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Product Line: Mellanox MSX6710G-FS2F2
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The MSX6710G-FS2F2 is a Mellanox SwitchX®-2 based gateway featuring 36 QSFP+ ports for high-capacity connectivity, supporting up to 56Gb/s per port with an aggregate switching capacity of up to 4Tb/s. It is designed for efficiency and reliability, equipped with 1+1 redundant and hot-swappable power supplies, and N+1 redundant and hot-swappable fans, all within a 19’’ rack mountable chassis that fits standard 1U spaces. The switch ensures low latency with InfiniBand port-to-port latency at 200ns and Ethernet port-to-port latency at 230ns, alongside a 430ns latency for InfiniBand to Ethernet transitions, making it ideal for demanding data center environments.

Key Feature for the MSX6710G-FS2F2

  • What is the Mellanox SwitchX®-2?
    The Mellanox SwitchX®-2 is an InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway featuring 36 QSFP+ ports, dual AC power supplies, x86 dual core processor, and P2C airflow in a 1U rack mountable chassis. It supports 56Gb/s port speeds with up to 4Tb/s aggregate switching capacity.
  • How many QSFP+ ports does the SwitchX®-2 have?
    It has 36 QSFP+ ports.
  • What is the latency between InfiniBand ports on the SwitchX®-2?
    The InfiniBand port-to-port latency is 200ns.
  • What type of airflow does the SwitchX®-2 support?
    The SwitchX®-2 supports P2C (Port-to-Chip) airflow.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the SwitchX®-2?
    The dimensions are 1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 27’’D, and it weighs 19.4 lb (8.8 kg).
  • Is the SwitchX®-2 rack mountable?
    Yes, it is designed for 19’’ rack mounting and comes with a rail kit for installation.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the SwitchX®-2?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0ºC to 45ºC.
  • Does the SwitchX®-2 have redundant power supplies?
    Yes, it has 1+1 redundant and hot-swappable power supplies.
  • What is the Ethernet port-to-port latency on the SwitchX®-2?
    The Ethernet port-to-port latency is 230ns.
  • Is the SwitchX®-2 compliant with IBTA standards?
    Yes, it is compliant with IBTA 1.21 and 1.3 standards.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6710G-FS2F2 offers high-performance connectivity with 36 QSFP+ ports and up to 4Tb/s aggregate switching capacity, suitable for demanding data environments. However, its port-to-port latency, though competitive, may not meet the needs of applications requiring the lowest possible latency. Additionally, its dual power supplies and redundant fan units ensure reliability and uptime, crucial for mission-critical operations.


The Mellanox MSX6710G-FS2F2 SwitchX®-2 InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway is designed to meet the demands of high-performance, scalable data center networks. This gateway integrates 36 QSFP+ ports, capable of delivering up to 56Gb/s per port, resulting in an aggregate switching capacity of up to 4Tb/s. This high throughput is essential for applications requiring fast data transfer rates, such as high-performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, and enterprise data centers. At the core of the Mellanox MSX6710G-FS2F2 is an x86 dual-core processor, which facilitates efficient data processing and management. The device is built to fit a standard 19’’ rack mountable chassis, adhering to a 1U form factor, making it an ideal solution for environments where space efficiency is crucial. The inclusion of redundant power supplies and fan units ensures high availability and reliability, critical for maintaining uninterrupted service. The switch also comes with a rail kit for easy installation. The Mellanox SwitchX®-2 offers exceptional low latency performance, with InfiniBand port-to-port latency at 200ns and Ethernet port-to-port latency at 230ns. This low latency is vital for applications where timely data processing and transfer are crucial. It also features a latency of 430ns between InfiniBand and Ethernet, ensuring efficient interconnectivity between different network types. This gateway is compliant with IBTA 1.21 and 1.3 standards, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of network devices and protocols. It supports 9 virtual lanes, including 8 for data and 1 for management, facilitating efficient data traffic management and prioritization. The Mellanox MSX6710G-FS2F2 is designed with reliability in mind, featuring 1+1 redundant and hot-swappable power supplies, alongside N+1 redundant and hot-swappable fans. This design ensures that the switch remains operational even in the event of a component failure, minimizing downtime. The device operates within a temperature range of 0ºC to 45ºC, and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -40ºC to 70ºC, making it suitable for deployment in a wide range of environmental conditions. Additional hardware specifications include: -
  • Dimensions: 1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 27’’D
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  • Weight: 19.4 lb (8.8 kg)
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  • Input range: 100-127VAC, 200-240VAC
  • These specifications ensure that the Mellanox MSX6710G-FS2F2 is not only powerful and efficient but also compact and easy to integrate into existing network infrastructures. In summary, the Mellanox MSX6710G-FS2F2 SwitchX®-2 InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway is a powerful, efficient, and reliable solution for connecting high-performance computing environments. Its low latency, high throughput, and redundancy features make it an ideal choice for data centers in need of high-speed data transfer and uninterrupted service.


    Part Number MSX6710G-FS2F2
    Manufacturer Mellanox Technologies
    Product Type InfiniBand-Ethernet Gateway Switch
    QSFP+ Ports Quantity 36
    Power Supplies Included 2 (AC)
    Processor Configuration Dual-core x86
    Chassis Depth Standard
    Cooling Airflow Direction Port to Chassis (P2C)
    Mounting Equipment Rail Kit Included
    Environmental Compliance RoHS-6
    Form Factor 1U, 19-inch Rack-mountable with Redundant Power and Cooling
    InfiniBand Latency 200 nanoseconds, Port-to-Port
    Ethernet Latency 230 nanoseconds, Port-to-Port
    Standards Compliance IBTA 1.21 and 1.3
    Virtual Lanes Configuration 9 Lanes: 8 for Data, 1 for Management
    Physical Dimensions Height: 1.72 inches, Width: 16.84 inches, Depth: 27 inches
    Unit Weight 19.4 pounds (8.8 kg)
    Voltage Input Range 100-127VAC, 200-240VAC
    Port Speed 56Gb/s per Port, 36 Ports in a Single 1U Unit
    Switching Capacity Up to 4Tb/s Aggregate
    Cross-Technology Latency 430 nanoseconds between InfiniBand and Ethernet
    Power Redundancy 1+1, Redundant and Hot-Swappable
    Fan Redundancy N+1, Redundant and Hot-Swappable
    Operating Temperature Range Minimum 0ºC, Maximum 45ºC
    Non-Operating Temperature Range -40ºC to 70ºC

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