HP updated its enterprise hardware portfolio with the most notable addition being networking devices that combined wired and wireless infrastructure to better manage bring-your-own-device policies.One of those highlights is the Mellanox SX1018 HP Ethernet switch, which lowers port latency and improves downlinks.
The Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch is the highest-performing Ethernet fabric solution in a blade switch form factor. It delivers up to 1.36Tb/s of non-blocking throughput perfect for High-Performance Computing, High Frequency Trading and Enterprise Data Center- applications.
Utilizing the latest Mellanox SwitchX ASIC technology, the SX1018HP is an ultra-low latency switch that is ideally suited as an access switch providing Infiniband like performance with sixteen 10Gb/40Gb server side downlinks and eighteen 40Gb QSFP+ uplinks to the core with port to port latency as low as 230nS.
The Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Switch has a rich set of Layer 2 networking and security features and supports faster application performance and enhanced server CPU utilization with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), making this switch the perfect solution for any high performance Ethernet network.
HP is the first to provide 40Gb downlinks to each blade server enabling InfiniBand-like performance in an Ethernet blade switch. Another industry first, the low-latency HP SX1018 Ethernet Switch provides the lowest port to port latency of any blade switch, more than four times faster than previous switches http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/servers/bladesystem/index.aspx#footnote1
When combined with the space, power and cooling benefits of blade servers, the Mellanox SX1018HP Ethernet Blade Switch provides the perfect network interface for Financial applications and high performance clusters.