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World-Class Performance Ethernet SmartNICs Product Line

Ethernet Network Adapters with Advanced Hardware Accelerators, Unequaled RoCE Capabilities and Enhanced Security, Enabling Data Center Efficiency and Scalability.

Mellanox®EthernetNetworkInterfaceCards(NICs)enablethehighestdatacenterperformanceforhyperscale, public and private clouds, storage, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data and telco platforms

World-Class Performance and Scale

Mellanox ConnectX Ethernet SmartNICs offer best-in-class network performance serving low-latency, high throughput applications at 10, 25, 40, 50, 100 and up to 200 Gb/s Ethernet speeds. Mellanox Ethernet adapters deliver industry-leading connectivity for performance-driven server and storage applications. These ConnectX adapter cards enable high bandwidth coupled with ultra-low latency for diverse applications and systems, resulting in faster access and real-time responses.

ConnectX adapter cards provide best-in-class performance and efficient computing through advanced acceleration and offload capabilities, including RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF), virtual switch offloads, GPU communication acceleration, hardware acceleration for virtualization, and the connectivity of multiple compute or storage hosts to a single interconnect adapter. ConnectX network acceleration technology frees the CPU resources for compute tasks, allowing for higher scalability and efficiencywithin.

ConnectX adapter cards are part of Mellanox’s complete end-to-end Ethernet networking portfolio for data centers which also includes Open Ethernet switches, applicationacceleration packages, and cabling to deliver a unique price-performance value proposition for network and storage solutions. Using Mellanox, IT managers can be assured of the highest performance, reliability and most efficient network fabric at the lowest cost for the best return on investment.


Advanced Switching and Packet Processing

Mellanox ConnectX adapters provide comprehensive support for virtualized data centers with Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), allowing dedicated adapter resources and virtual machine isolation and protection. I/O virtualization improves server utilization and LAN and SAN unification while reducing cost, power andcable complexity.

Virtual machines running in a server traditionally use hypervisor’s switch capabilities, such as Open vSwitch (OVS). Mellanox ASAP- Accelerated Switching and Packet Processing® technology allows offloading theimplementation of a virtual switch or virtual router by handling the data plane in the NIC hardware, withoutmodifying the control plane. This achieves significantly higher Switch/vRouter performance without the associated CPU load.

RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)

Mellanox adapter cards offer RoCE to provide efficient data transfer with very low latencies on Ethernet networks — a key factor in maximizing a cluster’s ability to process data instantaneously. With theincreasing use of fast and distributed storage, data centers have reached the point of yet anotherdisruptive change, making RoCE a must in today’s data centers. In ConnectX-5 and above, RoCE can operate in lossy fabrics without the need to configure PFC or ECN.

Security from Zero Trust to Hero Trust

In an era where privacy of information is key and zero trust is the rule, Mellanox ConnectX Ethernetadapters bring security down to the end-points, with unprecedented performance and scalability. MellanoxConnectX adapters support secure firmware update, while options for AES-XTS block-level data-at-rest encryption/decryption offload are available starting from ConnectX-6. ConnectX-6 Dx also includes IPsec and TLS data-in-motion inline encryption/decryption offload, as well as enables a hardware-based L4 firewall. For an added level of security, ConnectX-6 Dx uses embedded Hardware Root-of-Trust (RoT) toimplement secure boot.

FlexibleMellanoxMulti-Host® Technology

Mellanox Multi-Host provides high flexibility and major savings in building next generation, scalable data centers. Mellanox Multi-Host enables separating a single interconnect adapter PCIe interface into multiple and independent PCIe interfaces, without degrading performance. For better power and performance management, Mellanox enables designingand building scale-out heterogeneous compute and storage racks with direct connectivityamong compute elements, storage elements and the network, minimizing CAPEX and OPEX.

Accelerated Storage

A consolidated compute and storage network achieves significant cost-performance advantages over multi-fabric networks. Standard block and file access protocols leverage RDMA to achieve high-performance storage access. Supporting a rich variety of storageprotocols,Mellanoxadapters enablepartnerstobuildhyperconvergedplatformswherethecompute and storage nodes are co-located and share the same infrastructure. Leveraging RDMA, Mellanox adapters enhance numerous storage protocols, such as iSCSI over RDMA (iSER), NFS RDMA, and SMB Direct. Moreover, ConnectX adapters also offer NVMe-oF protocols and offloads, enhancing the utilization of NVMe based storage appliances. Another storage related hardware offload is the Signature Handover mechanism based on an advanced T-10/DIF implementation.

