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MELLANOX UNVEILS 100GBE OPEN SWITCH
Introducing the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Open Ethernet-based, non-blocking switch from Mellanox – Spectrum. The next generation of Open Ethernet-based switch overcomes current datacentre challenges by providing a highly flexible and scalable solution allowing you to deploy the hardware-software combinations best suited to meet your specific needs.
Based on the Open Ethernet architecture, Spectrum disaggregates hardware and software to offer you the choice of Application Programming Interface (API) for faster time-to-market and greater flexibility to optimise your data centres to meet your business needs.
With Spectrum, Mellanox is the first to offer end-to-end 10/25/40/50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, supporting up to 6.4Tbps at full line speed, making it the perfect platform for high port density, low latency and zero packet loss.
The switch is based on Mellanox’s own, first to market, 25G integrated circuit. The Ethernet network adapter, called ConnextX-4Lx, supports 25 and 50G and supports connecting multiple compute and storage hosts to the same adapter. Mellanox also introduced 100G transceivers based on silicon photonics that support distances up to 2km.
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