Basic Commands for Mellanox Network Switches for Break-out-Ports

More information can be found at Command Line Interface (CLI)

Point 1: To configure Break-Out

> enable
# configure terminal
# interface ethernet ?
R2-R8-LEAF01 [standalone: master] (config) # interface ethernet ?
<Device/Port>[-<Device/Port>]
1/1/1
1/1/2
1/1/3
1/1/4
1/3/1
1/3/2
1/3/3
1/3/4
1/5/1
1/5/2
1/5/3
1/5/4
1/7/1
1/7/2
1/7/3
1/7/4
1/9/1
1/9/2
1/9/3
1/9/4
.....
.....
1/25
1/26
1/27
1/28
1/29
1/30
1/31
1/32
# interface ethernet 1/25 shutdown
# interface ethernet 1/26 shutdown
# interface ethernet 1/25
# (config interface ethernet 1/25) # module-type qsfp-split-4 force

The resulting interface will become

Ethernet 1/25/1
Ethernet 1/25/2
Ethernet 1/25/3
Ethernet 1/25/4

Speed configuration can be found at

interface ethernet 1/25/1
# speed 25G

Top 500 Interconnect Trends

Published twice a year and publicly available at www.top500.org, the TOP500 supercomputing list ranks the world’s most powerful computer systems according to the Linpack benchmark rating system.

Taken from Nvidia Networking

Summary of Findings for Nvidia Networking.

  • NVIDIA GPU or Network (InfiniBand, Ethernet) accelerate 342 systems or 68% of overall TOP500 systems
  • InfiniBand accelerates seven of the top ten supercomputers in the world
  • NVIDIA BlueField DPU and HDR InfiniBand Networking accelerate the world’s 1st academic cloud-native supercomputer at Cambridge University
  • NVIDIA InfiniBand and Ethernet networking solutions connect 318 systems or 64% of overall TOP500 platforms
  • InfiniBand accelerates 170 systems, 21% growth compared to June 2020 TOP500 list
  • InfiniBand accelerates #1, #2 supercomputers in the US, #1 in China, #1, #2 and #3 in Europe
  • NVIDIA 25 gigabit and faster Ethernet solutions connect 62% of total Ethernet systems