SuperBlade® networking options include six different Ethernet modules. For simple Layer 2 switching at 1-Gbps the SBM-GEM-001 switch offers a cost-effective connectivity option for 10-Blade or 14-Blade systems. Alternatively, the SBM-GEM-002 1-Gbps Ethernet Pass-Through module provides an even lower cost access option in 10-Blade or 14-Blade systems when switched access is not required. The SBM-GEP-T20 provides this pass-through capability in TwinBlade systems.
Access to 10-Gigabit Ethernet networks is provided by either the Layer 2/3 1/10-Gbps Ethernet Switches – SBM-GEM-X2C+ and SBM-GEM-X3S+ (up to 20 Blades), the 10-Gigabit Ethernet Switch – SBM-XEM-X10SM, or the 10-Gigabit Ethernet Pass-Through Module – SBM-XEM-002M (10-Blade or 14-Blade systems). These Ethernet modules can also be configured for redundant or dual load-sharing operation – or both.
For even faster connections, Supermicro offers three different InfiniBand connectivity options. A powerful new series of QDR InfiniBand switches (SBM-IBS-Q3618, SBM-IBS-Q3618M, SBM-IBS-Q3616, and SBM-IBS-Q3616M) provide connection from Blades to 4X QDR (40-Gbps) InfiniBand networks – the fastest networking technology available for commercial use. Other InfiniBand options include a 4X DDR switch (SBM-IBS-001) and a 14-port 4X DDR Pass-Through module (SBM-IBP-D14).
All SuperBlade® networking options are hot-pluggable.
The fastest networking technology available for commercial users.