Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controllers (MAC) with PCI Express 3.0 deliver high-bandwidth and industry-leading Ethernet connectivity for Open Compute server and storage applications in Web 2.0, Enterprise Data Centers and Cloud infrastructure.
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. ConnectX-3 EN improves network performance by increasing available bandwidth while decreasing the associ-ated transport load on the CPU especially in virtualized server environments.
ConnectX-3 EN 10GbE OCP for Open computeproject adhere to Server specifications revision 0.5.
World-Class Ethernet Performance
RDMA over Converged Ethernet-ConnectX-3 utilizing IBTA RoCE technology provides efficient RDMA services, delivering low-latency and high-performance to bandwidth and latency sensitive applications. With link-level interoperability in existing Ethernet infrastructure, Network Admin-istrators can leverage existing data center fabric management solutions.
Sockets Acceleration- Applications utilizing TCP/UDP/IP transport can achieve industry-leading throughput over 10GbE. The hardware-based stateless offload and flow steering engines in ConnectX-3 reduce the CPU overhead of IP packet transport, freeing more processor cycles to work on the application. Sockets accelera-tion software further increases performance for latency sensitive applications.
I/O Virtualization - ConnectX-3 EN with Virtual Intelligent Queuing (Virtual-IQ) technology provides dedicated adapter resources and guaran-teed isolation and protection for virtual machines (VM) within the server. ConnectX-3 EN gives data center managers better server utilization and LAN and SAN unification while reducing costs, power, and complexity.
Quality of Service - Resource allocation per application or per VM is provided and protected by the advanced QoS supported by ConnectX-3 EN. Service levels for multiple traffic types can be based on IETF DiffServ or IEEE 802.1p/Q allowing system administrators to prioritize traffic by appli-cation, virtual machine, or protocol. This powerful combination of QoS and prioritization provides the ultimate fine-grained control of traffic - ensuring that applications run smoothly in today's complex environments.
ConnectX-3 EN is supported by a full suite of software drivers for Microsoft Windows, Linux distributions, VMware and Citrix XENServer. ConnectX-3 EN supports stateless offload and is fully interoperable with standard TCP/UDP/IP stacks. ConnectX-3 EN supports various manage- ment interfaces and has a rich set of configuring and management tools across operating systems.