Mellanox SX6036 InfiniBand Switch
Built with Mellanox's sixth latest SwitchX® InfiniBand switch device, the SX6036 provides up to thirty-six 56Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port. These stand-alone switches are an ideal choice for top-ofrack leaf connectivity or for building small to extremely large sized clusters. FDR InfiniBand technology moves from 8b/10b encoding to a more efficient 64/66 encoding while increasing the per lane signaling rate to 14Gb/s. Mellanox end-to-end systems can also take advantage of the efficiency of 64/66 encoding using Mellanox FDR-10 supporting 20% more bandwidth over QDR using the same cables/connectors designed for 40GbE.
WHY SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK (SDN)?
Data center networks have become exceedingly complex. IT managers cannot optimize the networks for their applications leading to high CAPEX/OPEX, low ROI and IT headaches. Mellanox InfiniBand SDN Switches ensure separation between control and data planes. InfiniBand enables centralized management and view of network. Enabled are programmability of the network by external applications as well as a cost effective, simple and flat interconnect infrastructure. The SX6036 enables efficient computing with features such as static routing, adaptive routing, and congestion control. These features ensure the maximum effective fabric bandwidth by eliminating congestion hot spots.