Mellanox Technologies has announced the ConnectX-4 single/dual-port 100Gb/s VPI (Virtual Protocol Interconnect) adapter. The ConnectX-4 doubles the throughput in comparison to the previous generation, and provides 10, 20, 25, 40, 50, 56, and 100Gb/s throughput over Ethernet or Infiniband. This incredible throughput can deliver over 150 million messages per second with a latency of 7 microseconds. It also supports RDMA, GPUDirect and SR-IOV.
ConnectX-4 adapters provide enterprises with a scalable, efficient and high-performance solution for cloud, Web 2.0, HPC and storage applications. The adapters can connect to any CPU architecture, including x86, GPU, POWER, ARM, FPGA and more. ConnectX-4 adapters will begin sampling with select customers in Q1 2015. With ConnectX-4, Mellanox will offer a complete end-to-end 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution, including the EDR 100Gb/s Switch-IB InfiniBand switch and LinkX 100Gb/s copper and fiber cables.