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Product Line: Mellanox SwitchX Series
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $410.00
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$0.00 - $410.00
Current price $410.00
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Product Description

The MSX6005F-1BFS Mellanox InfiniBand switch features a SwitchX®-2 based FDR technology, delivering high-performance connectivity with 12 QSFP+ ports and a throughput of 1.34Tb/s, suitable for demanding data centers and high-throughput environments. Designed for efficiency and compact spaces, it measures 1.73” (H) x 7.9” (W) x 15.7” (D) and weighs 2.98kg with a single PSU, supporting an operating temperature range from 0ºC to 45ºC. The switch operates unmanaged, with speeds of 10, 40, or 56 Gb/s per port, and requires an external rail kit for installation, ensuring flexibility in deployment for both rack mount and tabletop setups.

Key Feature for the MSX6005F-1BFS

  • What is the maximum throughput of the SwitchX®-2 based FDR InfiniBand 1U Switch?
    The maximum throughput is 1.34 Tb/s.
  • How many QSFP+ ports does the switch have?
    It has 12 QSFP+ ports.
  • Is a rail kit included with the switch for mounting?
    No, the rail kit must be purchased separately.
  • What are the dimensions of the switch?
    The dimensions are 1.73” (H) x 7.9” (W) x 15.7” (D), or 44mm (H) x 200mm (W) x 398.8mm (D).
  • Can the switch be mounted side by side in a 19” rack?
    Yes, it supports side-by-side mounting for 19” rack mount or table top.
  • What power supply configuration does the switch support?
    It supports a single AC power supply.
  • What is the weight of the system with one PSU?
    The weight is approximately 2.98kg or 6.57lbs.
  • What speed per port does the switch support?
    It supports 10, 40, or 56 Gb/s per port.
  • What is the power input voltage range for the switch?
    The power input voltage range is 100 - 240 VAC 50-60Hz.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the switch?
    The operating temperature ranges from Min 0ºC to Max 45ºC.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6005F-1BFS, a SwitchX®-2 based FDR InfiniBand switch, offers a non-blocking throughput of 1.34Tb/s across its 12 QSFP+ ports, catering well to high-performance computing needs. However, the switch is unmanaged and lacks a built-in power redundancy option, as it comes with a single power supply unit, and a rail kit for installation is not included, potentially increasing deployment time and costs. Its compact size and the ability to mount side by side in a 19” rack or on a table top, along with a decent operating temperature range, make it versatile for various environments, though the additional expenses for essential accessories and potential management limitations should be considered.


The Mellanox MSX6005F-1BFS is a high-performance, 1U switch designed for efficiency and scalability within data center environments. This device is built on the advanced SwitchX®-2 architecture, supporting FDR InfiniBand connectivity. It offers a total of 12 QSFP+ ports, facilitating high-speed data transfer capabilities across networks. The switch is optimized for environments demanding high bandwidth and low latency, making it ideal for a wide range of applications, including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, and cloud computing infrastructures. One of the key features of this switch is its throughput capacity of 1.34Tb/s, ensuring non-blocking transmission and effective handling of data traffic. With support for speeds of 10, 40, or 56 Gb/s per port, it provides flexible connectivity options to meet the requirements of various network configurations. The MSX6005F-1BFS is designed with a short depth, making it suitable for installations with limited space. Despite its compact size, measuring 1.73” (H) x 7.9” (W) x 15.7” (D) and weighing approximately 2.98kg with a single power supply unit installed, it does not compromise on performance or reliability. The switch operates on a single AC power supply, with the option to mount it side by side for 19” rack mount or table top, depending on the deployment needs. However, it's important to note that the rail kit necessary for mounting is sold separately. In terms of environmental specifications, the MSX6005F-1BFS is designed to operate within a temperature range of 0ºC to 45ºC and can withstand non-operational temperatures from -40° to 70°C. Humidity levels are maintained at 10% to 85% non-condensing during operation, ensuring the switch's performance remains stable under various conditions.
  • Connector airflow out design aids in efficient heat dissipation, rated at 573 BTUs/hr, minimizing the risk of overheating.
  • Power input voltage ranges from 100 to 240 VAC 50-60Hz, with a typical power consumption score (ATIS) under "snake" topology being 38.18, indicating energy-efficient operation.
  • Compliant with RoHS6, the switch adheres to strict environmental standards, emphasizing Mellanox's commitment to sustainability.
Despite being unmanaged, the MSX6005F-1BFS offers straightforward deployment and operation, catering to environments where sophisticated management features are not a primary requirement. The inclusion of 12 QSFP+ connector cages enables seamless integration with existing network infrastructures, providing a straightforward path to upgrading network capabilities without extensive modifications. In summary, the Mellanox MSX6005F-1BFS combines high throughput, flexibility, and efficient operation, wrapped in a compact, easy-to-deploy package. Its adherence to environmental standards, coupled with its ability to operate in a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels, makes it a reliable choice for data centers aiming to enhance their network performance while maintaining a focus on energy conservation and sustainability.


Part Number and Manufacturer Mellanox MSX6005F-1BFS
Type SwitchX®-2 FDR InfiniBand Switch, 1U form factor
Ports 12 QSFP+ interfaces
Power Supply Units Single AC unit
Management Not required
Depth Compact design
Airflow Direction Exits via connector side
Rail Kit Availability Sold separately
Compliance RoHS6 certified
Bandwidth 1.34 Terabits per second
Dimensions 44mm (H) x 200mm (W) x 398.8mm (D)
Weight with One PSU 2.98 kg/6.57 lbs
Weight with Two PSUs 3.2 kg/7.05 lbs
Installation Options 19” rack side-by-side or standalone
Port Speed 10, 40, 56 Gigabits per second per port
Connector Type 12 QSFP+ cages
Thermal Output 573 British Thermal Units per hour
Power Requirements 100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Energy Efficiency 38.18 (ATIS score under "snake" topology)
Maximum Throughput 1.34 Tb/s, non-blocking architecture
Operational Temperature Range 0ºC to 45ºC
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C
Humidity Tolerance While Operating 10% to 85% non-condensing

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