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The SX6012 switch system provides the highest-performing fabric solutions in a 1RU half-width form factor by delivering up to 1.3 Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth to Storage and embedded systems, with 170ns port-to-port latency. Built with Mellanox's 6th generation SwitchX-2 InfiniBand switch device, these switches provide up to 56 Gb/s full bidirectional bandwidth per port. This stand-alone switch is an ideal choice for smaller departmental or back-end clustering uses with high-performance needs, such as storage, data base and GPGPU clusters.
The SX6012 with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity provide the highest performing and most flexible interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen3 servers. VPI simplifies system development by serving multiple fabrics with one hardware design. VPI simplifies today network by enabling one platform to run both InfiniBand and Ethernet subnets on the same chassis.