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Mid-plane upgrade to C7000 to support Quad Data Rate (QDR) Infiniband?

chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Mid-plane upgrade to C7000 to support Quad Data Rate (QDR) Infiniband?

Kevin was looking to get a customer to be able to use the new QDR InfiniBand module in a c7000 enclosure. Quad Data Rate gets you to a 40Gb/sec. bandwidth on each link:

 

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In order to support the QDR Infiniband modules, a new C7000 (507xxx-B21) is needed.  What if you have an older chassis?  Is it possible to upgrade the mid-plane?  The QuickSpecs don’t seem to offer that up.

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Jeroen provided clarification:

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No you cannot upgrade the Midplane; its advised that the customer procure a new c7000 Enclosure that will support the QDR InfiniBand data rates.

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Are you using InfiniBand? What have been your experiences? Let us know!!