Mellanox has announced the release of the latest ConnectX-based card. The ConnectX-2 EN 40G converged network adapter card will be the world’s first to reach 40Gbps. The new adapter was designed to allow users and applications to get the most out of the growing density of multi-core processors.
Mellanox is committed to delivering high bandwidth, low-latency solutions to drive efficiency and productivity while lowering costs for data centers and cloud computing,” said Eyal Waldman, chairman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. “ConnectX-2 EN 40G delivers the industry’s highest Ethernet bandwidth to unleash the performance potential of the latest multi-core CPUs, and provides the best return on investment for compute and storage infrastructure to end-users in terms of capital and operational expenses.”
The new card will support hardware-based I/O virtualization including Single Root I/O Virtualization [SR-IOV]. It also simplifies FCoE [fibre channel over ethernet] with T11 Fibre Channel frame encapsulation support and hardware offloads. The card connects to one’s network via one QSFP connector, suitable for use with copper or fibre optic cables. For more info on the speedy cards from Mellanox, read their full release here.