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MCX512A-ACAT Mellanox Dual Port Adapter 25GBE Lan Connect New

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MCX512A-ACAT Dual Port Adapter 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GBE) Lan Connect X-5 EN Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP) 28X2 Network Adapter | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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Product Overview of the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT Adapter

The realm of high-performance networking has witnessed significant advancements in recent years, and one prominent player in this arena is the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT Dual Port Adapter. This innovative network adapter is designed to deliver exceptional performance, particularly in the realm of 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GBE). In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve into the intricacies of the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT, focusing on its features, capabilities, and how it leverages technologies such as Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 and Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP) 28X2.

Understanding the Basics of the Mellanox Adapter

Overview of Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT Adapter

The Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT is a Dual Port Adapter designed to cater to the demanding requirements of modern data centers and high-performance computing environments. With a primary emphasis on 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GBE), this adapter is a powerhouse that enables seamless connectivity, high data transfer rates, and low latency.

Importance of 25 Gigabit Ethernet

In the evolving landscape of networking, the demand for higher data transfer speeds has grown exponentially. The introduction of 25 Gigabit Ethernet represents a significant leap forward, offering a balance between cost, performance, and scalability. We will explore how the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT harnesses the capabilities of 25 GBE to meet the needs of modern networking infrastructures.

Key Features and Capabilities

Dual Port Configuration

One of the standout features of the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT is its dual-port configuration. This design enables users to achieve enhanced flexibility and redundancy in their network setups. We'll delve into how the dual-port setup contributes to improved performance and reliability in diverse networking scenarios.

ConnectX-5 EN Technology

At the heart of the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT is the ConnectX-5 EN technology. This technology catalyzes high-speed, low-latency data transfer. We'll explore the intricacies of ConnectX-5 EN and how it positions the adapter as a frontrunner in the realm of high-performance networking.

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express 3.0

The Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT leverages PCI-E 3.0, a widely adopted interface standard that plays a crucial role in enhancing the adapter's performance. We'll break down the significance of PCI-E 3.0, discussing how it contributes to increased data throughput and improved efficiency.

Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus

The use of Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP28X2) connectors is a strategic choice in the design of the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT. We'll explore the advantages of SFP28X2, including its compact form factor, ease of use, and compatibility with diverse networking environments.

Performance Benchmarking

Data Transfer Rates

One of the primary metrics for evaluating the performance of a network adapter is its data transfer rates. We'll delve into the capabilities of the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT in delivering high-speed data transfer, showcasing its prowess in meeting the demands of data-intensive applications.

Low Latency Networking

Low latency is a critical factor in applications where real-time data processing is paramount. We'll explore how the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT addresses the challenges of latency in networking, contributing to smoother and more responsive communication.

Scalability and Flexibility

Scalability is a key consideration in modern networking architectures. We'll examine how the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT facilitates scalability, allowing organizations to expand their networks seamlessly while maintaining optimal performance. Additionally, we'll discuss the flexibility that the adapter provides in adapting to diverse network configurations.

Use Cases and Applications

Data Centers

The Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT finds a natural home in data centers, where high-performance networking is non-negotiable. We'll explore how the adapter enhances data center operations, contributing to improved efficiency and reliability in handling vast amounts of data.

High-Performance Computing

In the realm of High-Performance Computing (HPC), the need for fast and reliable networking is paramount. We'll discuss how the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT caters to the unique demands of HPC environments, facilitating seamless communication between nodes and clusters.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing relies on robust and high-speed networking infrastructures. We'll explore how the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT aligns with the requirements of cloud computing, enabling efficient data transfer and communication within cloud-based architectures.

General Information about the Mellanox Network Adapter

  • Manufacturer: Mellanox
  • Part Number or SKU# MCX512A-ACAT
  • Product Type: Adapter
  • Adapter Type: PCI Express 3.0 X8

Technical Information of Network Adapter

  • Form Factor: Plug-in Card
  • Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express 3.0 X8
  • PCI Specification Revision: Pcie 3.0
  • Ports : 25 Gigabit Sfp28 X 2

Networking Information for PCI-E Adapter

  • Ports : 25 Gigabit Sfp28 X 2
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: Gige, 10 Gige, 25 Gigabit Lan
  • Data Transfer Rate: 25 Gbps
  • Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP

Overall, the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT Dual Port Adapter stands as a testament to continuous innovation in the field of networking. Through its dual-port configuration, ConnectX-5 EN technology, PCI-E 3.0 support, and SFP28X2 connectors, this adapter addresses the evolving needs of modern data centers, HPC environments, and cloud computing platforms. As we've explored in this in-depth analysis, the Mellanox MCX512A-ACAT emerges as a reliable and high-performance solution for organizations seeking to elevate their networking capabilities to new heights.

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