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Product Line: Mellanox
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The MSX6512-NR Mellanox chassis switch features an FDR/FDR10/QDR configuration with an impressive 24.2Tb/s aggregate switching capacity and 216 FDR (56Gb/s) ports, all contained within a 9U modular chassis. It is designed for efficient power management with 4 power supplies in an N+N configuration and includes 4 auto-heat sensing fans for optimized cooling. Additionally, the switch offers ultra-low switching latency, QSFP+ connectors compliant with SFF-8436 and INF-8438i, and supports hot-swappable units to ensure continuous operation and minimal downtime.

Key Feature for the MSX6512-NR

  • What is the switching capacity of the 24.2Tb/s, 216-port FDR/FDR10/QDR chassis switch?
    The switch has an aggregate switching capacity of 24.2Tb/s.
  • How many ports does the switch support?
    It supports 216 FDR (56Gb/s) ports in a 9U switch configuration.
  • What type of power supply redundancy does the switch offer?
    The switch offers N+N power supply redundancy.
  • What are the operating temperature limits of the switch?
    The operating temperature ranges from a minimum of 10°C to a maximum of 45°C.
  • Is the switch RoHS-6 compliant?
    Yes, the switch is RoHS-6 compliant.
  • How many power supplies does the switch include?
    It includes 4 power supplies.
  • What are the humidity conditions for the switch's operation?
    The humidity range for operation is 10-90% non-condensing.
  • What type of connectors does the switch use?
    The switch uses QSFP+ connectors, compliant with SFF-8436 and INF-8438i.
  • Are the fan trays of the switch hot-swappable?
    Yes, the fan trays are hot-swappable, featuring auto-heat sensing fans.
  • What is the port latency of the switch?
    The switch offers sub 1us port latency.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6512-NR offers a high-capacity networking solution with 24.2Tb/s aggregate switching capacity and 216 FDR (56Gb/s) ports, housed in a 9U chassis, making it suitable for environments requiring high bandwidth and port density. Its ultra-low switching latency and compliance with IBTA 1.21 and 1.3 standards ensure efficient data transfer and interoperability. However, the requirement for 220VAC for N+N slots redundancy and the operational temperature limits could restrict deployment flexibility in some scenarios.


The Mellanox MSX6512-NR is a high-capacity, high-speed network switch designed to meet the demands of large-scale, high-performance computing environments. It features a total switching capacity of 24.2Tb/s, providing ample bandwidth for data-intensive applications. With 216 ports supporting FDR (56Gb/s), FDR10, and QDR speeds, this switch is housed in a 9U modular chassis, optimizing rack space while delivering unparalleled data throughput. In terms of hardware specifications, the MSX6512-NR boasts an ultra-low switching latency, ensuring rapid data transmission and reducing bottlenecks in network traffic. This is particularly beneficial in environments where timing is critical, such as financial trading platforms or real-time data analytics systems. The switch is equipped with QSFP+ connectors, adhering to SFF-8436 and INF-8438i standards, which facilitate high-speed connections and ensure compatibility with a wide range of network cables and equipment. The MSX6512-NR is designed with redundancy and reliability in mind. It includes four power supplies arranged in an N+N configuration, providing backup in the event of a power supply failure and ensuring continuous operation. Additionally, the switch is equipped with hot-swappable fan trays and power units, allowing for maintenance and replacements without disrupting network operations. These features are supported at 220VAC only, with an input range of 90-264VAC and a frequency of 47-63Hz, single-phase AC. Operating conditions for the MSX6512-NR allow for deployment in a variety of environments. It can function within a temperature range of 10°C to 45°C and a humidity range of 10-90% non-condensing, ensuring reliable performance under diverse conditions. The switch's auto-heat sensing fans adjust to temperature changes, maintaining optimal operating conditions and prolonging the life of the device. Compliance with IBTA 1.21 and 1.3 standards guarantees interoperability and support for the latest InfiniBand features, further enhancing the switch's performance and utility in high-speed networking environments. A large forwarding table with 4x48K entries enables efficient routing and handling of traffic, reducing latency and improving overall network efficiency. Key features of the Mellanox MSX6512-NR include: - 24.2Tb/s aggregate switching capacity and 216 FDR (56Gb/s) ports for high-speed data transfer. - Ultra-low switching latency and a large 4x48K entry linear forwarding table for efficient traffic management. - Hot-swappable units with N+N redundancy slots for continuous operation and minimal downtime. The Mellanox MSX6512-NR's combination of high capacity, low latency, and reliability features make it a compelling choice for organizations requiring a high-performance networking solution. Its adherence to environmental standards, including RoHS-6, further underscores its commitment to quality and sustainability. With its robust design and advanced capabilities, the MSX6512-NR is well-suited to support the most demanding data center environments and high-performance computing tasks.


Part Number MSX6512-NR
Manufacturer Mellanox
Type Chassis Switch for FDR/FDR10/QDR
Cooling System 4 installed fans
Power Supply Units 4 (N+N redundancy)
Compliance RoHS-6
Ports 216 FDR (56Gb/s) ports in a 9U form factor
Total Switching Capacity 24.2Tb/s
Latency Exceptionally low
Power Configuration N+N
Size 9U modular frame
Standards IBTA 1.21 and 1.3 compatible
Forwarding Table 192K entries over 4x48K
Connector Type QSFP+ (complies with SFF-8436 and INF-8438i)
Modularity Hot pluggable for redundancy, supports N+N slots (@220VAC)
Electrical Input 90-264VAC range
Frequency 47-63Hz, single-phase AC
Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 45°C
Humidity Range 10-90%, non-condensing
Fan Trays Hot-swappable
Fan Technology Thermal regulation sensitive
Port-to-port Latency Below 1 microsecond
Diagnostics Port Error Indicator LED

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