World-class Price and Performance
The Mellanox M2401G 20Gb/s InfiniBand Switch Blade for Dell PowerEdge M1000w-series Blade Enclosures provides a high bandwidth, low latency, low power fabric for Enterprise Data Center and High-Performance Computing environments.
Based on the third generation InfiniScale III InfiniBand switch device, the platform delivers an ideal balance between cost and performance. When used in conjunction with ConnectX InfiniBand dual port I/O cards clustered data bases, parallelized applications and transactional services applications will achieve significant performance improvements resulting in reduced completion time and lower cost per operation.
The 24-port switch blade supports up to 16 server blades while providing 8 ports for connecting to a larger InfiniBand fabric. The non-blocking architecture ensures that each port will provide the full 20Gb/s of bi-directional bandwidth while the advanced scheduling engine supports quality of service for up to 9 traffic classes.
The M2401G delivers director-class availability required for mission-critical applications environments, When fully populated the PowerEdge M1000e chassis can support up to four M2401G switch blades for maximum server throughput and redundancy. The switch blade is hot-swappable, enabling expansion without server interruption.
The M2401G is easily managed through any IBTA compliant subnet manager. Mellanox recommends installing and running on each server blade Mellanox OpenFabrics software stack. Any server can then run the subnet manager along with the switch management tools.
Port configuration and data paths can be set up automatically or customized to meet the needs of the application. Firmware can be updated in-band for simple network maintenance.