NVIDIA® ConnectX®-6 Dx is a highly secure and advanced smart network interface card (SmartNIC) to accelerate mission-critical data center applications, such as security, virtualization, SDN/NFV, big data, machine learning, and storage. It provides up to two ports of 100Gb/s or a single-port of 200Gb/s Ethernet connectivity and the highest ROI of any SmartNIC.
ConnectX-6 Dx is powered by leading 50Gb/s (PAM4) and 25/10 Gb/s (NRZ) SerDes technology and novel capabilities that accelerate cloud and data center payloads.ZERO-TRUST SECURITY
In an era where data privacy is key, ConnectX-6 Dx adapters offer advanced, built-in capabilities that bring security down to the endpoints with unprecedented performance and scalability:
- Crypto-IPsec and TLS data-in-motion inline encryption and decryption offload, and AES-XTS block-level, data-at-rest encryption and decryption offloads
- Probes and denial-of-service (DoS) attack protection-ConnectX-6 Dx enables a hardware-based L4 firewall by offloading stateful connection tracking through NVIDIA ASAP - Accelerated Switch and Packet Processing® offload technology
- NIC security-Hardware root-of-trust (RoT) secure boot and secure firmware update using RSA cryptography, and cloning protection, via a device-unique secret key
ConnectX-6 Dx enables building highly efficient virtualized cloud data centers:
- Virtualization-ASAP delivers virtual switch (vSwitch) and virtual router (vRouter) hardware offloads at orders-of-magnitude higher performance than software-based solutions. ConnectX-6 Dx ASAP offers both SR-IOV and VirtIO in-hardware offload capabilities and supports up to 8 million rules.
- Advanced quality of service (QoS)-ConnectX-6 Dx includes traffic shaping and classification-based data policing
With industry-leading capabilities, ConnectX-6 Dx delivers more scalable, resilient, and easy-to-deploy remote direct-memory access over converged Ethernet (RoCE) solutions.
- Zero Touch RoCE (ZTR)-Simplifying RoCE deployments, ConnectX-6 Dx with ZTR allows RoCE payloads to run seamlessly on existing networks without special configuration, either to priority flow control (PFC) or explicit congestion notification (ECN). ConnectX-6 Dx ensures the resilience, efficiency, and scalability of deployments.
- Programmable congestion control-ConnectX-6 Dx includes an API for building userdefined congestion control algorithms for various environments running RoCE and background TCP/IP traffic concurrently.