NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-5 VPI

EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter

Leveraging 100Gb/s speeds and innovative NVIDIA In-Network Computing, NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 adapter cards achieve extreme performance and scale. ConnectX-5 enables supercomputers, hyperscale, and cloud data centers to operate at any scale, while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity.

Single/Dual-Port Adapter Supporting 100Gb/s

ConnectX-5 Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) adapter cards support two ports of 100Gb/s throughput for InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity, low latency, and high message rate, plus PCIe switch and NVMe over Fabrics (NVME-oF) offloads, providing a high-performance and flexible solution for the most demanding applications and workloads.

NVIDIA Mellanox Dual-Port 100GbE/Single-Port 200GbE SmartNIC


Driving New Capabilities for Advanced Applications

High-Performance Computing

High-Performance Computing (HPC)

ConnectX-5 provides exceptional networking performance for demanding HPC and deep learning workloads with message passing interface (MPI) and Rendezvous Tag Matching offloads, as well as support for adaptive routing, out-of-order RDMA data delivery, dynamically connected transport, and burst buffer offloads.


NVIDIA Mellanox Multi-Host

ConnectX-5 enhances the NVIDIA Mellanox Multi-Host® technology by enabling up to four separate hosts without any performance degradation.



ConnectX-5 offers further enhancements by providing NVMe-oF target offloads, enabling efficient NVMe storage access with no CPU intervention for improved performance and lower latency.

Key Features

  • Up to 100Gb/s per port
  • Total of 200Gb/s with ConnectX-5 Ex on PCIe Gen4 servers
  • Support for NVIDIA Multi-Host and NVIDIA Mellanox Socket Direct® configurations
  • Adaptive routing on reliable transport
  • Embedded PCIe switch
  • Available in a variety of form factors: PCIe standup, NVIDIA Socket Direct, OCP2.0, OCP3.0, NVIDIA Multi-Host, and IC standalone


  • Industry-leading throughput, low latency, CPU utilization, and high message rate
  • Enables higher HPC performance with new MPI offloads
  • Advanced storage capabilities, including NVMe-oF offloads
  • Support for x86, Power, Arm, and GPU-based compute and storage platforms


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