Nvidia spectrum 4 51.2 Tb/S ethernet swtich asic


Cloud-native, accelerated computing and AI are the new frontiers of networking, with the amount of data generated by AI growing exponentially and driving ever-increasing performance volumes across all industries. All workloads are becoming cloud-native and scaling with containerized microservices that require large bandwidth for data access and communication in the data center. The new NVIDIA Spectrum®-4, the 5th generation ASIC in the NVIDIA Spectrum Ethernet platform, is just in time to meet the demands of cloud-native, accelerated compute and AI workloads. Spectrum accelerates workloads from the core to the cloud to the edge.

Spectrum-4 not only provides accelerated Ethernet for all data center workloads, but also the most advanced and innovative feature set to date. This includes unique features such as cloud security through MACsec over VXLAN and end-to-end nanosecond time precision from switch to host.
Model Name
SPECTRUM 4
800GbE ports
64
400GbE ports
128
200/100/50/25/10 GbE ports
256
Height
1U/2U
Switching speed
8.4Bpps
Switching capacity
51.2Tb/s
Packet Buffer
256GB
Switching speed
2 X 256 GbE
Latency
-
Power
-
CPU
Intel x86, AMD x86, ARM
Energy consumption
-
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The advantages of spectrum-4

Consistent performance

  • Adaptive routing tuned for AI applications
  • Industry-leading low latency
  • Accelerated RoCE data path for NVMe-oF and Magnum IO

Advanced network virtualization

  • VXLAN bridging and routing in one pass
  • Centralized VXLAN routing
  • Comprehensive and programmable tunneling technology support
  • Network Address Translation(NAT)

Accelerated event-based telemetry

  • Actionable telemetry with WJH
  • FabricView histograms
  • Streaming telemetry
  • In-band network telemetry
  • Telemetry CPU Utilizations

Cloud-level scaling and security

  • Half a million flexible entries spread across routes, MAC, MPLS, etc.
  • Up to one million on-chip IPv4 routes
  • 100x more ACLs
  • 10x better V XLAN VTEP and tunnel scaling
  • 12.8 Tb/s line rate encryption
  • Class C PTP and SyncE time synchronization
  • MACsec and V XLANSec encryption
  • Secured switch offerings via hardware root-of-trust

Mellanox Spectrum® 10-400 Gigabit Ethernet Switches


The Mellanox Spectrum® Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution that enables converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of top-of-rack (TOR) switches with 12 to 128 ports and Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE per port. These switches enable the creation of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens of thousands of nodes. High-performance, cost-effective, and efficient Ethernet switches for reliable data transmission.
SN4600SN4700SN3700CSN2010SN2700SN2410
Model Name
SN4600
SN4700
SN3700C
SN2010
SN2700
SN2410
400GbE ports
-
32
-
-
-
-
200GbE ports
64
64
-
-
-
-
100GbE ports
128
128
32
4
32
8
50GbE ports
128
128
128
-
-
-
40GbE ports
64
64
32
4
32
8
25GbE ports
128
128
128
34
64
64
10GbE ports
128
128
128
34
64
64
1GbE ports
128
128
128
-
-
-
Height
2U
1U
1U
1RU
1RU
1RU
Switching speed
8.4Bpps
8.4Bpps
4.76 Bpps
2.52 Bpps
9.52 Bpps
5.96 Bpps
Switching capacity
25.6Tb/s
25.6Tb/s
6.4Tb/s
1.7Tb/s
6.4Tb/s
4Tb/s
System memory
16MB
16MB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
SSD Memory
64GB
64GB
32GB
16GB
32GB
32GB
Packet Buffer
64GB
64MB
42MB
16MB
16MB
16MB
Latency
-
-
425ns
300ns
300ns
300ns
Power
-
-
-
9:8 blocking
3:2 blocking
Non-blocking
Mgmt/Serial/USB Ports
1/1 RJ45/1
1/1 RJ45/1
1/1 RJ45/1
1/1 RJ45/1
1/1 RJ45/1 Mini
1/1 RJ45/1 Mini
CPU
Quad-core x86
Quad-core x86
x86
x86
x86
x86
H.S. Power Supplies
2 (1+1 redundant)
2 (1+1 redundant)
2 (1+1 redundant)
No
2 (1+1 redundant)
2 (1+1 redundant)
H.S. Fan
N.a.
6 (N+1 redundant)
4 (N+1 redundant)
No
4 (N+1 redundant)
4 (N+1 redundant)
Energy consumption
-
-
-
57 W
150 W
165 W
Model

The advantages on spectrum-3

Software Defined Networking (SDN) support
Efficiency
Simple scaling:
Elasticity:
Arranged and organized data center
Runs with Mellanox Onyx, Cumulus Linux, SONiC and native Linux

ConnectX-6 EN SmartNIC Adapter cards


ConnectX-6 is the world's first 200 Gbps Ethernet network adapter card, delivering world-leading performance, intelligent offloads, and in-network computing. This results in the highest return on investment for cloud, Web 2.0, Big Data, storage, and machine learning applications.
ConnectX-6
MCX614106A-CCATMCX614105A-VCATMCX614106A-VCATMCX613106A-VDAT
Model Name
MCX614106A-CCAT
MCX614105A-VCAT
MCX614106A-VCAT
MCX613106A-VDAT
ASIC & PCI Dev ID
ConnectX®-6
Speed
100GbE
200GbE
200GbE
200GbE
Ports
2
1
2
2
Connections
QSFP56
QSFP56
QSFP56
QSFP56
PCI
PCIe 3.0
PCIe 3.0
PCIe 3.0
PCIe 4.0
Lanes
2x16 Socket Direct
2x16 Socket Direct
2x16 Socket Direct
x16
Form Factor
PCIe HHHL
PCIe HHHL
PCIe HHHL
PCIe HHHL
Model

ConnectX-5 EN Adapter cards


ConnectX-5 EN supports dual 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports and offers sub-600ns low latency, ultra-high message rates, PCIe switch, and NVMe over fabric offloads. ConnectX-5 offers the most powerful and flexible solution for the most demanding applications such as machine learning, data analytics and more.
ConnectX-5 EN
MCX515A-CCATMCX516A-CCATMCX516A-CDATMCX512A-ACAT
Model Name
MCX515A-CCAT
MCX516A-CCAT
MCX516A-CDAT
MCX512A-ACAT
ASIC & PCI Dev ID
ConnectX®-5
Speed
100GbE
100GbE
100GbE
25GbE
Ports
1
2
2
2
Connections
QSFP28
QSFP28
QSFP28
SFP28
PCI
PCIe3.0
PCIe3.0
PCIe 3.0/4.0
2x PCIe 3.0
Lanes
x16
x16
x16
x8
Bracket
tall bracket*
Dimensions
14.2cm x 6.9cm (Low Profile)
Model

Why Mellanox Ethernet Network Adapter?

The advantages

Industry-leading throughput and latency performance
Enables I/O consolidation by supporting TCP/IP and RDMA over Ethernet transport protocols on a single adapter
Improved productivity and efficiency
Supports industry-standard SR-IO virtualization technology and provides VM protection and granular I/O services for applications
High availability and high performance for data center networking
Software compatible with standard TCP/UDP/IP and iSCSI stacks
High-level silicon integration and no external memory design provides low power consumption, low cost and high reliability

Target application

Web 2.0 data centers and cloud computing
Low-latency financial services
storage
data centers virtualization
I/O consolidation (single unified wire for networking, storage and clustering)
video streaming
Enterprise data centers applications
accelerate backup and restore operations