Skip to comments.Mellanox shows off 56Gb Ethernet cards
Posted on 03/16/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Mellanox was showing a very interesting networking card to SemiAccurate at MWC, one capable of 56Gb Ethernet. If you are scratching your head wondering when 56GbE became a standard, you didnt miss anything yet.
The cards shown off by Mellanox are a dual port 10GbE on the right and a dual port 56Gb FDR Infiniband on the left. No points if you figured out where this is going already. That card also does two lanes of 10 and 40GbE as well, likely for the high latency buffs out there. In short this card has a lot of bandwidth.
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Wow, that is a lot of bandwidth.
Ya need something to keep up with it.
56 gigs is a huge amount for an ethernet card. I guess download/upload speeds would dramatically improve as well—
For a ‘small fee’ of course.
I would rather see significant improvements in wireless transmission than these types of cards.
That’s like putting in an 8 lane wide driveway from the street to your house.
How could anyone ever process that much porn? ;’)
The problem isn’t with the bandwidth but what could use it.
I have 12 VMs running on a servers using the VMXNET3 adapter and they get 10GBps between themselves, and the network adapters are never taxed. As soon as they get to the layer 2 switch, they’re back to 100 MBps. My home broadband connection only gets me about 70 Mbps which realistically translates to a top-end of ~6.25 MBps download speed. It’s not slow, per se, but even 1 GBps home routers made by Linksys, dLink, Motorola, etc. can’t be used to their potential.
America’s FAR behind the curve among industrialized nations for Internet bandwidth. Internet consumers in Japan and Korea, for instance, enjoy bandwidth in the 50 MBps and 15 MBps range. As I understand it, that’s dedicated, not pooled, which blows most American consumer providers out of the water.
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