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Description

ConnectX-4 Lx EN Network Controller with 10/25/40/50Gb/s Ethernet interface delivers high-bandwidth, low latency and industry-leading Ethernet connectivity for Open Compute Project (OCP) server and storage applications in Web 2.0, Enterprise Data Centers and Cloud infrastructure.

With ConnectX-4 Lx EN, server and storage applications will achieve significant throughput and latency improvements resulting in faster access, real-time response and more virtual machines hosted per server. ConnectX-4 Lx EN for Open Compute Project (OCP) specification 2.0 improves network performance by increasing available bandwidth while decreasing the associated transport load on the CPU especially in virtualized server environments.

Moreover, ConnectX-4 Lx EN introduces the new Multi-Host technology, which enables a new innovative rack design that achieves maximum CAPEX and OPEX savings without compromising on network performance.

MELLANOX MULTI-HOST™ TECHNOLOGY

Mellanox's ConnectX-4 Multi-Host provides high speed interconnect to up to four separate hosts from a single NIC with no performance degradation on any of them. Furthermore, ConnectX-4 Lx EN offers four fully-independent PCIe buses, lowering total cost of ownership in the data center by reducing CAPEX requirements from four cables, NICs, and switch ports to only one of each, and by reducing OPEX by cutting down on switch port management and overall power usage.

Each host can be active or inactive at any time, independent of the other hosts, and receives bandwidth of its own. Bandwidth is split between the hosts, either evenly (default) or based on configurable differentiated Quality of Service (QoS), depending on the data center's needs. Multi-Host technology features uncompromising independent host management, with full independent NC-SI/MCTP support to each host and to the NIC. IT managers can remotely control the configuration and power state of each host individually, such that management of one host does not affect host traffic performance or the management of the other hosts, guaranteeing host security and isolation. To further lower the total cost of ownership, ConnectX-4 Lx EN supports management of the multiple hosts using a single BMC, with independent NC-SI/MCTP management channels for each of the managed hosts.

Multi-Host also supports a heterogeneous data center architecture; the various hosts connected to the single adapter can be x86, Power, GPU, or Arm, thereby removing any limitations in passing data or communicating between CPUs.

Features

Device Supported: Server

Environmentally Friendly: Yes

Environmental Certification: RoHS-6

Specification

General Information
ManufacturerMellanox Technologies Ltd
Manufacturer Part NumberMCX4431A-GCAN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.mellanox.com
Brand NameMellanox
Product LineConnectX-4 Lx EN
Product ModelMCX4431A-GCAN
Product NameConnectX -4 Lx EN Adapter Card for Open Compute Project (OCP)
Marketing InformationConnectX-4 Lx EN Network Controller with 10/25/40/50Gb/s Ethernet interface delivers high-bandwidth, low latency and industry-leading Ethernet connectivity for Open Compute Project (OCP) server and storage applications in Web 2.0, Enterprise Data Centers and Cloud infrastructure.

With ConnectX-4 Lx EN, server and storage applications will achieve significant throughput and latency improvements resulting in faster access, real-time response and more virtual machines hosted per server. ConnectX-4 Lx EN for Open Compute Project (OCP) specification 2.0 improves network performance by increasing available bandwidth while decreasing the associated transport load on the CPU especially in virtualized server environments.

Moreover, ConnectX-4 Lx EN introduces the new Multi-Host technology, which enables a new innovative rack design that achieves maximum CAPEX and OPEX savings without compromising on network performance.

MELLANOX MULTI-HOST™ TECHNOLOGY

Mellanox's ConnectX-4 Multi-Host provides high speed interconnect to up to four separate hosts from a single NIC with no performance degradation on any of them. Furthermore, ConnectX-4 Lx EN offers four fully-independent PCIe buses, lowering total cost of ownership in the data center by reducing CAPEX requirements from four cables, NICs, and switch ports to only one of each, and by reducing OPEX by cutting down on switch port management and overall power usage.

Each host can be active or inactive at any time, independent of the other hosts, and receives bandwidth of its own. Bandwidth is split between the hosts, either evenly (default) or based on configurable differentiated Quality of Service (QoS), depending on the data center's needs. Multi-Host technology features uncompromising independent host management, with full independent NC-SI/MCTP support to each host and to the NIC. IT managers can remotely control the configuration and power state of each host individually, such that management of one host does not affect host traffic performance or the management of the other hosts, guaranteeing host security and isolation. To further lower the total cost of ownership, ConnectX-4 Lx EN supports management of the multiple hosts using a single BMC, with independent NC-SI/MCTP management channels for each of the managed hosts.

Multi-Host also supports a heterogeneous data center architecture; the various hosts connected to the single adapter can be x86, Power, GPU, or Arm, thereby removing any limitations in passing data or communicating between CPUs.
Packaged Quantity1
Product Type50Gigabit Ethernet Card
Interfaces/Ports
Host InterfacePCI Express 3.0 x8
Total Number of Ports1
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot TypeQSFP28
Media & Performance
Media Type SupportedOptical Fiber
Network & Communication
Network Technology50GBase-X
Physical Characteristics
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Title
ProductTitleMellanox ConnectX -4 Lx EN Adapter Card for Open Compute Project (OCP) - PCI Express 3.0 x8 - 1 Port(s) - Optical Fiber

Warranty Information

Limited Warranty1 Year
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