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 associated transport load on the CPU especially in virtualized server environments. ConnectX-3 EN 10GbE OCP for Open compute project 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 Administrators can leverage existing data center fabric management solutions.
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 accelertion software further increases performance for latency sensitive applications.
ConnectX-3 EN with Virtual Intelligent Queuing (Virtual-IQ) technology provides dedicated adapter resources and guaranteed 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 application, 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 management interfaces and has a rich set of configuringand management tools across operating systems.