Scaling Out Data Centers with NDR 400G InfiniBand Smart Switches
The NVIDIA Quantum-2-based QM9700 and QM9790 switch systems deliver an unprecedented 64 ports of NDR 400Gb/s InfiniBand per port in a 1U standard chassis design. A single switch carries an aggregated bidirectional throughput of 51.2 terabits per second (Tb/s), with a landmark of more than 66.5 billion packets per second (BPPS) capacity. Supporting the latest NDR technology, NVIDIA Quantum-2 brings a highspeed, extremely low-latency and scalable solution that incorporates state-of-the-art technologies such as Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), adaptive routing, and NVIDIA Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)™. Unlike any other networking solution, NVIDIA InfiniBand provides self-healing network capabilities, as well as quality of service (QoS), enhanced virtual lane (VL) mapping, and congestion control to provide the highest overall application throughput. As an ideal rack-mounted InfiniBand solution, the QM9700 and QM9790 NDR InfiniBand fixed-configuration switches allow maximum flexibility, as they enable a variety of topologies, including Fat Tree, SlimFly, DragonFly+, multi-dimensional Torus, and more. They’re also backwards compatible to previous generations and include expansive software ecosystem support.