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Product Line: Mellanox SwitchX-2
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $615.00
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Product Description

The MSX6036F-1BRS is a Mellanox InfiniBand switch featuring a SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR in a 1U form factor with 4Tb/s non-blocking switching capacity. It supports an aggregate data throughput of up to 4.032Tb/s with 200ns port-to-port latency, and includes dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, a RS232 port over DB9, and a USB port for connectivity. Designed for efficiency, it offers options for redundant power supplies, operates within a temperature range of 0ºC to 45ºC, and consumes 126W with passive cables or 231W with active cables.

Key Feature for the MSX6036F1BRS

  • What is the switching capacity of the SwitchX®-2 based 36-port QSFP FDR 1U Managed InfiniBand switch system?
    The switching capacity is 4Tb/s.
  • How many QSFP ports does the system have, and what is its aggregate data throughput?
    It has 36 QSFP non-blocking ports with an aggregate data throughput up to 4.032Tb/s (FDR).
  • What kind of airflow design does the switch have?
    It features a C2P (cold-to-power) airflow design.
  • Can you describe the port-to-port latency of this device?
    The port-to-port latency is 200ns.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the switch system?
    The dimensions are 1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 24.7’’D and it weighs 20.5lb (9.3kg).
  • What types of cables can be used with the QSFP connectors?
    Both passive copper or active fiber cables can be used with the QSFP connectors.
  • Is there an option for redundant power supplies and fan units?
    Yes, optional redundant power supplies and fan drawers are available.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    Operating temperature range is 0ºC to 45ºC, and non-operating temperature range is -40ºC to 70ºC.
  • Describe the network management ports available on this switch.
    It includes dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, an RS232 port over DB9, and a USB port.
  • What is the typical power consumption for this switch when using different types of cables?
    Typical power consumption is 126W with passive cables and 231W with active cables.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6036F-1BRS offers high performance with a non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s and 36 QSFP ports, supporting aggregate data throughput up to 4.032Tb/s, which is suitable for environments requiring high bandwidth and low latency. However, the switch's power consumption varies significantly between using passive (126W) and active (231W) cables, potentially impacting operational costs in large deployments. Additionally, while the option for redundant power supplies and fan drawers improves reliability, it adds to the initial cost and complexity of the system.


The Mellanox MSX6036F-1BRS is a high-performance, 1U managed InfiniBand switch system, designed for efficient data center networking. It is based on the advanced SwitchX®-2 architecture and offers 36 QSFP ports for FDR InfiniBand connectivity. This switch is engineered to support a non-blocking switching capacity of 4Tb/s, enabling high-throughput and low-latency networking for demanding applications and environments. At the core of its capabilities, the Mellanox MSX6036F-1BRS provides an aggregate data throughput of up to 4.032Tb/s across its 36 non-blocking ports, ensuring efficient data flow and improved network performance. The switch features a port-to-port latency of just 200ns, minimizing delay and enhancing the efficiency of data transmission within the network. For management and connectivity, the switch includes dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, an RS232 port over DB9, and a USB port. These interfaces allow for flexible management options and easy integration into existing network infrastructures. The QSFP connectors on the switch support both passive copper and active fiber cables, providing versatility in network design and connectivity options. The Mellanox MSX6036F-1BRS is designed with practicality in mind, featuring a 19’’ rack-mountable chassis that is only 1U high. Despite its compact size, the switch offers optional redundant power supplies and fan units, ensuring reliable operation and system redundancy for critical network environments. The switch supports a C2P airflow scheme and comes with a Rail Kit for easy installation. - Dimensions of the switch are 1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 24.7’’D, making it suitable for short-depth racks. - The weight of the switch is 20.5lb (9.3kg), allowing for straightforward deployment in data centers. - Compliance with RoHS6 standards ensures that the switch meets global environmental and safety requirements. Regarding power consumption, the Mellanox MSX6036F-1BRS is designed for efficiency. Typical power consumption varies with the type of cable used: 126W with passive cables and 231W with active cables. This flexibility allows organizations to balance performance needs with power efficiency. The switch operates reliably in a wide range of temperatures, from 0ºC to 45ºC when operating and -40ºC to 70ºC when non-operating. It also handles humidity well, operating within a range of 10% to 85%. These specifications ensure that the Mellanox MSX6036F-1BRS can withstand the challenging conditions often found in data center environments. In summary, the Mellanox MSX6036F-1BRS combines high-speed data transmission, low latency, and flexible connectivity options in a compact, 1U form factor. Its advanced features and reliable operation make it an ideal choice for building efficient, high-performance computing and networking environments.


Part Number MSX6036F-1BRS
Manufacturer Mellanox
Product Type 36-port QSFP FDR InfiniBand switch, 1U, based on SwitchX®-2
Switching Capacity 4Tb/s non-blocking
Power Supply Unit Single, with option for redundancy
Form Factor Compact depth
Cooling Direction Front to Back (C2P) airflow
Mounting Option Rail Kit included
Compliance RoHS-6
Chassis 19-inch rack-mount, 1U. Supports redundant power and fans
Ports 36 QSFP ports, non-blocking, total bandwidth up to 4.032Tb/s (FDR)
Latency 200 nanoseconds, port-to-port
Management Ports Dual Ethernet (10/100/1000) ports, one RS232 (DB9), one USB
Connectors QSFP
Cable Types Supports both passive copper and active fiber
Dimensions Height: 1.72 inches, Width: 16.84 inches, Depth: 24.7 inches
Weight 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg)
Power Consumption (FDR) Passive cable: 126W, Active cable: 231W
Switching Capacity Up to 4Tb/s aggregate
Redundancy Options Power supplies and cooling fans can be redundant
Operational Temperature 0ºC to 45ºC
Storage Temperature -40ºC to 70ºC
Humidity 10% to 85%, operational

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