Scan code: LN96449 Manufacturer code: MCX556A-EDAT

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ex VPI Dual Port 100G Network Adapter Card

Mellanox MCX556A-EDAT ConnectX-5 Ex VPI Adapter Card, PCIe4.0 x16, EDR InfiniBand + 100GbE Dual-Port QSFP28, FH Bracket

Scan code: LN96449 Manufacturer code: MCX556A-EDAT
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Product Overview Mellanox MCX556A-EDAT ConnectX-5 Ex VPI Adapter Card EDR IB and 100GbE Dual-Port QSFP28 PCIe4.0 x16 Tall Bracket ROHS R6
Intelligent ConnectX-5 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, Web 2.0, Cloud, Data Analytics and Storage platforms.

ConnectX-5 with Virtual Protocol Interconnect supports two ports of 100Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity, sub-600 nanosecond latency, and very high message rate, plus PCIe switch and NVMe over Fabric offloads, providing the highest performance and most flexible solution for the most demanding applications and markets.

ConnectX-5 enables higher HPC performance with new Message Passing Interface (MPI) offloads, such as MPI Tag Matching and MPI AlltoAll operations, advanced dynamic routing, and new capabilities to perform various data algorithms.

Moreover, ConnectX-5 Accelerated Switching and Packet Processing (ASAP2™) technology enhances offloading of virtual switches, for example, Open V-Switch (OVS), which results in significantly higher data transfer performance without overloading the CPU. Together with native RDMA and RoCE support, ConnectX-5 dramatically improves Cloud and NFV platform efficiency.

For in-depth Specifications & Features please see the PDF documents below:

Product Brief
Data Sheet

User Manual
Data Sheet Features • Dual Ports, each at up to 100Gb/s.
• Tag matching and rendezvous offloads.
• Adaptive routing on reliable transport.
• Burst buffer offloads for background checkpointing.
• NVMe over Fabric (NVMe-oF) offloads.
• Back-end switch elimination by host chaining.
• Embedded PCIe switch.
• Enhanced vSwitch/vRouter offloads.
• Flexible pipeline.
• RoCE for overlay networks.
• PCIe Gen 4 support*.
*Tested and certified with PCIe 3.0 servers. PCIe 4.0 interface will be tested when servers with Gen 4.0 support become available.

• Up to 100Gb/s connectivity per port.
• Industry-leading throughput, low latency, low CPU utilization and high message rate.
• Maximizes data center ROI with Multi-Host technology.
• 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.
• Efficient I/O consolidation, lowering data center costs and complexity.

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Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ex VPI Dual Port 100G Network Adapter Card
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