NVIDIA INNOVA-2 FLEX OPEN ADAPTER CARD
25Gb/s Ethernet and 100Gb/s VPI Application Acceleration Platforms
NVIDIA® Mellanox® Innova™-2 Flex Open is a family of innovative adapter cards that combine the advanced ConnectX®-5 VPI network controller ASIC with a state-of-the-art FPGA. Maximizing network efficiency and scalability, these cards offers customers an open platform for developing custom-made offloads for a range of applications, including Storage, High Performance Computing (HPC), Machine Learning, Security, Networking, and more.
Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open dual-port 25Gb/s Ethernet and 100Gb/s VPI network adapter cards combine the Mellanox ConnectX-5 with a fully open programmable Xilinx® FPGA, utilizing the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite development environment and Mellanox tools suite. The Vivado license is to be obtained from Xilinx.
With Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open, FPGA resources are fully dedicated to the customer’s application logic. Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open reduces TCO by combining the FPGA acceleration with the network card on a single PCIe slot. The FPGA is connected to the host via an embedded PCIe switch supporting x8 Gen4, and is therefore visible to the host as a PCIe device.
The documentation provided here includes:
The following attachments accompany the User Manual:
Verilog (.v) User pinout top level
VHDL (.vhd) User pinout top level
Xilinx Design Constrains (.xdc): Pinout location and type, clock rates, and device configuration
Mellanox Innova-2™ Flex Xilinx PCI Express DMA with DDR4 Example Design
Ordering Part Numbers
The table below provides the ordering part numbers (OPN) for the available ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter cards.
IC in Use
Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open for Application Acceleration, dual-port SFP28, 25GbE, KU15P, 8GB, No Crypto, PCI4.0 x8, HHHL, active heat sink, tall bracket
Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open VPI, dual-port QSFP28, EDR / 100GbE, KU15P, No memory, No Crypto, PCI4.0 x8, HHHL, passive heat sink, tall bracket
Note that the terms Mellanox Innova-2 Flex and Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open may be used interchangeably in this document to represent the products.
Product Web Page
Please visit http://www.mellanox.com → Products → Ethernet → SmartNICs → Innova-2 Flex SmartNIC
or http://www.mellanox.com → Products → InfiniBand → Smart Adapters / SmartNICs → Innova-2 Flex Smart Adapter.
Recommended Documents and Tools
For a list of the docs and tools to be used in conjunction with the user manual, see Recommended Documents and Tools.
Document Revision History
A list of the changes made to this document are provided in User Manual Revision History.