High performance computing (HPC) solutions have used InfiniBand networks to meet the needs of the most demanding set of applications. The QLogic 12300 is an InfiniBand switch designed to cost-effectively link workgroup resources into a cluster or provide an edge switch option for a larger fabric. Customers can manage the modular InfiniBand switch internally or externally.
Simple installation and configuration
Using the installation and configuration wizards contained in the IFS package allows end users to deploy fabrics in days instead of weeks.
QLogic's 12300 provides scalable, predictable low latency, even at 90 percent 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 12300 advanced design is based on an architecture that provides a comprehensive set of virtual fabric partitioning capabilities, enabling the InfiniBand fabric to support the evolving requirements of an organization.
The 12000 series of switch products adhere to the IBTA version 1.2 standard, ensuring the ability to interoperate with all other IBTA-compliant devices.
The highly-reliable 12300 is built around state-of-the-art fault detection and recovery capabilities. It ships with hot-swappable, redundant power and cooling modules.
Easy to manage
Customers can manage the 12300 by utilizing an optional embedded fabric management capability and by taking advantage of QLogic's advanced IFS software to facilitate quicker installation and configuration.
Power optimizedProduct Highlights
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.
In The Box
- Quad Data Rate (QDR) line rate performance
- Ultra-low latency under heavy loads
- Flexible QoS maximizes bandwidth utilization
- Protects existing InfiniBand investments
- Highly reliable and available
- TrueScale architecture with scalable, predictable low latency
- Multiple Virtual Lanes per physical port
- Supports virtual fabric partitioning
- Small QDR data center footprint with cost-effective IB edge port density
- QLogic InfiniBand Edge Switch 12300-BS18
- Serial cable
- Serial adapter
- Rack mounting kit