- Manufacturer Part Number: MSX6018F-1SFS
- Number of Infiniband Ports: 18
- Data Transfer Rate: 56 Gbit/s
- Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
- Expansion Slot Type: QSFP
- Manageable: Yes
- Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
- Form Factor: Rack-mountable
- Height: 1.7″
- Width: 16.8″
- Depth: 24.7″
- Weight (Approximate): 19.80 lb
- Environmentally Friendly: Yes
- Environmental Certification: RoHS-6
- Limited Warranty: 1 Year
SX6018 switch system provides the highest performing fabric solution in a 1U form factor by delivering up to 2Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth with 200ns port-to-port latency.
Scaling-Out Data Centers with Fourteen Data Rate (FDR) InfiniBand
Faster servers based on PCIe 3.0, combined with high-performance storage and applications that use increasingly complex computations, are causing data bandwidth requirements to spiral upward. As servers are deployed with next generation processors, High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments and Enterprise Data Centers (EDC) will need every last bit of bandwidth delivered with Mellanox’s next generation of FDR InfiniBand highspeed smart switches.
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 40 GbE.
Sustained Network Performance
Built with Mellanox’s sixth generation SwitchX®-2 InfiniBand switch device, the SX6018 provides up to eighteen 56Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port. These stand-alone switches are an ideal choice for top-of-rack leaf connectivity or for building small to extremely large sized clusters.