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36-Port 40Gbps Switch, Externally Managed, Fixed Configuration

QLogic 12200 36-Port 40Gbps Switch, Externally Managed, Fixed Configuration

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QLogic 12000 Series Switches
QLogic 12200 36-port 40Gb (QDR) Unmanaged Switch #12200-BS01
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The QLogic 12000 InfiniBand Switch Series of products adapts to a wide range of customer High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. Based on the QLogic TrueScale ASIC platform, these advanced 40Gbps QDR InfiniBand switches offer the highest port count, the highest port density, and the most flexibility for organizations with HPC needs that are continually evolving.

The QLogic 12000 InfiniBand Switch Series of products runs with the QLogic InfiniBand Fabric Suite (IFS).  IFS simplifies InfiniBand networking with automated installation, configuration, and monitoring of the fabric.

  • Unmatched flexibility and scale with 40Gb (QDR) products that scale from 36 ports
  • Ability to improve HPC cluster efficiency with industry-leading features, including: adaptive routing, dispersive routing, and Virtual Fabrics
  • Designed to meet the most demanding "time-to-solution" needs of the High Performance Computing (HPC) market
  • 40Gb (QDR) InfiniBand Switch offerings from 36 ports
  • QLogic TrueScale ASIC architecture, with scalable, predictable performance
  • Comprehensive set of advanced InfiniBand features
  • Optional InfiniBand Fabric Suite (IFS) management solution provides expanded fabric views and a powerful set of management tools

Over the past 10 years, InfiniBand networks have become the preferred means for interconnecting High Performance Computing (HPC) resources. The QLogic 12200 is a 36-port, 40Gbps InfiniBand switch that cost-effectively links workgroup resources into a cluster, or provides an edge switch option for a larger fabric. This fixed-configuration, externally-managed, InfiniBand switch is a member of the 12000 series that delivers an unmatched set of high-speed networking features and functions.

Low Latency.
QLogic's 12200 switch provides scalable and predictable low latency, even when operating at 90 percent of bandwidth. Predictable latency means HPC applications can be scaled easily without diminished cluster performance or costly system tuning efforts.

Flexible Partitioning.
The QLogic 12200 advanced design is based on an architecture that provides a comprehensive set of virtual fabric partitioning features that enable the InfiniBand fabric to support the evolving requirements of an organization. The TrueScale architecture, together with IFS, allows mission-critical applications to share the fabric, while maximizing bandwidth.

Investment Protection.
The 12000 Series switch products adhere to the IBTA version 1.2 specification, which ensures interoperability with all IBTAcompliant devices.

Highly Reliable.
The highly available 12200 switch design integrates stateof- the-art fault detection and recovery capabilities.

Easy to Manage.
The 12200 switch takes advantage of QLogic's advanced IFS software for fast installation and configuration. IFS has tools that automate and accelerate cluster installation, verification, and administration for both hosts and switches. IFS integrates easily with existing network management tools, and has comprehensive reports that supply a wide range of details about the environment.

Power Optimized.
Maximum performance is delivered with minimal power and cooling requirements as part of QLogic's Star Power™ commitment to developing green solutions for the data center.

Features and Benefits:


  • QDR line rate performance
  • Ultra-low latency under heavy loads
  • Flexible quality of service (QoS) maximizes bandwidth use
  • Protects existing InfiniBand™ investments
  • Highly reliable and available
  • Easy to manage
  • Minimal power and cooling requirements


  • 36 ports of InfiniBand QDR (40Gbps) performance, with support for DDR and SDR
  • 2.88Tbps aggregate bandwidth
  • TrueScale™ architecture, with scalable, predictable low latency
  • Multiple Virtual Lanes (VLs) per physical port
  • Supports virtual fabric partitioning
  • Small QDR data center footprint with cost-effective InfiniBand edge-port density
  • External chassis management through optional InfiniBand Fabric Suite (IFS) management solution that provides an expanded set of fabric views and fabric tools
  • RoHS 6 compliant
  • Minimal power and cooling requirements
  • Complies with InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) v1.2 standard

Technical Specifications:

Model QLogic 12200
Switch Specifications
  • 40/20/10Gbps auto-negotiation links
  • Thirty-six 4X QDR ports or eighteen 8X QDR ports
  • Switching capacity: 2.88Tbps
  • VLs: Eight plus one management
  • Maximum MTU size: 4096 bytes
  • Maximum multicast table size: 1024 entries
  • Supports QSFP transceivers, optical and copper cable specifications
Interoperability Compliant with IBTA 1.0a, 1.1, and 1.2
Fabric Management
Management Methods
  • Optional external server-based InfiniBandcompliant Subnet Manager (SM)
  • Optional embedded fabric management
  • IBTA-compliant Subnet Management Agent (SMA) and Performance Management Agent (PMA)
  • One per InfiniBand port
  • Two for InfiniBand switch status
Physical Specifications
Dimensions H x W x D 43.2 x 439.6 x 362.5 mm (1.7 x 17.3 x 14.5 in)
Weight 6.8kg (15lbs)
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 0°–40°C
Non-Operating Temperature –40°–65°C
Operating Humidity 5–85% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Humidity 5–90% (non-condensing)
Operating Altitude 0–10,000 feet
Non-Operating Altitude 0–40,000 feet
Operating Vibration 5–500 Hz, 0.27g, 5 sweeps
Non-Operating Vibration 2–200Hz, 0.5g, 5 sweeps
Operating Shock 3.5g, 3ms, half sine, 20 repetitions
Non-Operating Shock 50g, 4216mmps, 13msec, 3-axis
  • Voltage: 100–240 VAC; 50–60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 85–226W
Airflow Front-to-back; back-to-front for selected OEMs
Agency Approvals
Safety UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1
RoHS compliant RoHS 6


PDF File
Download the QLogic 12200 Switch Datasheet (PDF).


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QLogic 12000 Series Switches
QLogic 12200 36-port 40Gb (QDR) Unmanaged Switch #12200-BS01
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