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Mellanox San Switch Chassis



Product Type: SAN Switch Chassis
Brand Name: Mellanox
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Data Transfer Rate: 200 Gbit/s
Expansion Slot Type: QSFP
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  • Number of Infiniband Ports800
  • Data Transfer Rate200 Gbit/s
  • Expansion Slot TypeQSFP
  • Compatible Rack Unit29U
  • Form FactorRack-mountable
  • Package Contents
    • San Switch Chassis
    • 9 x Power Supply Units

  • Environmentally FriendlyYes
  • Environmental CertificationRoHS-6
  • Limited Warranty1 Year


General Information
Manufacturer: Mellanox Technologies Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number: MCS8500-WL
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Brand Name: Mellanox
Product Name: San Switch Chassis
Marketing Information:

Mellanox MCS8500-WL 320Tb/s 800-Port HDR InfiniBand Chassis Includes 9 Power Supply Units with Support for up to 16 Power Supply Units RoHS6800-port HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand Smart Modular Switch

Mellanox provides the world’s smartest switch, enabling in-network computing through the Co-Design Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP) technology. CS8500 has the highest performing fabric solution in a 29U form factor by delivering 320Tb/s of full bi-directional bandwidth with ultra-low port latency.

Built with Mellanox’s Quantum InfiniBand switch devices, the CS8500 provides up to 800 200Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port. The CS8500 modular chassis switch provides an excellent price performance ratio for medium to extremely large size clusters, along with the reliability and manageability expected from a modular-class switch.

CS8500 is the world’s smartest network switch designed to enable in-network computing through Mellanox Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP) technology. This architecture enables the usage of all active data center devices to accelerate the communications frameworks, resulting in an order of magnitude improvement in applications performance.

Product Type: SAN Switch Chassis
Number of Infiniband Ports: 800
Media & Performance
Data Transfer Rate: 200 Gbit/s
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type: QSFP
Physical Characteristics
Compatible Rack Unit: 29U
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Package Contents:

  • San Switch Chassis
  • 9 x Power Supply Units

Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Environmental Certification: RoHS-6
Limited Warranty: 1 Year

Additional information

  • Product Type

    SAN Switch Chassis

  • Brand Name


  • Form Factor


  • Data Transfer Rate

    200 Gbit/s

  • Expansion Slot Type


  • Number of Infiniband Ports


  • Product Family

    Mellanox Switch

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