Mellanox® MSX6036F-1SFS Switch SX6036 36-port Non-blocking Managed 56Gb/s InfiniBand/VPI SDN Switch

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£9,781.20 (ex VAT) | £11,737.44 (inc VAT)

SX6036 switch system provides the highest performing fabric solution in a 1U form factor by delivering up to 4Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth with 170ns port-to-port latency.


Mellanox® MSX6036F-1SFS Switch SX6036 36-port Non-blocking Managed 56Gb/s InfiniBand/VPI SDN Switch

Scaling-Out Data Centers with Fourteen Data Rate (FDR) InfiniBand

Faster servers based on PCIe 3.0, combined with high-performance storage and applications that use increasingly complex computations, are causing data bandwidth requirements to spiral upward. As servers are deployed with next generation processors, High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments and Enterprise Data Centers (EDC) will need every last bit of bandwidth delivered with Mellanox's next generation of FDR InfiniBand high-speed smart switches.


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 40 GbE.

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-of-rack leaf connectivity or for building small to extremely large sized clusters.

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. Programmability of the network by external applications and enable cost effective, simple and flat interconnect infrastructure. 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.

Virtual Protocal Interconnect® (VPI)

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.


SX6036 comes with an onboard subnet manager, enabling simple, out-of-the-box fabric bring-up for up to 648 nodes. The SX6036 MLNX-OS® software delivers complete chassis management, to manage the firmware, power supplies, fans, ports and other interfaces. 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.


Key Features

36 FDR (56Gb/s) ports in a 1U switch Up to 4Tb/s aggregate switching capacity Compliant with IBTA 1.2.1 and 1.3 FDR/FDR10 support for Forward Error Correction (FEC) Port mirroring InfiniBand to Ethernet Routing Redundant power supplies and fan drawers


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    56 Gb/s

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    0°C ~ +45°C

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