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Drive enhanced networking into HPC and Financial Services infrastructures with HP BladeSystem

Powering low-latency infrastructures such as high-performance computing, storage/Hadoop applications, financial services, and cloud/hyperscale, requires solutions that deliver performance and optimized architectures to not only ensure fast data transfers but to also handle real-time processing at an almost-instantaneous rate.


The Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch delivers this unique architecture for converged data centers based on the HP BladeSystem C-Class. With port-to-port latency as low as 230ns and up to 18x 40GbE uplinks, the double-wide blade has the performance and architecture to effectively drive workloads and data quickly to servers and across fabrics. The SX1018HP is also unique in support of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) which is a standards-based, accelerated I/O delivery mechanism bypassing OS, CPU and TCP/IP protocols, and significantly reduces the overall data path and latency for workload mobility to storage infrastructures.



The Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet switch delivers new feature-rich capabilities with this latest release. This update provides advanced features and expanded Layer 3 Networking support including Static Routes, OSPF, VRRP, BGP routing, DCBx supportand Mac-based VLANs, which enable dynamic flexibility for customers to overcome the limitations of L2 networking fabrics and to scale to larger IP-based fabrics in their converged data centers. Customers can plan, configure and optimize their network for improved data center agility and future-proof their investment.


With the increased capabilities of the Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet blade switch, HPC, FS and vertical industry customers can be assured with low-latency, high-bandwidth networking solutions for HP BladeSystem, and implementing a scalable approach to support business growth and demands.

Learn more here about the Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet switch for the HP BladeSystem c7000. In addition download the new firmware release here.

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