VPI Gateway

BridgeX는 Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI)을 지원하는 게이트웨이 실리콘을 사용함으로써,InfiniBand 와 Ethernet을 통합하여 I / O 통합 솔루션을 제공해 줍니다.또한 데이터 센터의 호스트에서 40Gb / s의 고속 네트워크를 통한 고성능 운용이 가능하게 되는 때, 기가 비트 및 10 기가 비트 Ethernet LAN 네트워크와 연결도 가능하여 전체 I / O 통합을 실현할 수 있습니다.


Product Description


BridgeX is the first VPI (Virtual Protocol Interconnect) gateway allowing the OEMs to design I/O consolidation solutions using InfiniBand or Ethernet as the convergence fabric of choice. A unified server I/O, where multiple traffic types can run over a single physical connection can help cut I/O cost and power significantly while reducing total cost of ownership through reduced number of ports to manage, reduced cabling complexity and simpler fabric management. At the same time, connectivity to IP/Ethernet based LAN and NAS infrastructures, and Fibre Channel based SAN infrastructures must remain seamless. The Mellanox BridgeX™ silicon enables the delivery of utility computing by consolidating server I/O using InfiniBand and exposing 10 GigE interfaces for connectivity to LAN/NAS infrastructures, and Fibre Channel interfaces for connectivity to SAN infrastructures.


  • Delivers I/O consolidation on high-performance 40G InfiniBand or on 10GigE
  • Single chip solution for I/O consolidation
  • Low power, low cost and high performance
  • Virtualized 10GigE and 8G FC ports

Key Features

  • Two InfiniBand 10/20/40Gb/s or Six 10GigE uplink ports
  • Six 10GigE downlink ports, or eight 2/4/8Gb/s FC downlink ports, or three 10GigE and four FC downlink ports
  • 1024 virtual NICs per Ethernet port
  • 1024 virtual HBAs per FC port
  • Total of 8K MAC, VLAN addresses
  • Total of 8K WWN addresses
  • Interoperable with InfiniBand, Ethernet and Fibre Channel Switches


  • PCIe Base 2.0 compliant, 1.1 compatible
  • 31 x 31 HFCBGA
  • RoHS5 compliant