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ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR InfiniBand OSFP400 Adapters

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Abstract

The ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR InfiniBand OSFP400 Adapters offer 400 Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity for high-performance connectivity when running HPC, cloud, storage and machine learning applications.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the ConnectX-7 NDR adapters and their key features, specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the ConnectX-7 NDR adapters and consider their use IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the December 6, 2023 update:

  • Removed the restriction that these adapters were only orderable in DCSC using the HPC & AI mode of the configurator. Now orderable via the General Purpose mode.

Introduction

The ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR InfiniBand OSFP400 Adapters offer 400 Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity for high-performance connectivity when running HPC, cloud, storage and machine learning applications.

The following figure shows the ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter (the standard heat sink has been removed in this photo).

ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter
Figure 1. ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter

Did you know?

The ConnectX-7 NDR adapters are optimized to deliver accelerated networking for modern cloud, artificial intelligence, and traditional enterprise workloads. ConnectX-7 provides a broad set of software-defined, hardware-accelerated networking, storage, and security capabilities which enable organizations to modernize and secure their IT infrastructures.

Part number information

The following table shows the part numbers for the adapters.

Table 1. Ordering information
Part
number
Feature
code
NVIDIA
equivalent
Description
Air-cooled adapter
4XC7A80289 BQ1N MCX75510AAS-NEAT ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter
Water-cooled adapters
4XC7A86671 BKSN MCX75510AAS-NEAT-DWC ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter DWC
4XC7A86670 BKSP MCX75510AAS-NEAT-DWC ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter (SharedIO) DWC

Non-DWC adapter part numbers includes the following:

  • One NVIDIA adapter with full-height (3U) adapter bracket attached
  • Low-profile (2U) adapter bracket
  • Documentation

Supported transceivers and cables

The ConnectX-7 NDR adapters have an empty OSFP400 cage for connectivity. The following table lists the supported transceivers.

The following table lists the supported transceivers.

Table 2. Transceivers
Part number Feature code Description
400Gb Transceivers
4TC7A81826BQJTThinkSystem NDR OSFP400 IB Multi Mode Solo-Transceiver

The following table lists the supported fiber optic cables and Active Optical Cables.

Table 3. Optical cables
Part numberFeature codeDescription
Mellanox NDR Multi Mode Fibre Optical Cables
4X97A81748BQJNLenovo 3m NVIDIA NDR Multi Mode Optical Cable
4X97A81749BQJPLenovo 5m NVIDIA NDR Multi Mode Optical Cable
4X97A81750BQJQLenovo 7m NVIDIA NDR Multi Mode MPO12 APC Optical Cable
4X97A81751BQJRLenovo 10m NVIDIA NDR Multi Mode Optical Cable
4X97A81752BQJSLenovo 20m NVIDIA NDR Multi Mode Optical Cable
4X97A85349BSN6Lenovo 30m NVIDIA NDR Multi Mode MPO12 APC Optical Cable

The following table lists the supported direct-attach copper (DAC) cables.

Table 4. Copper cables
Part numberFeature codeDescription
Mellanox NDRx2 OSFP800 to 2x NDR OSFP400 Splitter Copper Cables
4X97A81827BQJVLenovo 1m NVIDIA NDRx2 OSFP800 to 2x NDR OSFP400 Passive Copper Splitter Cable
4X97A81828BQJWLenovo 1.5m NVIDIA NDRx2 OSFP800 to 2x NDR OSFP400 Passive Copper Splitter Cable
4X97A81829BQJXLenovo 2m NVIDIA NDRx2 OSFP800 to 2x NDR OSFP400 Passive Copper Splitter Cable
4X97A81830BQJYLenovo 3m NVIDIA NDRx2 OSFP800 to 2x NDR OSFP400 Passive Copper Splitter Cable

Features

The adapters have the following features:

  • Accelerated Networking and Security

    ConnectX-7 provides a broad set of software-defined, hardware-accelerated networking, storage, and security capabilities which enable organizations to modernize and secure their IT infrastructures. Moreover, ConnectX-7 empowers agile and high-performance solutions from edge to core data centers to clouds, all while enhancing network security and reducing the total cost of ownership.

  • Accelerate Data-Driven Scientific Computing

    ConnectX-7 provides ultra-low latency, extreme throughput, and innovative NVIDIA In-Network Computing engines to deliver the acceleration, scalability, and feature- rich technology needed for today’s modern scientific computing workloads.

  • Accelerate Software- Defined Networking

    NVIDIA ASAP2 technology accelerates software-defined networking, delivering line-rate performance with no CPU penalty.

  • Enhance Storage Performance

    ConnectX-7 enables high- performance and efficient data storage by leveraging RDMA/RoCE, GPUDirect Storage, and hardware-based NVMe-oF offload engines.

  • SharedIO (4XC7A86670 only)

    SharedIO (Shared I/O or Multi-Host) is an implementation of Sockets Direct that is offered in Lenovo direct water-cooled (DWC) servers such as the SD650 V3, where there are two server nodes per DWC tray. In this implementation, the ConnectX-7 adapter is installed in a PCIe slot in one node and the adapter is connected via a cable to a PCIe connector on the second node. The result is that the two nodes share the network connection of the adapter with significant savings both in the cost of the adapters but also the cost of switch ports.

