The industry-leading NVIDIA® ConnectX® family of smart network interface cards (SmartNICs) offers advanced hardware offloads and accelerations. NVIDIA Ethernet adapters enable the highest ROI and lowest Total Cost of Ownership for hyperscale, public and private clouds, storage, machine learning, AI, big data, and telco platforms.
World-Class Ethernet Performance
ConnectX Ethernet SmartNICs offer best-in-class network performance, serving low-latency, high-throughput applications with one, two, or four ports at 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and up to 400 gigabits per second (Gb/s) Ethernet speeds.
- Powered by NVIDIA ASAP2—Accelerated Switch and Packet Processing® technology, ConnectX SmartNICs accelerate network performance while reducing the CPU overhead of Internet Protocol (IP) packet transport, freeing more processor cycles to run applications.
- With unmatched RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) performance, ConnectX SmartNICs deliver efficient, high-performance remote direct-memory access (RDMA) services to bandwidth- and latency-sensitive applications.
- ConnectX SmartNICs offload and accelerate encryption/decryption a speedst up to 400Gb/s.
- With industry-leading Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) performance, they deliver more throughput, with less CPU cycles.
- They enable secure boot of the operating system with in-hardware root of trust.
- ConnectX SmartNICS are certified in all major operating systems as well as top virtualization, and containerization platforms
Accelerate Software-Defined Networking
NVIDIA ASAP2 technology built into ConnectX SmartNICs accelerates software-defined networking with no CPU penalty.
Provide Security from Edge to Core
ConnectX SmartNICs provide innovative hardware engines that offload and accelerate security with in-line encryption/decryption.
Enhance Storage Performance
ConnectX SmartNICs enable high-performance storage and data access with RoCE and GPUDirect® Storage. NVM Express (NVMe) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acceleration is added in ConnectX-7.
Enable Precision Timing
Starting with ConnectX-6 Dx, ConnectX SmartNICs provide an extremely accurate time-synchronization service for data center applications and underlying infrastructure.
NVIDIA ConnectX-6 Dx 10/25/50/100/200G SmartNIC
ConnectX-6 Dx provides up to two ports of 25, 50, or 100Gb/s or a single port of 200Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, powered by 50Gb/s PAM4 SerDes technology and PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 host connectivity. ConnectX-6 Dx continues along NVIDIA’s innovation path in scalable cloud fabrics, delivering unparalleled performance and efficiency at every scale. ConnectX-6 Dx’s innovative hardware offload engines, including IPsec and TLS inline data-in-motion encryption, are ideal for enabling secure network connectivity in modern data center environments.
NVIDIA ConnectX-6 Lx 25-50G SmartNIC
ConnectX-6 Lx is a highly secure and efficient 25/50Gb/s Ethernet SmartNIC delivering best-in-breed capabilities for enterprise, cloud, edge, and telecommunications workloads. As part of the industry’s most cost-efficient, secure, and agile family of SmartNICs, ConnectX-6 Lx provides up to two ports of 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or a single port of 50GbE connectivity. ConnectX-6 Lx’s extensive SmartNIC portfolio offers cards in several form factors, feeds, and speeds, including low-profile PCIe and Open Compute Project (OCP) 3.0-compliant cards, enabling customers to choose the best fit for their needs.
NVIDIA ConnectX-6 10/25/50/100/200G SmartNIC
ConnectX-6 is the world’s first 200Gb/s Ethernet network adapter card, offering world-leading performance, smart offloads, and in-network computing, leading to the highest return on investment for cloud, web 2.0, big data, storage, and machine learning applications. ConnectX-6 provides two ports of 200Gb/s for Ethernet connectivity and 215 million messages per second, enabling the highest-performance and most flexible solution for the most demanding data center applications.
NVIDIA ConnectX-5 Single/Dual-Port 100Gb/s
ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter cards provide a high performance and flexible solution that deliver a range of innovative offloads and accelerators in hardware for increased efficiency for data center network and storage connectivity. ConnectX-5 adapter cards bring advanced Open vSwitch offloads to telecommunications and cloud service providers and enterprise data centers to drive extremely high packet rates and throughput, thus boosting data center infrastructure efficiency.
ConnectX®-4 Lx EN 10/25/40/50GbE Ethernet Adapter Cards
ConnectX-4 Lx EN provides an unmatched combination of 10, 25, 40, and 50GbE bandwidth, sub-microsecond latency and a 75 million packets per second message rate. It includes native hardware support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet, Ethernet stateless offload engines, Overlay Networks,and GPUDirect® Technology.
ConnectX-4 Lx offers the best cost effective Ethernet adapter solution for 10, 25, 40 and 50Gb/s Ethernet speeds, enabling seamless networking, clustering, or storage. The adapter reduces application runtime, and offers the flexibility and scalability to make infrastructure run as efficiently and productively as possible.
Innova-2 Flex Open Programmable SmartNIC
Maximizing network efficiency and scalability, the NVIDIA Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open Programmable SmartNIC offers customers an open platform to develop custom-made offloads for a range of markets, including Storage, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence, Security, and more. By combining the advanced ConnectX®-5 InfiniBand and Ethernet network controller ASIC with a state-of-the-art FPGA on board creating the ideal infrastructure for developers to implement their own applications to achieve hardware-like performance with minimum time-to-market.