Enhancing Machine Learning Application Performance

Mellanox Ethernet adapters with built-in advanced acceleration and RDMA capabilities deliver best-in-class latency, bandwidth and message rates, coupled with low CPU utilization. Mellanox PeerDirect® technology with NVIDIA GPUDirectTM RDMA enables adapters with direct peer-to- peer communication to GPU memory with no interruption to CPU operations. Mellanox adapters also deliver the highest scalability, efficiency, and performance for a variety of applications, including bioscience, media and entertainment, automotive design, computational fluiddynamics and manufacturing, weather research and forecasting, as well as oil and gas industry modeling.


Mellanox host management sideband implementations enable remote monitor and controlcapabilities using RBT, MCTP over SMBus, and MCTP over PCIe – Baseboard protocolsusing these interfaces. Mellanox adapters support these protocols to offer numerous
Host Management features including PLDM for Firmware Update, network boot in UEFI driver,UEFI secure boot, and more. Management Controller (BMC) interface, which supports both NC-SI and PLDM management

Various Form Factors

Mellanox offers a variety of adapters in different form factors to meet the specific needs of
any data center. In addition to standard PCIe adapter cards, Mellanox offers Open ComputeProject (OCP) cards; these integrate into the most cost-efficient, energy- efficient and scalableenterprise and hyperscale data centers, delivering leading connectivity for performance-drivenserverandstorageapplications.ConnectXOCPadaptercardsareavailablesupportingOCP Specifications 2.0 and 3.0.

Another unique form-factor network adapter consisting of two PCIe cards, whose PCIe lanes are split between two slots. This configuration maximizes
PCIe bandwidth beyond a server’s single
PCIe slot limit, such as when connecting x32

lanes of PCIe gen 3.0 to achieve 200GbE. This configuration is also very useful in dual socket servers that utilize Mellanox Socket Direct®technology.

Broad Software Support

All Mellanox adapter cards are supported by a full suite of drivers for Linux majordistributions, Microsoft® Windows®, VMware vSphere® and FreeBSD®. Drivers are also available inbox in Linux main distributions, Windows and VMware.

ConnectX®-6 Dx Adapter Cards

ConnectX-6 Dx is the world’s most advanced cloud SmartNIC, providing up to two portsof 25, 50 or 100 Gb/s, or a single port of 200Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, powered by50Gb/s per lane PAM4 SerDes technology and PCIe 4.0 host connectivity. Continuing along Mellanox’s innovation path in scalable cloud fabrics, ConnectX-6 Dx provides unparalleled performance and efficiency at every scale. ConnectX-6 Dx’s innovative hardware offload engines, including IPsec, TLS inline data-in-motion encryption and AES-XTS block level encryption, are ideal for enabling secure network connectivity

in modern data-center and storage environments. Additionally, ConnectX-6 Dx offers improvements through offloading capabilities such as Zero Touch RoCE and VirtIO Hardware acceleration, alongside Mellanox Multi-Host and other performanceimprovements.

ConnectX®-6 Adapter Cards

ConnectX-6, the world’s first 200Gb/s Ethernet network adapter card, offers world- leading performance, smart offloads and In-Network Computing. Delivering two
ports of up to 200GbE connectivity using PAM4 technology, sub-800ns latency and industry-leading 215 million messages per second, ConnectX-6 offers new featuresand performance improvements over previous versions, such as data-at-rest storageencryption and advanced host-chaining. ConnectX-6 network adapters are available for PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 servers, with x32 or x16 lanes option, and provide support for 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, and 200 GbE speeds in standup PCIe card (single or dual-slot) and OCP 3.0 form factors, as well as Mellanox Multi-Host® and Mellanox Socket Direct®offerings.

ConnectX®-5 Adapter Cards

ConnectX-5 adapter cards provide up to two ports of 100GbE connectivity, 750ns latency, and up to 200 million messages per second, while also delivering innovativeaccelerations to storage workloads, such as Signature Handover (T10-DIF) in hardware, an embedded PCIe Switch and NVMe over Fabric Targets offloads. ConnectX-5 network adapters bring advanced OVS offloads to telecommunication and cloud data centers; are also available for PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 servers (ConnectX-5 Ex); provide support for 25, 40, 50 and 100 GbE speeds in standup PCIe card, OCP 2.0, 3.0 and OEM-customized form factors; and also offer advanced Mellanox Multi-Host and Mellanox Socket Direct.

ConnectX®-4 Lx Adapter Cards

ConnectX-4 Lx adapter cards are the perfect flexible, agile and high performance
NIC for cloud applications, supporting 10/25/40/50 GbE connectivity and providing
an unmatched combination of bandwidth with sub-microsecond latency and a highmessage rate. ConnectX-4 Lx also includes native hardware support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), Ethernet stateless offloads, and hardware support for Overlay networks. ConnectX-4 Lx network adapters are available for PCIe Gen3 servers and provide support for 10, 25, 40 and 50 GbE speeds in standard standup PCIe,

OCP 2.0/3.0 and OEM customized form factors. In addition, advanced Mellanox Multi- Host technology is offered with ConnectX-4 Lx OCP cards.