Looking for compatible switch and cable for use with MCX353A-QCBT adapter cards

Hello community.

We are using Mellanox adapter cards MCX353A-QCBT in our nodes together with an older DDR switch Flextronix F-X430046. Now we are looking for another faster switch and found Mellanox FDR switches of SX6000 series. Can we use these FDR switches with our QDR adapter Cards or which switch you would recommend? Which QSFP cable we should use?

Thanks in advance

Andreas

Hi,

All of the above will work. However since the adapter is qdr maybe fdr10 or qdr will be more cost effective.

Marlon

Hello Marlon.

Thank you for your response. Should i use FDR-, FDR10/QDR- or QDR cable?

Viele Grüße

Andreas Schmidt

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Von: marlon

Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. August 2017 08:56

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reply from Marlon Gardner< > in InfiniBand/VPI Switch Systems - View the full discussion< >

Hello Andreas,

Yes it is ok to use a one of the SX6000 series switch with the QDR adapter.

The switch port will auto-negotiate to the speed of the adapter.

See the below link for the list of FDR switches.

http://www.mellanox.com/page/products_dyn?product_family=149&mtag=sx6005_sx6012 http://www.mellanox.com/page/products_dyn?product_family=149&mtag=sx6005_sx6012

You can find a list of supported cable using the below link.

LinkX™ - Mellanox Technologies http://www.mellanox.com/products/interconnect/infiniband-overview.php

Marlon

Thank you very much.

Andreas

Von: marlon

Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. August 2017 13:38

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