These two NIC modules, together with the previously introduced N2S-MHM202A, are designed to facilitate the deployment of latency-free networks as the road to 5G and IoT demands network performance with zero bottleneck and zero compromise, and such demand can not be fulfilled by software alone; latency elimination and packet rates optimization must also be optimized by way of seamless hardware implementations.
The N2S-MHM201 comes with dual 100Gb/s QSFP28 ports and is driven by Mellanox® ConnectX-4 Ethernet controller while the N2S-IHM203 is equipped with dual 100Gb/s QSFP28 ports and is powered by Intel® E810-CAM2. Last but not least, the N2S-MHM202A, a NIC module with dual 100 GbE fiber ports is built with Mellanox® ConnectX-5 EN.
According to Intel, the E810-CAM2 “supports up to 100Gb/s throughput for a variety of workloads” encompassing enterprise, communications and Cloud applications and services while Mellanox (now NVIDIA Networking) states that the ConnectX technology “enhances offloading of virtual switches and virtual routers” and “together with native RoCE and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) support,” the ConnectX technology “dramatically improves Cloud and NFV platform efficiency.”
All three NIC modules deliver 2x 100Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, speedy packet rates and almost zero latency performance, making them the ideal solutions for optimizing load-balancing and for achieving real-time zero-latency, two of the most important deciding factors for data centers handling high data volume applications such as telecom, CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) and Cloud RAN.
NIC Module With Dual 100G QSFP28 Ports And Mellanox® ConnectX-4 Ethernet Controller
NIC Module With Dual 100Gb/s QSFP28 Ports And Intel® E810-CAM2
N2S NIC Module with ConnectX-5 EN & 2x 100 GbE Fiber Ports