Add-on Card AOC-CIBF-m1
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Compact and Powerful InfiniBand FDR Adapter

The AOC-CIBF-m1 is the most compact, yet powerful, InfiniBand adapter in the market. Based on Mellanox® ConnectX-3 with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI), it provides the highest performing and most flexible interconnect solution for servers used in Enterprise Data Centers and High-Performance Computing. The AOC-CIBF-m1 simplifies the system development by serving both InfiniBand and Ethernet fabrics in one hardware design. The AOC-CIBF-m1 is designed in a small microLP form factor to fit Supermicro Twin server systems.

This product is only available through Supermicro.
Key Features

• Single QSFP Connector

• MicroLP Form Factor

• PCI Express 3.0 (up to 8GT/s)

• Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI)

• 1µs MPI ping latency

• Up to 56Gbps InfiniBand or 40Gbps Ethernet

• CPU offload of transport operations

• Application offload

• GPU communication acceleration

• End-to-end QoS and congestion control

• Hardware-based I/O virtualization

• Ethernet encapsulation (EoIB)

• RoHS compliant 6/6


  • RoHS Compliant 6/6, Pb Free
User's Guide [ Download ] (2.18MB)
Datasheet [ Download ]
Driver Choose the latest CDR-NIC folder, and then click on Mellanox folder for driver [ Download Site ]
Driver CD Click on the latest CDR-NIC ISO file to download [ Download Site ]
Firmware [ Download ]
Compatibility Matrices

Supermicro MicroCloud and Twin Server Systems with microLP expansion slot

See MicroLP Compatibility Matrix
Cables & Transceivers

Networking Cables & Transceivers



   - Mellanox® ConnectX-3 FDR controller

   - Compact size microLP form factor

   - Single QSFP port and dual USB 2.0 ports

   - PCI-E 3.0 x8 (8GT/s) interface


   - Interoperable with InfiniBand or 10/40GbE switches

   - Passive copper cable with ESD protection

   - Powered connectors for optical and active cable support


   - IBTA Specification 1.2.1 compliant

   - Hardware-based congestion control

   - 16 million I/O channels

   - 256 to 4Kbyte MTU, 1Gbyte messages

Enhanced InfiniBand

   - Hardware-based reliable transport

   - Collective operations offloads

   - GPU communication acceleration

   - Hardware-based reliable multicast

   - Extended Reliable Connected transport

   - Enhanced Atomic operations


   - IEEE Std 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet

   - IEEE Std 802.3ba 40 Gigabit Ethernet

   - IEEE Std 802.3ad Link Aggregation and Failover

   - IEEE Std 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet

   - IEEE Std 802.1Q, .1p VLAN tags and priority

   - IEEE Std 802.1Qau Congestion Notification

   - IEEE P802.1Qaz D0.2 ETS

   - IEEE P802.1Qbb D1.0 Priority-based Flow Control

   - Jumbo frame support (9.6KB)

Hardware-based I/O Virtualization

   - Single Root IOV

   - Address translation and protection

   - Dedicated adapter resources

   - Multiple queues per virtual machine

   - Enhanced QoS for vNICs

   - VMware NetQueue support

Manageability Features

   - Additional CPU Offloads

   - RDMA over Converged Ethernet

   - TCP/UDP/IP stateless offload

   - Intelligent interrupt coalescence

Flexboot™ Technology

   - Remote boot over InfiniBand

   - Remote boot over Ethernet

   - Remote boot over iSCSI

Protocol Support

   - Open MPI, OSU MVAPICH, Intel MPI, MS

   - MPI, Platform MPI



   - uDAPL

Operating Systems/Distributions

   - Novell SLES, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL),

     and other Linux distributions

   - Microsoft Windows Server 2008/CCS 2003, HPC Server 2008

   - OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED)

   - OpenFabrics Windows Distribution (WinOF)

   - VMware ESX Server 3.5, vSphere 4.0/4.1

Operating Conditions

   - Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 131°F)

Physical Dimensions (L x W)

   - Card PCB dimensions (without end brackets):

     12.32cm (4.85in) x 3.90cm (1.54in)

Parts List
  Part Number Qty Description
Add-on Card AOC-CIBF-m1 1 MicroLP InfiniBand FDR Adapter
Bracket BKT-0051L




MicroLP PCB bracket (pre-installed)

I/O bracket for 1U system (pre-installed)

I/O bracket for 2U system

Optional Parts List
  Part Number Qty Description
QSFP Copper Cable CBL-0490L - 1m QSFP to QSFP InfiniBand FDR 56Gbs Passive Copper 30AWG
QSFP Copper Cable CBL-NTWK-0642 - 2m QSFP to QSFP InfiniBand FDR 56Gbs Passive Copper 30AWG
QSFP Copper Cable CBL-0496L - 3m QSFP to QSFP InfiniBand FDR 56Gbs Passive Copper 28AWG
QSFP Active Optical Cable CBL-QSFP+56-AOC-3M - 3m 56Gb/s QSFP to QSFP FDR Fiber Active Optical Cable (AOC)
QSFP Active Optical Cable CBL-QSFP+56-AOC-5M - 5m 56Gb/s QSFP to QSFP FDR Fiber Active Optical Cable (AOC)
QSFP Active Optical Cable CBL-QSFP+56-AOC-10M - 10m 56Gb/s QSFP to QSFP FDR Fiber Active Optical Cable (AOC)
QSFP Active Optical Cable CBL-QSFP+56-AOC-15M - 15m 56Gb/s QSFP to QSFP FDR Fiber Active Optical Cable (AOC)
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