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Product Line: Mellanox SX6018 Series
Product Type: Switch System
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Product Description

The MSX6018F-1BRS Mellanox is a 1U InfiniBand switch based on SwitchX®-2 technology, featuring 18 QSFP ports with FDR support and a nonblocking switching capacity of 2Tb/s. It offers versatile connectivity options with speeds of 10, 40, or 56 Gb/s per port, and is designed for efficient operation with a power input voltage range of 100 - 240 VAC 50-60Hz and a heat dissipation of 573 BTUs/hr. This managed switch system is optimized for high-density mounting in 19” racks or tabletop placements, with dimensions of 1.73” (H) x 7.9” (W) x 15.7” (D) and a weight of 2.98kg (6.57lbs) with one power supply unit installed.

FAQs for the MSX6018F-1BRS

  • What is the switching capacity of the SwitchX®-2 based 18-port QSFP FDR 1U managed InfiniBand switch system?
    The switching capacity is 2Tb/s.
  • How does the airflow design of this system accommodate different rack configurations?
    It features a reverse airflow design, ensuring compatibility with various rack configurations.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the system with a single power supply unit (PSU)?
    The dimensions are 1.73” (H) x 7.9” (W) x 15.7” (D) and the weight is 2.98kg/6.57lbs.
  • Can the system be mounted in a 19” rack?
    Yes, it can be mounted side by side in a 19” rack or placed on a table top.
  • What speed options are available per port on this InfiniBand switch?
    Speed options include 10, 40, or 56 Gb/s per port.
  • How is heat managed within the system, and what is its heat dissipation rate?
    Heat dissipation is managed efficiently, with a rate of 573 BTUs/hr.
  • What power input voltage does the system require?
    It requires a power input voltage of 100 - 240 VAC 50-60Hz.
  • What is the operational and non-operational temperature range of the system?
    The operational temperature range is 0ºC to 45ºC, and the non-operational range is -40° to 70°C.
  • How does humidity affect the system's operation and storage?
    Operational humidity is 10% - 85% non-condensing, and non-operational humidity is 10% - 90% non-condensing.
  • What is the maximum altitude at which the system can operate?
    The maximum operational altitude is 3050m.

Product Review

The Mellanox MSX6018F-1BRS features an impressive non-blocking switching capacity of 2Tb/s, catering to high-performance computing and data center demands. However, its operational temperature range is limited to 0ºC to 45ºC, potentially restricting deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the switch's compact size and reverse airflow design offer flexibility in installation, but the necessity for side-by-side mounting for rack integration may not suit all infrastructure layouts.


The Mellanox MSX6018F-1BRS is a high-performance, 1U managed InfiniBand switch system designed for efficient data center networking. It is based on the advanced SwitchX®-2 architecture and equipped with 18 QSFP FDR ports. This switch delivers a nonblocking switching capacity of 2Tb/s, ensuring rapid data transfer and processing capabilities essential for high-demand environments. Key specifications include a throughput of 2.02Tb/s, making it suitable for intensive computing tasks and data-heavy applications. Its physical dimensions are 1.73” (H) x 7.9” (W) x 15.7” (D), or 44mm (H) x 200mm (W) x 398.8mm (D), and it offers a compact form factor with a short depth and reverse airflow design, enhancing its adaptability in various installation scenarios. The switch is compliant with RoHS-6, indicating adherence to strict environmental and safety standards.
  • Speed options per port include 10, 40, or 56 Gb/s, allowing for flexible network configurations and bandwidth provisioning to meet different application requirements.
  • The connector cage supports 12 QSFP+ ports, facilitating high-density connections while maintaining optimal signal integrity and network reliability.
  • Heat dissipation is managed efficiently with a rate of 573 BTUs/hr, ensuring stable operation under varying load conditions.
The system's weight varies with the number of power supply units (PSUs) installed; a configuration with 1 PSU weighs 2.98kg (6.57lbs), and with 2 PSUs, it weighs 3.2kg (7.05lbs). It offers versatile mounting options, including side-by-side for 19” rack mount or tabletop placement, accommodating different data center layouts. Power input voltage ranges from 100 to 240 VAC 50-60Hz, with a typical power consumption score (ATIS) under "snake" topology of 38.18. It boasts a capacity of 1.34 Tb/s non-blocking, ensuring efficient traffic flow and reduced bottlenecks in high-performance computing environments. Operational temperatures range from a minimum of 0ºC to a maximum of 45ºC, with non-operational temperature tolerance extending from -40° to 70°C. This wide temperature range demonstrates the switch's reliability in diverse operating conditions. Humidity levels are maintained between 10% to 85% non-condensing during operation and 10% to 90% non-condensing when non-operational, highlighting its resilience in varied environmental conditions. Furthermore, the switch is designed to operate at altitudes up to 3050m, offering flexibility in deployment across different geographical locations. The Mellanox MSX6018F-1BRS stands out for its high-speed connectivity, compact and efficient design, and robust environmental tolerance, making it an ideal choice for data centers requiring reliable, high-performance networking solutions.


Part NumberMSX6018F-1BRS
Type18-port QSFP FDR InfiniBand Switch, SwitchX®-2, 1U form factor
Switching Capacity2 Terabits per second
Power Supply UnitsSingle, with option for dual
Cabinet DepthShallow
Airflow DirectionReversed
Maximum Throughput2.02 Terabits per second
Dimensions44mm x 200mm x 398.8mm or 1.73" x 7.9" x 15.7" (H x W x D)
Weight (1 PSU)2.98 kg or 6.57 lbs
Weight (2 PSUs)3.2 kg or 7.05 lbs
Installation OptionsHorizontal in 19” rack or standalone
Port Speed10, 40, 56 Gbps
Connectors12 QSFP+
Thermal Output573 British Thermal Units per hour
Power Requirement100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Typical Power Consumption (ATIS)38.18 Watts
Switching Fabric Capacity1.34 Terabits per second, full-duplex
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C
Maximum Operating Temperature45°C
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C
Humidity (Operational)10% to 85%, non-condensing
Humidity (Storage)10% to 90%, non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude3050 meters

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