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Product Line: Mellanox MSX6506NR
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $701.00
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Product Description

The MSX6506-NR is a Mellanox-based chassis switch featuring a SwitchX® core capable of 12.1Tb/s throughput, with 108-port FDR/FDR10/QDR connectivity options. It supports up to 56Gb/s per QSFP across 18 InfiniBand ports per blade, ensuring ultra-low sub 1us port latency. Designed for high reliability, it includes N+N power supply redundancy, hot-swappable fan trays, and QSFP+ connectors compliant with SFF-8436 and INF-8438i, housed in a 6U modular chassis with front-to-rear airflow for optimized cooling.

Key Feature for the MSX6506NR

  • What is the total switching capacity of the SwitchX®?
    The total switching capacity of the SwitchX® is 12.1Tb/s.
  • How many ports does the chassis switch support?
    The 108-port FDR/FDR10/QDR chassis switch supports 108 ports.
  • What type of power supply redundancy does the SwitchX® offer?
    The SwitchX® offers N+N power supply redundancy.
  • Can you describe the chassis size and port speed for the SwitchX®?
    The chassis is a 6U modular design with 18 QSFP InfiniBand ports per blade, supporting speeds up to 56Gb/s per QSFP.
  • What is the port latency of SwitchX®?
    The SwitchX® has a sub 1us port latency.
  • Which standards is the SwitchX® compliant with?
    The SwitchX® is compliant with IBTA 1.21 and 1.3.
  • What are the MTU sizes supported by the SwitchX®?
    The SwitchX® supports MTU sizes ranging from 256 to 4Kbyte.
  • What type of connectors are used in the SwitchX®?
    The SwitchX® uses QSFP+ connectors, compliant with SFF-8436 and INF-8438i.
  • Is the SwitchX® designed for easy maintenance and upgrades?
    Yes, the SwitchX® features hot swappable units with N+N slots for redundancy, supporting easy maintenance and upgrades.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the SwitchX®?
    The operating temperature ranges from Min 10 °C to Max 45°C, with a humidity range of 10-90% non-condensing.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6506-NR SwitchX® offers a high-density networking solution with its 108-port FDR/FDR10/QDR chassis, capable of up to 56Gb/s per QSFP, addressing the needs for extensive data throughput and connectivity in large-scale networks. Its ultra-low sub 1us port latency and 12.1Tb/s switching capacity are significant for environments requiring fast data transfer and minimal delay. However, the system's reliance on a 220VAC input for hot-swappable unit redundancy could limit its deployment flexibility in regions with different power standards or in setups with varying power supply requirements.


The Mellanox MSX6506-NR is a high-performance, 12.1Tb/s capacity, 108-port FDR/FDR10/QDR chassis switch that provides advanced networking capabilities for data centers. It is designed to support a wide range of high-speed networking requirements with its ultra-low switching latency and high throughput capabilities. This switch includes 4 fans and 2 power supplies in an N+N configuration, ensuring continuous operation and system reliability. The MSX6506-NR is compliant with RoHS-6 standards, highlighting its commitment to environmental sustainability. At the heart of its design, the switch features a 6U modular chassis, which offers flexibility and scalability by housing 18 QSFP InfiniBand ports per blade, capable of delivering speeds up to 56Gb/s per QSFP. This performance is complemented by the switch's sub 1us port latency, making it an excellent choice for environments where speed and efficiency are paramount. Additionally, the MSX6506-NR is compliant with both IBTA 1.21 and 1.3 standards, ensuring broad compatibility and adherence to industry specifications. The Mellanox MSX6506-NR supports a variable MTU from 256 to 4Kbytes, catering to different data sizes and optimizing performance across varied networking demands. The QSFP+ connectors are compliant with SFF-8436 and INF-8438i standards, further emphasizing this switch's adaptability and readiness for diverse networking environments. Key features include: -
  • Hot swappable units with N+N slots for redundancy, ensuring high availability and reliability, particularly when operating at 220VAC.
  • Support for a wide input range from 90-264VAC and a frequency range of 47-63Hz, accommodating single-phase AC power sources.
  • Hot-swappable fan trays equipped with auto-heat sensing fans, which adjust their speed based on the system's temperature, promoting efficient cooling and energy conservation.
The operating temperature range of the MSX6506-NR spans from a minimum of 10°C to a maximum of 45°C, with a humidity tolerance of 10-90% non-condensing, ensuring stable operation across various environmental conditions. This durability is enhanced by the front-to-rear air flow design, which optimizes cooling and supports the switch's high-performance characteristics. Additionally, the switch boasts a 4x48K entry linear forwarding table, enabling efficient data processing and forwarding. The inclusion of fiber media adapters further extends the system's networking capabilities, allowing for flexible connections and network designs. In summary, the Mellanox MSX6506-NR is a powerful, scalable, and efficient networking solution. Its comprehensive feature set, including high-speed connectivity, ultra-low latency, and robust redundancy options, makes it an ideal choice for data centers looking to enhance their network infrastructure with advanced, dependable technology.


Part NumberMSX6506-NR
Product TypeSwitchX®, 12.1Tb/s capacity, 108-port chassis switch supporting FDR/FDR10/QDR
ComponentsIncludes 4 fans and 2 power supplies, N+N redundancy configuration
ComplianceRoHS-6 certified
Switching LatencyExceptionally low
Power ConfigurationN+N redundancy
Chassis Design6U, modular
Ports18 QSFP InfiniBand ports per module, bandwidth up to 56Gb/s per QSFP
Port LatencyLess than 1us
Standards ComplianceMeets IBTA 1.21 and 1.3 standards
MTU SizeAdjustable from 256 to 4Kbytes
Connector TypeQSFP+ (complies with SFF-8436 and INF-8438i)
RedundancyHot swappable components with N+N slots, functional at 220VAC
Voltage Range90-264VAC input
AC Frequency47-63Hz, single phase
Fan FeaturesHot-swappable, managed by auto-heat sensing technology
Minimum TemperatureOperating at a minimum of 10°C
Maximum TemperatureOperating at a maximum of 45°C
Humidity Tolerance10-90%, non-condensing
Media AdaptersFiber media adapters compatible
Forwarding TableSupports up to 4x48K entries, linear forwarding
Cooling SystemFront-to-rear air flow, enhances thermal management

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