Mellanox ConnectX-6 VPI

ConnectX®-6 Single/Dual-Port Adapter supporting 200Gb/s with VPI

Benefits

  • Industry-leading throughput, low latency, low CPU utilization and high message rate
  • Innovative rack design for storage and Machine Learning based on Host Chaining technology
  • Smart interconnect for x86, Power, ARM, and GPU-based compute and storage platforms
  • Advanced storage capabilities including NVMe over Fabric offloads
  • Intelligent network adapter supporting flexible pipeline programmability
  • Cutting-edge performance in virtualized networks including Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Enabler for efficient service chaining capabilities

 

Product Brief

 

Intelligent ConnectX-6 adapter cards, the newest additions to the Mellanox Smart Interconnect suite and supporting Co-Design and In-Network Compute, introduce new acceleration engines for maximizing High Performance, Machine Learning, Web 2.0, Cloud, Data Analytics and Storage platforms.

ConnectX-6 with Virtual Protocol Interconnect® supports two ports of 200Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity, sub-600 nanosecond latency, and 200 million messages per second, providing the highest performance and most flexible solution for the most demanding applications and markets.

ConnectX-6 VPI delivers the highest throughput and message rate in the industry. As the first adapter to deliver 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand, 100Gb/s HDR100 InfiniBand and 200Gb/s Ethernet speeds, ConnectX-6 VPI is the perfect product to lead HPC data centers toward Exascale levels of performance and scalability.*For illustration only. Actual product may vary.

ConnectX-6 offers a crucial innovation to network security by providing block-level encryption. Data in transit undergoes encryption and decryption as it is stored or retrieved. The encryption/decryption is offloaded by the ConnectX-6 hardware, saving latency and offloading CPU. ConnectX-6 block-level encryption offload enables protection between users sharing the same resources, as different encryption keys can be used.

Key Features

  • HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand or 200Gb/s Ethernet per port and all lower speeds
  • Up to 200M messages/second
  • Tag Matching and Rendezvous Offloads
  • Adaptive Routing on Reliable Transport
  • Burst Buffer Offloads for Background Checkpointing
  • NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) Target Offloads
  • Back-End Switch Elimination by Host Chaining
  • Enhanced vSwitch / vRouter Offloads
  • Flexible Pipeline
  • RoCE for Overlay Networks
  • PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 Support
  • Erasure Coding offload
  • IBM CAPI v2 support
  • T10-DIF Signature Handover
  • Mellanox PeerDirect™ communication acceleration
  • Hardware offloads for NVGRE and VXLAN encapsulated traffic
  • End-to-end QoS and congestion control
  • Hardware-based I/O virtualization