XE601 I/O Controller

Gen 7 (64/32Gb) Fibre Channel I/0 Controller

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The Emulex® XE601 storage I/O controller (IOC) by Broadcom is designed for demanding mission-critical workloads and emerging applications. 

The Emulex Dynamic Multi-core Architecture delivers unparalleled performance and the most efficient port utilization with eight processing cores and 16 threads that dynamically apply ASIC resources to any port that requires them, ensuring SLAs are met. XE601 delivers up to 25,600 MB/s full duplex, 3x better hardware latency, and supports an industry-leading 5 million IOPS.

The I/O fast path design provides hardware acceleration for Emulex’s Dynamic Multi-core architecture, reducing latency for each transaction by processing I/O requests in hardware, thereby operating significantly faster than software-based solutions. These performance advances enable XE601 to handle demanding workloads and I/O spikes experienced under peak workload conditions like no other Fibre Channel HBA in the industry.

XE601 supports NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC), providing significantly lower latency versus traditional Fibre Channel SCSI Protocol (SCSI FCP).  XE601 also supports NVMe/FC and SCSI FCP concurrently, providing investment protection and allowing data centers to transition to end-to-end NVMe over FC SANs at their own pace.

The port aggregation capability (also known as trunking) provides a method to aggregate physical ports together to form a single logical port. Aggregating physical ports to make a single high-bandwidth datapath increases the logical connection bandwidth for applications that need it, such as data warehousing and virtual machine migration.

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Ordering Part # XE601
Power Supply 0.8V, 0.9V, 1.1V, 1.8V
Package Type 27 mm × 27 mm package size; 672-ball Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA) ; 1 mm pitch
Host Bus Type PCIe Gen4 x8
PORT CONFIGURATION 4 port 32GFC I/O controller, 4 port 64GFC I/O controller
Industry Standards Current ANSI/IETF Standards: FC-PI-4, FC-DA, FC-DA-2, FC-FS, FC-FS-4, FC-FS-5, FC-GS-2/3/4/5, FC-GS-6, FC-GS-7, FC-HBA, FC-LS-2, FC-LS-3, FC-MI, FC-NVMe, FC-NVMe/AM1, FC-PH, FC-PH-2, FC-PH-3, FC-PI, FC-PI-2, FC-PI-3, FC-PI-4, FC-PI-5, FC-PI-6, FC-PI-7, FC-TAPE, FCP-2/3, FCP-4, Legacy ANSI/IETF standards: FC-PH, SBC-2, SBC-3, SPC-3, SPC-4, SSC-2, SSC-3, SSC-4
Regulatory Certifications Australia (RCM Class A), China(China RoHS Compliant), EU (Low Voltage Directive), EU RoHS compliant, Europe CE Mark, FCC Class A, Japan VCCI Class A, Korea (KCC Class A), North America, Taiwan(BSMI Class A), UL/CSA Recognized
Cable Support 0.5m to 100m at 64GFC/32GFC on 50/125 µm OM4 MMF, 0.5m to 100m at 64GFC/32GFC on 50/125 µm OM5 MMF, 0.5m to 70m at 64GFC/32GFC on 50/125 µm OM3 MMF, 10 km link lengths on 9/125 μm singlemode fiber when longwave transceivers are used
Optics Short wave lasers with LC type connector; operates with long wave optics
OS Support Additional support is available from OEMs and partners, Citrix, Microsoft Windows, Oracle Linux, Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere
Optical Data Rates 57.8 Gb/s (64GFC); 28.05 Gb/s (32GFC); 14.025 Gb/s (16GFC); 8.5 Gb/s (8GFC) automatically negotiated
Generation Gen 7 (64/32GFC)
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