The Global Fabric Extender (IBEx™) G10 platform utilizes Bay Microsystems’ proprietary packet and transport processing technology along with enhanced buffering and end-to-end flow control to reliably extend native InfiniBand over metro and wide area networks spanning from just a few miles to thousands of miles. This allows the IBEx platform to provide seamless InfiniBand range extension over a variety of network infrastructures enabling IT managers to maintain protocol continuity beyond a single site to virtually anywhere around the globe without the need to modify existing applications or the local InfiniBand network.
The IBEx platform is designed to work with all native InfiniBand protocols by merging disparate subnets into a single unified InfiniBand fabric allowing applications to maintain high performance Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) transfers between data centers providing near line rate performance over virtually any distance. This is accomplished using IBEx’s fully optimized packet processing architecture with ultra-low port-to-port latency providing efficient, unencumbered cut-through data transfers without introducing any noticeable latency that could degrade application performance.
The IBEx G10 provides flexible connectivity options delivering line rate 4X InfiniBand QDR (up to 10 Gbps) performance over most wide area network technologies including SONET OC-192/SDH STM-64, ITU-T G.709 OTU2, and dark fiber. In addition to InfiniBand, the IBEx also supports encapsulation of two 1G Ethernet links over the same wide area network connection allowing management and other Ethernet network traffic to transparently pass without the need for additional wide area network services between sites.
The IBEx InfiniBand product family is designed to work with a broad range of applications allowing InfiniBand compute and storage resources to be shared between data centers. This includes:
|Chassis and Power|
|Dimensions||17.26” W x 19.40” D x 1.72” H (43.85 cm x 49.27 cm x 4.36 cm)|
|Weight||Fully configured, 21.0 lbs. (9.53 kg)|
|High Availability||Redundant, hot-swappable AC power supplies and fan trays|
|Power Supplies||Dual AC input, auto-voltage sensing (90-264 VAC (47-63 Hz))|
|Power Consumption||130 Watts|
|Management||Ethernet, 1 x RJ45 (Full Duplex 10/100/1000BASE-T); Serial, 1 x RJ45 (RS-232)|
|InfiniBand||1 x 40G QSFP pluggable interface, IBTA 1.2 compliant|
|1G Ethernet||2 x 1G SFP pluggable transceiver|
|10G WAN||1 x XFP pluggable transceiver|
|IBEx M10||IBEx M20||IBEx G10||IBEx G20|
|Data Rate||4X InfiniBand QDR||4X InfiniBand QDR||4X InfiniBand QDR||4X InfiniBand QDR|
|Connector||(1) QSFP||(2) QSFP||(1) QSFP||(2) SFP|
|1G Ethernet||(2) SFP||(2)SFP & (2)SFP+||(2) SFP||(2)SFP & (2)SFP+|
|Range||1-20,000 km||1-20,000 km||1-20,000 km||1-20,000 km|
|10G Ethernet||(1) SFP+||(2) SFP+||-||-|
|SONET OC-192 / SDH STM-64||-||-||(1) XFP||(2) XFP|
|OTN||-||-||ITU-T G.709 OTU2||ITU-T G.709 OTU2|
|IPv4 / IPv6||x||x||-||-|