QLogic 851-0170-03 18 Ports Switch
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851-0170-03 Qlogic QDR 18 Ports Infiniband Network Switch New

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851-0170-03 QDR Infiniband 10/100Base-T 18 Ports Rack-mountable Layer 2 (L2) Fast Ethernet Network Switch | Made by QLogic | New Bulk Pack
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Unveiling the Qlogic 851-0170-03 QDR 18-Port Rack-Mountable Switch

In the ever-evolving landscape of networking technology, the Qlogic 851-0170-03 QDR InfiniBand 18-Port Rack-Mountable Layer 2 (L2) Fast Ethernet Network Switch stands out as a formidable solution for businesses seeking high-performance and reliable networking infrastructure. This comprehensive review aims to delve into the intricacies of this switch, exploring its features, functionalities, and how it addresses the needs of modern networking environments.

Understanding the Basics
  • Qlogic 851-0170-03 Overview: The Qlogic 851-0170-03 is a cutting-edge network switch designed to operate on the Quad Data Rate (QDR) InfiniBand standard. This technology, renowned for its high data transfer rates, ensures that the switch is capable of handling substantial amounts of data with minimal latency. The 18-port configuration provides ample connectivity options, making it suitable for both small and large-scale network deployments.
  • InfiniBand Technology Explained: InfiniBand is a high-speed, high-throughput network architecture that has gained prominence in data centers and high-performance computing environments. It offers superior bandwidth and low-latency communication, making it ideal for applications that demand quick data transfers and efficient processing. The QDR InfiniBand standard, in particular, supports data rates of up to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps), contributing to the switch's impressive performance.
Key Features and Functionalities
  • 18 Ports for Enhanced Connectivity: The 18 ports on the Qlogic 851-0170-03 are strategically positioned to provide maximum flexibility in network design. This feature ensures that businesses have the capacity to expand their network infrastructure as needed, accommodating the growing demands of modern applications and data processing.
  • Rack-Mountable Design for Space Efficiency: The rack-mountable design of the switch is a key consideration for organizations looking to optimize space in their data centers or server rooms. This feature allows for easy integration into standard server racks, promoting a neat and organized networking environment. The compact form factor also enhances airflow, contributing to better heat dissipation and overall system reliability.
  • Layer 2 (L2) Fast Ethernet Switching: The Layer 2 (L2) switching capabilities of the Qlogic 851-0170-03 play a crucial role in efficient and secure data transmission within a local network. L2 switches operate at the data link layer of the OSI model, enabling them to make forwarding decisions based on MAC addresses. This results in faster data processing and reduced network congestion, essential for maintaining optimal performance in diverse networking scenarios.
  • Fast Ethernet Support: The switch supports Fast Ethernet, a standard that facilitates data transmission at speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps). This level of performance is well-suited for a variety of applications, including video streaming, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), and other data-intensive tasks. The QDR InfiniBand technology complements Fast Ethernet by ensuring that the switch can handle the high data volumes associated with modern network demands.
Performance and Reliability
  • High Data Transfer Rates with QDR InfiniBand: One of the standout features of the Qlogic 851-0170-03 is its ability to harness the power of QDR InfiniBand, delivering exceptional data transfer rates. With speeds of up to 40 Gbps, this switch is well-equipped to meet the demands of data-intensive applications, providing a responsive and reliable networking experience.
  • Low Latency for Time-Sensitive Applications: Low latency is crucial in scenarios where real-time communication is imperative, such as in financial transactions, online gaming, or video conferencing. The QDR InfiniBand standard ensures minimal delays in data transmission, making this switch suitable for applications where timing is of the essence.
  • Reliability in Mission-Critical Environments: The reliability of network infrastructure is paramount in mission-critical environments. The Qlogic 851-0170-03 is designed with redundancy and failover mechanisms to ensure uninterrupted operation. These features, coupled with the robustness of InfiniBand technology, make the switch a dependable choice for businesses that cannot afford network downtime.
Use Cases for Qlogic 851-0170-03
  • Data Centers: The Qlogic 851-0170-03's rack-mountable design and high-performance features make it well-suited for deployment in data centers. Its ability to handle large volumes of data with low latency is crucial for the smooth operation of data center applications.
  • Enterprise Networks: In enterprise environments where a robust and reliable network is essential, the Qlogic 851-0170-03 can be a valuable asset. Its Layer 2 functionality ensures efficient traffic management, and the QDR Infiniband technology caters to the high bandwidth demands of modern enterprises.
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC) Clusters: The switch's QDR Infiniband technology makes it a natural fit for HPC clusters. Tasks that involve parallel processing and require quick data exchanges between nodes benefit from the high-speed and low-latency capabilities of the Qlogic 851-0170-03.
  • Telecommunication Networks: Telecommunication networks require switches that can handle a significant volume of data traffic while maintaining low latency. The Qlogic 851-0170-03, with its Fast Ethernet support and QDR Infiniband technology, meets these requirements, making it suitable for telecommunication infrastructure.
Compatibility and Integration
  • Interoperability with Existing Infrastructure: Businesses often invest in networking equipment with the expectation of seamless integration with their existing infrastructure. The Qlogic 851-0170-03 is designed with interoperability in mind, supporting industry-standard protocols and ensuring compatibility with a wide range of networking devices. This adaptability simplifies the process of incorporating the switch into diverse network architectures.
  • Scalability for Future Growth: Scalability is a key consideration for businesses anticipating growth and expansion. The 18-port configuration of the Qlogic 851-0170-03 provides ample room for scalability, allowing organizations to add more devices and users to their network without the need for a complete infrastructure overhaul. This scalability is essential for adapting to evolving business requirements and technological advancements.
Main Information about the Qlogic 851-0170-03
  • Manufacturer: Qlogic
  • Part Number or SKU # 851-0170-03
  • Device Type: Ethernet Switch
Technical Information of Ethernet Switch
  • Technology Type: Fast Ethernet (100-MB/S)
  • Number Of LAN Ports: 18
  • Serial Port: None
  • Data Transfer Speed: 10/100
  • Management: Fully Managed
  • Layer Supported: 2
Miscellaneous of Network Switch
  • Form Factor: Rack-Mountable

In summary, the Qlogic 851-0170-03 QDR InfiniBand 18-Port Rack-Mountable Layer 2 (L2) Fast Ethernet Network Switch emerges as a formidable solution for businesses seeking a high-performance networking infrastructure. From its advanced QDR InfiniBand technology and 18-port configuration to its user-friendly management interface and robust security features, this switch is well-equipped to meet the demands of modern networking environments. Whether deployed in small businesses, data centers, or high-performance computing setups, the Qlogic 851-0170-03 offers a reliable, scalable, and efficient solution for optimizing data transfer and ensuring network reliability.

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