2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2013 10:15 AM by renderfarmer

    Active Optical Cable for 40GbE cards

      Hi all,

       

      I'm looking for a 20m Active Optical Cable to connect two Connect-X 3 EN MCX313A-BCBT cards.

       

      The Mellanox cable page suggests a 40GbE, 40Gb/s, Active Optical Cable MC2210310-020. But it's out of stock everywhere I've looked.

       

      It has very similar specs to the FDR, 56Gb/s, Active Optical Cable MC2207310-020. That item is in stock most places online.

       

      Would that cable be comparable to the 40GbE in terms of function and performance?

       

      Is there another cable I should consider?

       

      Thanks.