Mexllanox ConnectX 40gbps Infiniband MHQH19-XTC $155 OBO

ehorn

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Anyone considering using these with SMB Direct (SMB 3.0) should contact Mellanox to verify compatibility/driver availability for this card and Windows Server 2012.

Being that this is a ConnectX and not ConnectX-2/3 variety...

http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/...connectx-3-using-infiniband-step-by-step.aspx

Important note: The older Mellanox InfiniBand adapters (including the first generation of ConnectX adapters and the InfiniHost III adapters), won't work with SMB Direct in Windows Server 2012.
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I wonder if this is just lack of code support or if new functionality was added to the ASIC.
 

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I wonder if this is just lack of code support or if new functionality was added to the ASIC.
Infiniband is not like Ethernet. All kinds of compatibility considerations. A bit annoying. Just like how you need onboard memory to use Infiniband + OpenIndiana.
 

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MHQH(1|2)9B. Want to look for the B cards. The 1 and 2 are for single or dual port respectively.