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Product Line: Mellanox MSX6536-NR
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $8,004.00
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Product Description

The MSX6536-NR Mellanox is a high-capacity, SwitchX-based chassis switch featuring a 72.5Tb/s aggregate switching capacity with 648 FDR (56Gb/s) ports across a 29U modular chassis. It supports FDR/FDR10/QDR speeds, is equipped with 8 fans, 10 power supplies for redundancy, and offers 165ns to 495ns port latency. The switch utilizes QSFP+ connectors compliant with SFF-8436 and INF8438i, supports up to 8 switch partitions, and operates within a temperature range of 10°C to 45°C with humidity levels from 10-90% non-condensing.

Key Feature for the MSX6536-NR

  • What is the aggregate switching capacity of the SwitchX chassis switch?
    The SwitchX chassis switch has an aggregate switching capacity of 72.52 Tb/s.
  • How many ports does the SwitchX support, and what type are they?
    The SwitchX supports 648 FDR (56Gb/s) ports using QSFP+ connectors that are compliant with SFF-8436 and INF8438i standards.
  • What are the power supply options available for the SwitchX?
    The SwitchX includes 1KW hot swappable units with N+2 slots and 1.6KW hot swappable units with N+N slots for redundancy, operating at an input range of 90-264VAC and a frequency of 47-63Hz, single phase AC.
  • Can the SwitchX operate in environments with high humidity?
    Yes, the SwitchX can operate in environments with 10-90% non-condensing humidity.
  • What is the port latency range for the SwitchX?
    The port latency range for the SwitchX is between 165ns to 495ns.
  • How many switch partitions can be configured on the SwitchX?
    Up to 8 switch partitions can be configured on the SwitchX.
  • What are the environmental operating temperatures for the SwitchX?
    The operating temperature range for the SwitchX is from 10°C to 45°C.
  • Does the SwitchX support fiber media adapters?
    Yes, the SwitchX supports fiber media adapters.
  • What is the size and port capacity per blade for the SwitchX?
    Each blade in the SwitchX can support 18 QSFP InfiniBand ports, with each port capable of up to 56Gb/s, within a 29U modular chassis.
  • What redundancy options are available for the SwitchX power supplies?
    The SwitchX offers N+N redundancy for its 1.6KW hot swappable power supply units at 220VAC, in addition to N+2 redundancy for the 1KW units.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6536-NR SwitchX offers a high-density solution with 648 FDR (56Gb/s) ports and a 72.52 Tb/s aggregate switching capacity, accommodating large-scale network environments effectively. However, its port latency ranges from 165ns to 495ns, which may not meet the requirements for applications demanding lower latency. Additionally, the switch supports advanced redundancy features with both N+2 and N+N hot swappable power supply units, ensuring high availability and reliability for critical network operations.


The Mellanox MSX6536-NR is a high-capacity chassis switch designed to meet the demands of intensive data environments. This product integrates the cutting-edge SwitchX technology, enabling a remarkable aggregate switching capacity of 72.52 Tb/s. The switch is optimized for FDR (Fourteen Data Rate), FDR10, and QDR (Quad Data Rate) technologies, ensuring versatile connectivity options for diverse network requirements. With a total of 648 FDR (56Gb/s) ports housed in a 29U modular chassis, the MSX6536-NR offers extensive network scalability and performance. The switch is equipped with 18 QSFP InfiniBand ports per blade, each supporting up to 56Gb/s, which facilitates high-speed data transfer rates essential for compute and storage-intensive applications. Key hardware specifications include: - 8 fans and 10 power supplies for enhanced system reliability and uptime. - QSFP+ connectors that are compliant with SFF-8436 and INF8438i standards, ensuring broad compatibility with fiber media adapters. - Port latency ranging from 165ns to 495ns, allowing for efficient data processing and minimal delay. The MSX6536-NR supports up to 8 switch partitions, providing flexibility in network segmentation and management. For power efficiency and redundancy, the switch features 1KW and 1.6KW hot-swappable power units. These units come with N+2 and N+N slots, respectively, to ensure uninterrupted operation, especially in configurations that demand high power availability. The N+N power supply option is specifically designed for 220VAC inputs. This switch operates within a wide input range of 90-264VAC and supports a frequency range of 47-63Hz on a single-phase AC. It is designed to function optimally within an operating temperature range of 0ºC to 45ºC. The device can withstand non-operating temperatures from -40ºC to 70ºC, and operates under humidity levels of 10-90% non-condensing, ensuring durability and reliability under various environmental conditions. Additional features include:
  • Compliance with RoHS-6, highlighting the switch's adherence to environmental safety standards.
  • Capability to interface with fiber media adapters, expanding the switch's applicability in fiber-based networking setups.
  • Provision for extensive network customization and scalability through support for up to 8 switch partitions.
The Mellanox MSX6536-NR represents a significant advancement in chassis switch technology, offering unparalleled performance and flexibility for modern data centers. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with the high port count and switching capacity, makes it an ideal solution for organizations looking to optimize their network infrastructure for speed, reliability, and scalability.


Part NumberMSX6536-NR
TypeSwitchX, 72.5Tb/s, 648-port FDR/FDR10/QDR modular switch
Cooling8 fan units included
Power Units10 power modules
ComplianceRoHS-6 compliant
Latency Range165ns to 495ns between ports
Partition CapabilitySupports up to 8 logical switches
Connection InterfaceQSFP+ (compliant with SFF-8436 and INF8438i)
Adapter TypeFiber optic media adapters
Power Modules (1KW)Hot-swap capable, N+2 redundancy slots
Power Modules (1.6KW)Hot-swap capable, N+N redundancy slots (220VAC)
Input Voltage90-264VAC
Electrical Frequency47-63Hz, single-phase AC
Minimum Operating Temperature10°C
Maximum Operating Temperature45°C
Humidity Tolerance10-90% RH, non-condensing
Port Configuration648 FDR (56Gb/s) ports in a 29U form factor
Switching Capacity72.52 Tb/s total
Power Redundancy OptionN+N power supply configuration available
Chassis Form Factor29U modular design
Ports per Blade18 QSFP InfiniBand ports, up to 56Gb/s each
Minimum Operational Temperature0°C
Maximum Operational Temperature45°C
Storage Temperature-40°C to 70°C

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