric solution by delivering high-bandwidth and low-latency to Enterprise Data Centers, High-Performance Computing and Embedded environments. Networks built with Mellanox switch systems can carry converged traffic with the combination of assured bandwidth and granular quality of service. 

 

InfiniBand Switch Silicon

 

Mellanox’s performance leading switch silicon ICs enable OEMs to build the highest performing server and storage system interconnect solution for Enterprise Data Centers, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, High-Performance Computing, and embedded environments. With reduced power, footprint and fully integrated PHY capabilities,

Mellanox’s switch silicon ICs provide network architects critical feature-sets to enable fabric-flexible server and storage systems to meet the increasing performance demands of their customers. Mellanox’s switching IC further improves the company’s tradition of leading bandwidth, low-latency, and scalability by integrating Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology – allowing both high performance InfiniBand and Ethernet traffic to exist on a single ‘one-wire’ fabric. 

 

Ethernet Switch Silicon

 

The Spectrum Ethernet switching IC from Mellanox further improves the company’s tradition of leading bandwidth, low-latency, scalability, and flexibility, addressing end-user requirements for faster and more robust applications, and integrating advanced networking functionality for Ethernet fabrics. 

 

Gateway Systems

 

Mellanox’s series of gateway systems provided data centers with the ability to deploy I/O consolidation solutions using InfiniBand or Ethernet as the convergence fabric of choice. Mellanox gateway systems enables data centers to operate at high-performance network speeds on the hosts, while at the same time, connect to lower speed Ethernet LAN networks and Fibre Channel SAN networks, providing I/O consolidation. 

 

Long-Haul Systems

 

Mellanox’s family of long-haul systems delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution to enable compute clusters and converged data centers to operate at any scale and any distances. Mellanox’s MetroX solutions enable connections between data centers deployed across multiple geographically distributed sites, extending Mellanox world-leading interconnect benefits beyond local data centers and storage clusters. 

 

NPU & Multicore Processors

 

Mellanox provides a range of powerful and flexible data-path processing solutions that drive networking systems in carrier, cloud, data-center and enterprise networks.

High performance and flexibility underscore Mellanox solutions and enable building high-throughput systems with layer 2-3 switching and routing, layer 4-7 stateful session processing and packet payload inspection, along with fine-grained traffic management. Furthermore, Mellanox’s BlueField system-on-a-chip (SoC) integrates ConnectX interconnect and ARM processor architectures into a single device, targeting I/O intensive and compute intensive applications that combine data-plane and control-plane services for storage and networking.

 

Management Software

 

Mellanox’s comprehensive suite of management software provides an innovative application-centric approach to bridge the gap between servers, applications and fabric elements. Mellanox’s Management Software’s revolutionary fabric model allows users to manage fabrics as a set of business related entities such as time critical applications or services, and enables fabric monitoring and performance optimization on the application-logical level rather than just at the individual port or device level. 

 

Accelerator Software

 

Mellanox provides a unique family of application accelerator products that together with Mellanox’s high performance scale-out InfiniBand and Ethernet switches provide the highest performing solutions in the market. Mellanox’s application accelerator software solutions reduce latency, increase throughput, and offload CPU cycles, enhancing the performance of applications while eliminating the need for large investments in hardware infrastructure. 

 

HPC-X

 

Mellanox HPC-X is a comprehensive software package that includes MPI, SHMEM and UPC communications libraries. HPC-X also includes various acceleration packages to improve both the performance and scalability of applications running on top of these libraries, including MXM (Mellanox Messaging) which accelerates the underlying send/receive (or put/get) messages, and FCA (Fabric Collectives Accelerations) which accelerates the underlying collective operations used by the MPI/PGAS languages.

This full-featured, tested and packaged version of HPC software enables MPI, SHMEM and PGAS programming languages to scale to extremely large clusters by improving on memory and latency related efficiencies, and to assure that the communication libraries are fully optimized of the Mellanox interconnect solutions. 

 

Switch Software

 

The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch portfolio introduces a variety of Network Operating Systems (NOS), as well as Software Development Tools and Linux drivers, to allow independent best of breed selection of both software and hardware. 

 

Software Drivers and Tools

 

Mellanox offers High Performance Interconnect Software for HPC and Enterprise Data Centers. Mellanox Ethernet, InfiniBand and VPI drivers, protocol software and tools are supported by respective major OS Vendors and Distributions Inbox or by Mellanox where noted. Mellanox also supports all major processor architectures. 

 

Interconnect

 

Mellanox’s LinkX™ interconnect are a cost-effective solution for connecting high bandwidth fabrics, extending the benefits of Mellanox’s high-performance InfiniBand and 10/40/56/100 Gigabit Ethernet adapters throughout the network. In addition to meeting or exceeding IBTA and IEEE standards, Mellanox Certified cables are 100% tested on Mellanox equipment to ensure optimal signal integrity and the best end-to-end performance. With Mellanox interconnect you will experience trouble-free installation and long-term operation. 

 

Heat Sinks

 

Mellanox heat sinks are part and parcel of Mellanox’s end-to-end solutions that have been successfully deployed in thousands of Data Center and HPC applications across the globe. Mellanox offers heat sinks that are especially designed for its adapter and switch silicon devices in order to guarantee the best thermal performance and product longevity. 

 

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