InfiniBand to Ethernet Gateway

The NVIDIA® Skyway™ gateway appliance provides 1.6Tb/s  throughput, enabling scalable and efficient connectivity from InfiniBand data centers to external Ethernet-based infrastructures and storage.

Scalability and Efficiency

NVIDIA Skyway offers a scalable and effective path to seamlessly connect 100/200Gb/s InfiniBand data centers to 100/200GbE infrastructures while maintaining the lowest InfiniBand latency within the entire data center. As an appliance-based InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway, Skyway enables Ethernet storage and other Ethernet-based communications to access InfiniBand-connected data centers, and vice versa. The solution leverages the NVIDIA Mellanox® ConnectX® hardware-based forwarding of IP packets and standard IP-routing protocols and supports HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity, future-proofing the network to support higher speeds as they become available.

NVIDIA Mellanox Skyway InfiniBand to Ethernet Gateway


NVIDIA Mellanox Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)  In-Network Computing technology

Business Continuity

NVIDIA Skyway is a high-speed gateway between InfiniBand and Ethernet networks, delivering the enhanced load-balancing and high availability that are critical to business continuity and success.

NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand with self-healing networking capabilities

Optimized Design

Installed at the boundary between InfiniBand and Ethernet networks, the Skyway appliance supports all standard IP Routing protocols and can be deployed on any topology.

NVIDIA Mellanox Unified Fabric Management (UFM)

Data Center Management

NVIDIA Mellanox Unified Fabric Manager (UFM®) enables data center operators to efficiently provision, monitor and operate the state-of-the-art InfiniBand data center fabric and connect to the data center’s existing management tools.

Key Features

  • Standard 2U appliance
  • 1.6Tb/s solution
  • 8-port HDR/HDR100/EDR InfiniBand
  • 8-port 200/100Gb/s Ethernet


  • Industry-leading InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway
  • Standard IP routing protocols
  • High availability and load balancing support
  • Future-ready architecture

Skyway Specifications

  ConnectX-6 VPI Adapters Ports Height Total Throughput Net Weight Interface
Skyway 8 8 InfiniBand 8 Ethernet 2U 1.6Tb/s 21kg QSFP56


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