SWITCH SYSTEM
PRODUCT BRIEF
SX6036 InfiniBand Switch
36-port Non-blocking Managed 56Gb/s InfiniBand/VPI SDN
Switch System
SUSTAINED NETWORK PERFORMANCE
Built with Mellanox’s sixth latest SwitchX® InfiniBand switch device, the SX6036 provides up to thirty-six
56Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port. These stand-alone switches are an ideal choice for top-ofrack leaf connectivity or for building small to extremely large sized clusters.
FDR InfiniBand technology moves from 8b/10b encoding to a more efficient 64/66 encoding while
increasing the per lane signaling rate to 14Gb/s. Mellanox end-to-end systems can also take advantage
of the efficiency of 64/66 encoding using Mellanox FDR-10 supporting 20% more bandwidth over QDR
using the same cables/connectors designed for 40GbE.
WHY SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK (SDN)?
Data center networks have become exceedingly complex. IT managers cannot optimize the networks
for their applications leading to high CAPEX/OPEX, low ROI and IT headaches. Mellanox InfiniBand
SDN Switches ensure separation between control and data planes. InfiniBand enables centralized
management and view of network. Enabled are programmability of the network by external applications
as well as a cost effective, simple and flat interconnect infrastructure.
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HIGHLIGHTS
BENEFITS
–– Software Defined Network (SDN)
support
–– Industry-leading, switch platform in
performance, power and density
–– Designed for energy and cost savings
–– Quick and easy setup and
management
–– Maximizes performance by removing
fabric congestion
–– Fabric management for cluster and
converged I/O applications
The SX6036 enables efficient computing with features such as static routing, adaptive routing, and
congestion control. These features ensure the maximum effective fabric bandwidth by eliminating
congestion hot spots.
KEY FEATURES
VIRTUAL PROTOCOL INTERCONNECT® (VPI)
–– Up to 4Tb/s aggregate switching
Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) flexibility enables any standard networking, clustering, storage, and
management protocol to seamlessly operate over any converged network leveraging a consolidated
software stack. VPI simplifies I/O system design and makes it easier for IT managers to deploy
infrastructure that meets the challenges of a dynamic data center.
MANAGEMENT
SX6036 comes with an onboard subnet manager, enabling simple, out-of-the-box fabric bring-up for
up to 648 nodes. SX6036 MLNX‑OS® software delivers complete chassis management to manage the
firmware, power supplies, fans, ports and other interfaces.
–– 36 FDR (56Gb/s) ports in a 1U switch
capacity
–– Compliant with IBTA 1.2.1 and 1.3
–– FDR/FDR10 support for Forward Error
Correction (FEC)
–– InfiniBand to Ethernet Bridging
–– Optional redundant power supplies
and fan drawers
SX6036 can also be coupled with Mellanox’s Unified Fabric Manager™ (UFM™) software for managing
scale-out InfiniBand computing environments. UFM enables data center operators to efficiently provision,
monitor and operate the modern data center fabric. UFM boosts application performance and ensures
that the fabric is up and running at all times.
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For illustration only. Actual products may vary.
Mellanox SX3036 InfiniBand Switch
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SPECIFICATIONS
Mellanox SX6036
Management Ports
Indicators
Cooling
–– 19’’ rack mountable chassis, 1U
with optional redundant power
supplies and Fan units
–– 36 QSFP non blocking ports with
aggregate data throughput up to
4.032Tb/s (FDR)
–– Port-to-port latency 200ns
–– Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
–– RS232 port over DB9
–– USB port
–– CLI or SNMP
–– Per port status LED Link, Activity
–– System status LEDs: System, fans,
power supplies
–– Port Error LED
–– Unit ID LED
–– Front-to-rear or rear-to-front
cooling option
–– Hot-swappable fan unit
–– Auto-heat sensing for silent fan
operation
Fabric Management
Physical Characteristics
Power Consumption
Switch Specifications
–– Compliant with IBTA 1.21 and 1.3
–– 9 virtual lanes: 8 data + 1
management
–– 256 to 4Kbyte MTU
–– Adaptive routing**
–– Congestion control**
–– Port mirroring**
–– 4X48K entry linear forwarding data
base
Device Management
–– On-board SM for fabrics up to 648
nodes
–– Unified Fabric Manager™ (UFM™)
Agent
–– Dimensions:
1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 24.7’’D
–– Weight: 20.5lb (9.3kg)
Connectors and Cabling
–– Dual redundant slots
–– Hot plug operation
–– Input range: 100-240VAC
–– Frequency: 50-60Hz, single phase
AC
–– QSFP connectors
–– Passive copper or active fiber
cables
–– Fiber media adapters
FDR - Typical power consumption:
–– Passive cable - 126W
–– Active cable - 231W
Power Supply
** Available in future releases
COMPLIANCE
Safety
EMC (Emissions)
Operating Conditions
Others
–– CB
–– cTUVus
–– CE
–– CU
–– CE
–– FCC
–– VCCI
–– ICES
–– RCM
–– Operating 0ºC to 45ºC,
Non Operating -40ºC to 70ºC
–– Humidity: Operating 10% to 85%
–– Altitude: Operating -60 to 3200m
–– RoHS-6 compliant
–– Rack-mountable, 1U
–– 1-year warranty
Power Supplies
Acoustic
–– ISO 7779
–– ETS 300 753
–– China CCC
–– Korea KCC
Table 1 - Part Numbers and Descriptions
OPN
Description
OPN
Description
MSX6036F-1SFS
SwitchX -2-based 36-port QSFP FDR 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a
non‑blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s. 1PS, Standard depth, P2C airflow, RoHS-6
MSX60-PF
MSX6036T-1SFS
SwitchX®-2-based 36-port QSFP FDR10 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a
non‑blocking switching capacity of 2.9Tb/s. 1PS, Standard depth, P2C airflow, RoHS-6
300W Power supply with P2C airflow
for MSX60xx and MSX10xx series
switch systems
MSX60-PR
MSX6036F-1BRS
SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a
non‑blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s. 1PS, short depth, C2P airflow, Rail Kit, RoHS6
300W Power supply with C2P airflow
for MSX60xx and MSX10xx series
switch systems
MSX6036F-2SFS
SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a
non‑blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s. 2PS, standard depth, P2C airflow, Rail Kit, RoHS6
UPGR-6036-GW
InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway
software license for Mellanox 6036
Series Switch
MSX6036F-2SRS
SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a
non‑blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s. 2PS, standard depth, C2P airflow, Rail Kit, RoHS6
LIC-FabricInspector
Enhanced InfiniBand Diagnostics
license
MSX6036T-1BRS
SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR10 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system with a
non‑blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s. 1PS, short depth, C2P airflow, Rail Kit, RoHS6
®
Note: 56GbE operation requires an additional license.
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