SX6036 36-port Non-blocking Managed FDR10 InfiniBand Switch System
SX6036 switch system provides the highest performing fabric solution in a 1U form factor by delivering 4Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth with 165ns port-to-port latency.
FDR InfiniBand technology moves from 8b/10b encoding to the 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 on 4x10.3Gb/s links using Mellanox FDR-10 supporting 20% more bandwidth over QDR using the same cables/connectors designed for 40Gb/s Ethernet.
Built with Mellanox’s 5th generation SwitchX® InfiniBand switch device, the SX6036 is an ideal choice for top-of-rack leaf connectivity or for building small to medium sized clusters. The SX6036 is designed to carry converged LAN and SAN traffic with the combination of assured bandwidth and granular Quality of Service (QoS).
The SX6036 enables efficient computing with features such as static routing, adaptive routing, and advanced congestion management. These features ensure the maximum effective fabric bandwidth by eliminating congestion hot spots. Whether used for parallel computation or as a converged fabric, the SX6000 family of switches provides the industry’s best traffic-carrying capacity, making it easy to build clusters that can scale-out to thousands-of nodes.
The SX6036 supports reversible airflow making the design fit into data centers with different thermal designs. Redundant and hot swappable power supplies and fans provide high availability for both High-Performance and Enterprise Data Center applications.SX6036 comes with an onboard subnet manager, enabling simple, out-of-the-box fabric bring-up for up to 648 nodes. The SX6036 MLNX-OS™ software delivers complete chassis management, to manage the firmware, power supplies, fans, ports and other interfaces.
The SX6036 can also be coupled with Mellanox’s Unified Fabric Manager (UFM™) software for managing scale-out InfiniBand computing environments. UFM enables data center operators to efficiently provision, monitor and operate the modern data center fabric. UFM boosts application performance and ensures that the fabric is up and running at all times. UFM can also enhance MLNX-OS with UFM Diag diagnostic tools to check node-node, node-switch connectivity and cluster topology view.
- 36 ports in a 1U switch
- 4.032Tb/s switching capacity
- FDR10 support for Forward Error Correction (FEC)
- IBTA Specification 1.3 and 1.2.1 compliant
- Quality of Service enforcement
- Port Mirroring
- Adaptive routing
- Congestion control
- Reversible air flow
- Redundant power supplies
- Replaceable fan drawers
- Up to 8 multiple switch partitions**
- InfiniBand to InfiniBand Routing**
- Industry-leading, switch platform in performance, power, and density
- Highest ROI - designed for energy and cost savings
- Low latency
- Granular QoS for Cluster, LAN and SAN traffic
- Quick and easy setup and management
- Maximizes performance by removing fabric congestions
- Fabric Management for cluster and converged I/O applications