For large clusters, the 12800 series of directors features a modular design based on port, power, cooling, management and gateway building blocks that can be used to scale from an entry level director with only 18 ports to "the ultimate networking machine", a massive core switch with 864 ports.
The QLogic 12800 IB switch is a class of data center interconnects that links HPC resources using a scalable, 40Gbps, low latency fabric. Customers can tailor the modular product to meet present and future needs. The QLogic 12800 is a series of products that delivers unmatched of high-speed networking features and functions.
QLogic's 12800 series provides scalable, predictable low latency, even at 90% traffic use. Predictable latency means HPC applications can be scaled easily without worrying about diminished cluster performance or costly system tuning efforts.
The QLogic 12800 series advanced design is based on an architecture that provides comprehensive virtual fabric partitioning capabilities that enable the IB fabric to support the evolving requirements of an organization. The TrueScale architecture, together with IFS, allows the fabric to be shared by mission critical applications while delivering maximum bandwidth utilization.
IB port, power, cooling, and management modules are common amongst the series giving customers the flexibility to deploy and grow HPC environments in a cost-effective fashion.
The 12800 series of switch products adheres to the IB Trade Association version 1.2 specifications, ensuring the ability to interoperate with all other IBTA compliant devices.
This system is designed for high availability with features that include: port-to-port and module-to-module failover, non-disruptive firmware upgrades, component level diagnostics and alarming, and both in-band and out-of-band management.
Easy to manage
The 12800 uses QLogic's advanced IFS software for quicker installation and configuration. IFS has advanced tools to verify fabric configuration, topology, and performance. Faults are automatically isolated to the component level and reported.
Simple installation and configuration
Using the installation and configuration wizards contained in the IFS package allows end users to bring up fabrics in days instead of weeks.
Power optimizedProduct Highlights
Maximum performance is delivered with minimal power and cooling requirements as part of QLogic's Star Power commitment to developing green solutions for the data center.
- 18-864 ports of IB QDR (40Gbps) performance with support for DDR and SDR
- Scales to 51.8-Tbps aggregate bandwidth TrueScale architecture, with scalable, predictable low latency
- Multiple Virtual Lanes (VLs) per physical port
- Supports virtual fabric partitioning
- Fully-redundant system design
- Option to use Ultra High Density (UHD) leafs for maximum connectivity or Ultra High Performance (UHP) leafs for maximum performance
- Integrated chassis management capabilities for installation, configuration, and ongoing monitoring
- RoHS 6 compliant
- Complies with InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) version 1.2 standard