IBEx M10


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The Global Fabric Extender (IBEx™) M10 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 M10 provides flexible connectivity options delivering line rate 4X InfiniBand QDR (up to 10 Gbps) performance over 10G Ethernet 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:

  • Global file systems and storage architectures
  • High performance computing and visualization
  • Low latency trading and market data feeds with disaster recovery
  • Multi-site clustered databases and data warehousing
  • Distributed healthcare and medical imaging applications
Chassis and Power
Dimensions17.26” 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 110 Watts
Client Interfaces
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
WAN Interface
10G Ethernet 1 x 10G SFP+ pluggable transceiver
IBEx M10IBEx M20IBEx G10IBEx G20
Data Rate4X InfiniBand QDR4X InfiniBand QDR4X InfiniBand QDR4X InfiniBand QDR
Connector(1) QSFP(2) QSFP(1) QSFP(2) SFP
Ethernet LAN
1G Ethernet(2) SFP(2)SFP & (2)SFP+(2) SFP(2)SFP & (2)SFP+
Range1-20,000 km1-20,000 km1-20,000 km1-20,000 km
Data Rate10G10G10G10G
10G Ethernet(1) SFP+(2) SFP+--
SONET OC-192 / SDH STM-64--(1) XFP(2) XFP
IPv4 / IPv6xx--
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