Technical specifications

The adapters have the following technical specifications:

  • Networking interfaces
    • One OSPF400 cage for 400 Gb/s connectivity
  • InfiniBand connectivity
    • Support for InfiniBand NDR
    • InfiniBand Trade Association Spec 1.5 compliant
    • RDMA, send/receive semantics
    • 16 million input/output (IO) channels
    • 256 to 4Kbyte maximum transmission unit (MTU), 2Gbyte messages
  • Enhanced InfiniBand Networking
    • Hardware-based reliable transport
    • Extended Reliable Connected (XRC)
    • Dynamically Connected Transport (DCT)
    • GPUDirect RDMA
    • GPUDirect Storage
    • Adaptive routing support
    • Enhanced atomic operations
    • Advanced memory mapping, allowing user mode registration (UMR)
    • On-demand paging (ODP), including registration-free RDMA memory access
    • Enhanced congestion control
    • Burst buffer offload
    • Single root IO virtualization (SR-IOV)
    • Optimized for HPC software libraries including: NVIDIA HPC-X, UCX, UCC,  NCCL, OpenMPI, MVAPICH, MPICH, OpenSHMEM, PGAS
    • Collective operations offloads
    • Support for NVIDIA Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)
    • Rendezvous protocol offload
    • In-network on-board memory

  • Storage Accelerations
    • Block-level encryption: XTS-AES 256/512-bit key
    • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)
    • NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP)
    • T10 Data Integrity Field (T10-DIF) signature handover
    • SRP, iSER, NFS over RDMA, SMB Direct
  • Management and Control
    • NC-SI, MCTP over SMBus, and MCTP over PCIe
    • PLDM for Monitor and Control DSP0248
    • PLDM for Firmware Update DSP0267
    • PLDM for Redfish Device Enablement DSP0218
    • PLDM for FRU DSP0257
    • SPDM DSP0274
    • Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) to flash
    • JTAG IEEE 1149.1 and IEEE  1149.6
  • Remote Boot
    • Remote boot over InfiniBand
    • Remote boot over iSCSI
    • UEFI
    • PXE
  • Cybersecurity
    • Platform security: secure boot with hardware root-of-trust, secure firmware update, flash encryption, and device attestation
  • *}PCI Express Interface
    • PCIe Gen 5.0 x16 host interface
    • Support for PCIe bifurcation
    • SharedIO (NVIDIA Multi-Host) supports connection of up to two hosts (on supported water-cooled nodes only)
    • Transaction layer packet (TLP) processing  hints (TPH)
    • PCIe switch Downstream Port Containment (DPC)
    • Support for MSI/MSI-X mechanisms
    • Advanced error reporting (AER)
    • Access Control Service (ACS) for peer-to-peer secure communication
    • Process Address Space ID (PASID)
    • Address translation services  (ATS)
    • Support for SR-IOV

NVIDIA Unified Fabric Manager

NVIDIA Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) is InfiniBand networking management software that combines enhanced, real-time network telemetry with fabric visibility and control to support scale-out InfiniBand data centers.

The two offerings available from Lenovo are as follows:

  • UFM Telemetry for Real-Time Monitoring

    The UFM Telemetry platform provides network validation tools to monitor network performance and conditions, capturing and streaming rich real-time network telemetry information, application workload usage, and system configuration to an on-premises or cloud-based database for further analysis.

  • UFM Enterprise for Fabric Visibility and Control

    The UFM Enterprise platform combines the benefits of UFM Telemetry with enhanced network monitoring and management. It performs automated network discovery and provisioning, traffic monitoring, and congestion discovery. It also enables job schedule provisioning and integrates with industry-leading job schedulers and cloud and cluster managers, including Slurm and Platform Load Sharing Facility (LSF).

The following table lists the subscription licenses available from Lenovo.

Table 5. NVIDIA Unified Fabric Manager subscriptions
Part number Feature code
(7S02CTO1WW)
Description
UFM Telemetry
7S02003HWW S88D UFM Telemetry 1-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node.
7S02003JWW S88E UFM Telemetry 3-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node.
7S02003KWW S88F UFM Telemetry 5-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node.
UFM Enterprise
7S02003LWW S88G UFM Enterprise 1-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node.
7S02003MWW S88H UFM Enterprise 3-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node.
7S02003NWW S88J UFM Enterprise 5-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node.

