ConnectX-3 VPI adapter card FDR

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Mellanox ConnectX®-3 VPI adapter card, dual-port QSFP, FDR IB (56Gb/s) and 40/56GbE
Model No: MCX354A-FCBTConnectX-3 adapter cards with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity provide the highest performing and most flexible interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen3 servers used in Enterprise Data Centers, High-Performance Computing, and Embedded environments.Clustered data bases, parallel processing, transactional services and high-performance embedded I/O applications will achieve significant performance improvements resulting in reduced completion time and lower cost per operation ConnectX-3 with VPI also simplifies system development by serving multiple fabrics with one hardware design.

Key features:

  • Dual-port QSFP, FDR IB (56Gb/s) and 40/56GbE
  • Tall bracket
  • Virtual Protocol Interconnect
  • 1μs MPI ping latency
  • Up to 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand or 40/56 Gigabit Ethernet per port
  • Single- and Dual-Port options available
  • PCI Express 3.0 (up to 8GT/s)
  • CPU offload of transport operations
  • Application offload
  • GPU communication acceleration
  • Precision Clock Synchronization
  • End-to-end QoS and congestion control
  • Hardware-based I/O virtualization
  • Fibre Channel encapsulation (FCoIB or FCoE)
  • Ethernet encapsulation (EoIB)
  • RoHS-R6


  • One adapter for FDR/QDR InfiniBand, 1/10/40/56 GbE
  • Ethernet or Data Center Bridging fabrics
  • World-class cluster, network, and storage performance
  • Guaranteed bandwidth and low-latency services
  • I/O consolidation
  • Virtualization acceleration
  • Power efficient
  • Scales to tens-of-thousands of nodes