This blog is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Mellanox’s high-speed interconnect products. My first blog covered Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables which are the least expensive way to create a high-speed 25G/50G/100Gb/s interconnect, but have a maximum reach of about 3-5 meters. Active Optical Cables (AOCs) pick it up from there and can reach up to 100-200 meters and are the least expensive, optical links available. Widely used in HPCs and more recently became popular in hyperscale. enterprise and storage systems.
Part I of Three Part Blog Series on Cables & Transceivers CAT-5e cabling and 1GBASE-T have dominated the data center interconnect scene for 15 plus years. However, the transition to 10G Ethernet proved to be a significant hindrance in both power consumption and cost. That’s when Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling, aka Twinax, snuck in […]