For more information, see the following web page:
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/networking/infiniband/ufm/

Server support

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 6. Server support (Part 1 of 4)
Part Number Description AMD V3 2S Intel V3 4S 8S Intel V3 Multi Node GPU Rich 1S V3
SR635 V3 (7D9H / 7D9G)
SR655 V3 (7D9F / 7D9E)
SR645 V3 (7D9D / 7D9C)
SR665 V3 (7D9B / 7D9A)
ST650 V3 (7D7B / 7D7A)
SR630 V3 (7D72 / 7D73)
SR650 V3 (7D75 / 7D76)
SR850 V3 (7D97 / 7D96)
SR860 V3 (7D94 / 7D93)
SR950 V3 (7DC5 / 7DC4)
SD535 V3 (7DD8 / 7DD1)
SD530 V3 (7DDA / 7DD3)
SD550 V3 (7DD9 / 7DD2)
SR670 V2 (7Z22 / 7Z23)
SR675 V3 (7D9Q / 7D9R)
SR680a V3 (7DHE)
SR685a V3 (7DHC)
ST50 V3 (7DF4 / 7DF3)
ST250 V3 (7DCF / 7DCE)
SR250 V3 (7DCM / 7DCL)
4XC7A86671 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter DWC N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XC7A86670 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter (SharedIO) DWC N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 7. Server support (Part 2 of 4)
Part Number Description Edge Super Computing 1S Intel V2 2S Intel V2
SE350 (7Z46 / 7D1X)
SE350 V2 (7DA9)
SE360 V2 (7DAM)
SE450 (7D8T)
SE455 V3 (7DBY)
SD665 V3 (7D9P)
SD665-N V3 (7DAZ)
SD650 V3 (7D7M)
SD650-I V3 (7D7L)
SD650-N V3 (7D7N)
ST50 V2 (7D8K / 7D8J)
ST250 V2 (7D8G / 7D8F)
SR250 V2 (7D7R / 7D7Q)
ST650 V2 (7Z75 / 7Z74)
SR630 V2 (7Z70 / 7Z71)
SR650 V2 (7Z72 / 7Z73)
4XC7A86671 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter DWC N N N N N Y N Y Y N N N N N N N
4XC7A86670 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter (SharedIO) DWC N N N N N Y N Y N N N N N N N N
Table 8. Server support (Part 3 of 4)
Part Number Description AMD V1 Dense V2 4S V2 8S 4S V1 1S Intel V1
SR635 (7Y98 / 7Y99)
SR655 (7Y00 / 7Z01)
SR655 Client OS
SR645 (7D2Y / 7D2X)
SR665 (7D2W / 7D2V)
SD630 V2 (7D1K)
SD650 V2 (7D1M)
SD650-N V2 (7D1N)
SN550 V2 (7Z69)
SR850 V2 (7D31 / 7D32)
SR860 V2 (7Z59 / 7Z60)
SR950 (7X11 / 7X12)
SR850 (7X18 / 7X19)
SR850P (7D2F / 2D2G)
SR860 (7X69 / 7X70)
ST50 (7Y48 / 7Y50)
ST250 (7Y45 / 7Y46)
SR150 (7Y54)
SR250 (7Y52 / 7Y51)
4XC7A86671 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter DWC N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XC7A86670 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter (SharedIO) DWC N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 9. Server support (Part 4 of 4)
Part Number Description 2S Intel V1 Dense V1
ST550 (7X09 / 7X10)
SR530 (7X07 / 7X08)
SR550 (7X03 / 7X04)
SR570 (7Y02 / 7Y03)
SR590 (7X98 / 7X99)
SR630 (7X01 / 7X02)
SR650 (7X05 / 7X06)
SR670 (7Y36 / 7Y37)
SD530 (7X21)
SD650 (7X58)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
4XC7A86671 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter DWC N N N N N N N N N N N N
4XC7A86670 ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter (SharedIO) DWC N N N N N N N N N N N N

Operating system support

Table 10. Operating system support for ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-Port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter, 4XC7A80289
Operating systems
SD535 V3
SR630 V3 (4th Gen Xeon)
SR630 V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
SR635 V3
SR645 V3
SR650 V3 (4th Gen Xeon)
SR650 V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
SR655 V3
SR665 V3
SR675 V3
SR680a V3
SR685a V3
SR850 V3
SR860 V3
SR630 V2
SR650 V2
SR670 V2
SR850 V2
SR645
SR665
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7 N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.9 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.4 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP6 N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 11. Operating system support for ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter DWC, 4XC7A86671
Operating systems
SD650 V3
SD650 V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
SD650-I V3 (4th Gen Xeon)
SD650-I V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Y N Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Y N N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 Y N Y N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP6 Y Y N N
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Y N N N
Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS N Y N N
Table 12. Operating system support for ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-7 NDR OSFP400 1-port PCIe Gen5 x16 InfiniBand Adapter (SharedIO) DWC, 4XC7A86670
Operating systems
SD650 V3
SD650 V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
SD650-I V3 (4th Gen Xeon)
SD650-I V3 (5th Gen Xeon)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Y N Y N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8 Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Y N N N
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2 Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 Y N Y N
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP6 Y Y N N
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Y N N N
Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS N Y N N

Regulatory approvals

The adapters have the following regulatory approvals:

  • Safety: CB / cTUVus / CE
  • EMC: CE / FCC / VCCI / ICES / RCM / KC
  • RoHS: RoHS Compliant

Operating environment

The adapters have the following operating characteristics:

  • Maximum power available through OSFP port: 17W
  • Temperature
    • Operational: 0°C to 55°C
    • Non-operational: -40°C to 70°C
  • Humidity: 90% relative humidity

Warranty

One year limited warranty. When installed in a Lenovo server, the adapter assumes the server’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades.

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