On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) made the announcement that they have developed 200Gb/s Infiniband Solutions for the data center effectively doubling the highest available Ethernet solution at 100Gb/s.
“Mellanox ConnectX-6 adapters, Quantum switches and LinkX cables and transceivers together provide a complete 200Gb/s HDR (High Data Rate) InfiniBand interconnect infrastructure for the next generation of high performance computing, machine learning, big data, cloud, web 2.0 and storage platforms.”
This breakthrough comes at a time when high data rate applications such as analytics and machine learning are expanding rapidly. Science and data analytics problems being worked on today and in the near future require very high bandwidth for linking compute nodes, storage, and analytics systems into a single problem solving environment.
The HDR 200Gb/s technology can also deliver unmatched storage platforms for network-intense applications such as media streaming.
The ConnectX-6 adapters support both the InfiniBand and the Ethernet standard protocols while providing flexibility to connect with any CPU architecture – x86, GPU, POWER, ARM, FPGA and more.
The 200Gb/s HDR Solutions will become generally available in 2017.