The 12200 series switches are designed to build small workgroup clusters or to be used as an edge switch in a larger cluster. The 12200 is part of the 12000 series switches, utilizing all of the advanced features found in the family. They are a series of fixed-configuration, externally-managed switches.
The 12200 series provides scalable latency, where latency is constant and predictable, even at 90-percent traffic levels. Scalable latency means cluster performance can be tuned during installation and will be predictable at load.
The 12200 takes advantage of QLogic's advanced InfiniBand Fabric Suite (IFS) tools to allow quicker installation and configuration. IFS is equipped with advanced installation and configuration wizards for host software and switches, making fabric deployments of the largest size easy and fast. IFS also has advanced tools to verify fabric configuration, topology and performance. Faults are automatically isolated to the component level and reported. The installation and configuration tools are so powerful, they have been proven to reduce fabric deployment and problem resolution by weeks, which translates into faster time to production and more optimum operation.
QLogic's 12200 provides scalable, predictable low latency, even at 90% traffic utilization. Predictable latency means HPC applications can easily be scaled without having to worry about diminished cluster performance or costly system tuning efforts.
The QLogic 12200 advanced design is based on an architecture that provides a comprehensive set of 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 maximizing bandwidth utilization.
The 12000 series of switch products adhere to the Infiniband trade Association (IBTA) version 1.2 specification, ensuring the ability to interoperate with all other IBTA compliant devices.
Easy to manage
The 12200 takes advantage of QLogic's advanced InfinBand Fabric Suite (IFS) software to facilitate 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.
Maximum performance is delivered with minimal power and cooling requirements as part of QLogic's StarPower commitment to developing green solutions for the data center.