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Product Line: Mellanox SX6000 Series
Product Type: InfiniBand Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $788.00
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$0.00 - $788.00
Current price $788.00
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Product Description

The MSX6036F-1SFR Mellanox is a SwitchX-based, 36-port QSFP FDR InfiniBand switch, housed in a 19’’ rack mountable 1U chassis, designed for high-performance computing environments. It offers a non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s and supports up to 4.032Tb/s aggregate data throughput, with a port-to-port latency of 200ns. This managed switch system features dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, a RS232 port over DB9, a USB port, and supports both passive copper and active fiber cables, ensuring versatile connectivity options.

Key Feature for the MSX6036F-1SFR

  • What is the switching capacity of the SwitchX-based 36-port QSFP FDR 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system?
    The switching capacity is 4Tb/s.
  • How many QSFP ports does the Managed InfiniBand switch system have?
    The system features 36 QSFP non-blocking ports.
  • What type of airflow does the switch support?
    It supports forward airflow.
  • Can you describe the power consumption for different cable types used with this switch?
    For passive cables, the typical power consumption is 126W, and for active cables, it is 231W.
  • Are redundant power supplies available for this switch?
    Yes, optional redundant power supplies and fan units are available.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The dimensions are 1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 24.7’’D, and it weighs 20.5lb (9.3kg).
  • What is the port-to-port latency of the Managed InfiniBand switch system?
    The port-to-port latency is 200ns.
  • What types of cables are compatible with the QSFP connectors on this switch?
    Both passive copper and active fiber cables are compatible.
  • Does the switch have Ethernet ports?
    Yes, it includes dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges for the switch?
    The operating temperature range is 0ºC to 45ºC, and the non-operating temperature range is -40ºC to 70ºC.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR offers a non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s across its 36 QSFP ports, supporting both passive copper and active fiber cables, making it a versatile choice for high-throughput networking needs. However, the switch's power consumption varies significantly between using passive (126W) and active (231W) cables, which could impact operational costs depending on the chosen cabling solution. Additionally, while the option for redundant power supplies and fan units enhances reliability, these features are optional, potentially increasing the initial cost and complexity of deployment for environments requiring high availability.


The Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR is a high-performance InfiniBand switch system designed to facilitate efficient data transfer and communication within networks. It operates on the SwitchX architecture and is equipped with 36 QSFP ports, supporting a non-blocking switching capacity of up to 4Tb/s. This managed switch is packaged in a 1U, standard-depth, 19-inch rack-mountable chassis, making it suitable for compact server environments. The switch offers both forward airflow for cooling and compliance with RoHS-6 environmental standards. Key features of the Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR include the capability to deliver an aggregate data throughput of 4.032Tb/s using FDR technology. This ensures high-speed data transmission across the network, minimizing bottlenecks and enhancing overall system performance. The switch boasts a low port-to-port latency of 200ns, which significantly reduces data transfer times and improves efficiency for time-sensitive applications. Connectivity options on the Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR are versatile, featuring dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for network management, an RS232 port over DB9 for device configuration, and a USB port for easy firmware updates or configurations. The QSFP connectors support both passive copper and active fiber cables, providing flexibility in network design and expansion.
  • Dimensions: 1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 24.7’’D
  • Weight: 20.5lb (9.3kg)
  • Power Consumption: 126W with passive cables, 231W with active cables
The Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR is designed for energy efficiency, with typical power consumption varying depending on the type of cable used. Passive cable configurations consume approximately 126W, while active cable configurations consume about 231W. This switch also offers optional features such as redundant power supplies and fan drawers, enhancing its reliability and uptime in critical network operations. Operational conditions for the Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR range from 0ºC to 45ºC, with a non-operating temperature tolerance between -40ºC to 70ºC. Humidity levels are maintained between 10% to 85% during operation, ensuring the switch operates efficiently under various environmental conditions. The unit includes a hot-swappable fan unit with auto-heat sensing capabilities, which adjusts fan speed dynamically for silent operation and optimal cooling. In summary, the Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR is a powerful, high-capacity InfiniBand switch system, designed for environments requiring fast data throughput, low latency, and flexible connectivity options. Its compact form factor, environmental tolerance, and optional redundancy features make it a suitable choice for data centers and enterprise networking applications demanding high performance and reliability.


Product Number MSX6036F-1SFR
Manufacturer Mellanox
Architecture Based on SwitchX, 36 QSFP ports, FDR, in a 1U form factor
Type InfiniBand switch, managed, with non-blocking architecture
Switching Capacity 4 Terabits per second
Form Factor 1U, standard depth, suitable for 19-inch rack installation
Cooling Front to rear airflow, meets RoHS-6 standards
Power Supply Single, with options for redundancy
Ports 36 QSFP ports offering up to 4.032 Terabits per second combined throughput
Latency 200 nanoseconds between ports
Management Ports Dual Gigabit Ethernet, one RS232 over DB9, and one USB port
Connectivity QSFP interfaces support both passive copper and active fiber cables
Dimensions Height: 1.72 inches, Width: 16.84 inches, Depth: 24.7 inches
Weight 20.5 pounds (9.3 kilograms)
Power Consumption (FDR) 126W with passive cables, 231W with active cables
Operational Temperature Range 0ºC to 45ºC
Non-Operational Temperature Range -40ºC to 70ºC
Operational Humidity Range 10% to 85%
Fan Units Hot-swappable, with auto-adjustment for noise reduction
Additional Features Optional components include redundant power supplies and fans

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