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Product Line: Mellanox SwitchX-2 Series
Product Type: InfiniBand Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $803.00
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$0.00 - $803.00
Current price $803.00
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Product Description

The SX6720 Mellanox is a 1U, SwitchX®-2 based FDR InfiniBand switch featuring 36 QSFP+ ports capable of 40/56GbE per interface, designed for high throughput with a maximum capacity of 4.032Tb/s. It supports a dual-core x86 architecture, offers rear to front airflow, and includes 2 AC power supplies for efficient power management. The switch operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 45°C, supports a humidity range of 10% to 85% non-condensing for operating conditions, and can function up to an altitude of 3200m.

Key Feature for the SX6720

  • What is the maximum throughput capacity of the SwitchX®-2 based FDR InfiniBand 1U Switch?
    The maximum throughput capacity is 4.032Tb/s.
  • How many QSFP+ ports does the product have?
    The switch is equipped with 36 QSFP+ ports.
  • What are the power supply specifications for the switch?
    It comes with 2 Power Supplies (AC) and supports input voltages of 100-127VAC at 50/60Hz 3.5A and 200-240VAC at 50/60Hz 2.9A.
  • What type of airflow system does the switch utilize?
    The switch utilizes a rear to front airflow system.
  • Can you detail the operating and storage temperature ranges?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0° C to 45° C, while storage temperature ranges from -40° C to 70° C.
  • What is the weight of the switch with two power supplies installed?
    The weight is 11.75kg with two power supplies installed.
  • Does the switch come with a management interface?
    Yes, it includes a management (MGT) interface with 2 ports located at the rear.
  • What are the humidity levels for operating and storage conditions?
    Humidity levels are 10% - 85% non-condensing for operating conditions and 10% - 90% non-condensing for storage conditions.
  • Is a rail kit included with the switch?
    Yes, a rail kit is included.
  • What is the maximum altitude at which the switch can operate?
    The maximum operating and storage altitude is 3200 meters.

Product Review

The Mellanox SX6720 offers high throughput at 4.032Tb/s with 36 QSFP+ interfaces, catering well to environments demanding high bandwidth and connectivity. However, its operation is limited to a maximum temperature of 45°C, which might restrict its use in high-temperature environments. Additionally, the switch's reliance on rear to front airflow and dual power supplies ensures redundancy but requires careful consideration of rack space and airflow management in dense deployments.


The Mellanox SX6720 is a high-performance networking switch designed for efficient data center operations. This switch is built on the SwitchX®-2 based FDR InfiniBand technology and is housed in a 1U form factor, making it suitable for standard depth server racks. It provides a powerful networking foundation with 36 QSFP+ ports that support 40/56GbE interfaces, enabling high-speed connections and facilitating rapid data transfers across the network. One of the key features of the Mellanox SX6720 is its maximum throughput capability of 4.032Tb/s, which ensures the efficient handling of large volumes of data, making it an ideal choice for data-intensive applications and high-performance computing environments. The switch is equipped with a dual-core x86 processor, offering sufficient processing power to manage networking tasks efficiently. For connectivity and management, the switch includes a USB port, a console port, and two management ports on the rear, providing multiple options for direct access and remote management of the device. The inclusion of rear to front airflow design ensures optimal cooling, maintaining the switch's performance even under heavy loads. The Mellanox SX6720 is equipped with two power supplies (AC) to ensure uninterrupted operation, and it supports a wide range of power input voltages from 100-127VAC at 3.5A to 200-240V at 50/60Hz 2.9A, accommodating various power sources and providing flexibility in deployment across different regions. The switch is designed to operate reliably in a wide range of environmental conditions. It can operate in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 45°C and can be stored in temperatures from -40°C to 70°C. It also performs well in environments with humidity levels from 10% to 85% non-condensing during operation and 10% to 90% non-condensing during storage. Additionally, it is capable of operating at altitudes up to 3200m, ensuring its functionality in various geographic locations. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • 36 QSFP+ ports for 40/56GbE interfaces
  • Dual-core x86 processor
  • Two AC power supplies for redundancy
The package comes complete with a rail kit for easy installation in server racks, and it adheres to RoHS6 compliance, ensuring it meets global environmental and safety standards. Weighing in at 11.75kg with two power supplies, the Mellanox SX6720 is both sturdy and manageable. In summary, the Mellanox SX6720 offers a blend of high-speed networking capabilities, robust processing power, and versatile connectivity options, all packaged in a compact, 1U form factor optimized for modern data center environments. Its advanced features and reliable performance make it a suitable choice for organizations seeking to enhance their network infrastructure to support high-demand applications and services.


Part NumberMellanox SX6720
Interface Type40/56GbE QSFP+ Ports
Number of Ports36
Maximum Data Rate4.032 Terabits per second
USB Ports LocationBack Panel
Management Ports LocationBack Panel (2 ports)
Console Port LocationBack Panel
Power Supply Unit IncludedYes
Cooling Fan IncludedYes
Switch TechnologyBased on SwitchX®-2 FDR InfiniBand
Form Factor1U Rack Mount
Number of Power Supplies2 (AC)
Processorx86 Dual-Core
Chassis DepthStandard
Airflow DirectionRear to Front
Mounting KitIncluded
Weight with Dual PSUs11.75 kg
Power Requirements100-127VAC, 50/60Hz, 3.5A; 200-240V, 50/60Hz, 2.9A
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 45°C
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity Range10% to 85%, Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90%, Non-Condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude3200 Meters
Maximum Storage Altitude3200 Meters

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