A growing number of high performance computing (HPC) environments have been implemented using blade-based systems, allowing clusters to scale with a minimal data center footprint. At the same time, InfiniBand has become the interconnect of choice for these HPC installations. The QLogic 12005 is a 16-port, InfiniBand pass-thru module . External quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) ports are QDR-ready and provide dedicated interfaces to each server blade, enabling connections to external InfiniBand switches. With this interface, a network architecture can be implemented that meets performance and cost objectives. The module's reduced power, cooling, and maintenance costs improve operational efficiency.
The QLogic single-slot pass-thru module allows up to four modules in a single blade chassis, allowing for network redundancy, and four times the connectivity and bandwidth compared to a multi-slot switch module, which is limited to 1-2 per blade chassis.
Flexible fabric architecture options
Combining this unit with one or more QLogic 12000 Series QDR InfiniBand switches gives end users multiple options to size their switching infrastructure to the needs of their cluster.
The 12005 complies with the IBTA version 1.2 specification where applicable, ensuring its ability to interoperate with other IBTA-compliant devices. The unit's single-slot design opens up additional I/O slots for other needs.
Simple installation and configuration
The InfiniBand pass-thru blade is fully integrated and supported in the Dell PowerEdge installation, which comes with easy-to-use configuration tools.
Easy to manage
The 12005 takes full advantage of Dell management software to operate the M1000e blade enclosure, so users can manage the 12005 using familiar tools.
Power optimizedProduct Highlights
As part of QLogic's StarPower commitment to developing green solutions for the data center, the 12005 delivers maximum performance with minimal power and cooling requirements.
- Single I/O slot footprint
- 16 ports of InfiniBand QDR (40Gbps) performance with support for double data rate (DDR) and single data rate (SDR)
- Fully integrated with Dell blade enclosure Management
- RoHS 6 compliant
- Complies with the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) v1.2 standard