Mellanox SX6500 Series

SX6500 Series – SwitchX®-2 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Director Switches


  • Industry leading, switch platform in performance, power, and density
  • Unlimited scalability across storage, application and database servers
  • Quick and easy setup and management
  • Maximizes performance by removing fabric congestions


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The SX6500 switch series provides the highest-performing fabric solution in up-to 29U form factor by delivering 72.6 Tb/s of non-blocking bandwidth with sub 1µ port latency.

Built with Mellanox™ latest SwitchX® InfiniBand switch device, the SX6500 series provides up to 108 56Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port.

The SX6500 systems can scale as the number of nodes per cluster and the number of cores per node increase. These modular chassis switches provide an excellent price-performance ratio for medium to extremely large size clusters, along with the reliability and manageability expected from a director-class switch.

Key Features

  • Up-to 648 FDR 56Gb/s ports in 6U to 29U chassis options
  • Up-to 72Tb/s aggregate switching capacity
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Congestion control
  • Quality of Service enforcement
  • FDR/FDR10 support for Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • N+N power supply