OCP Mezzanine boards are based on industry standard I/O interface PCI-Express. They do support up to x8 lanes Gen3 with a total bandwidth of 64 Gbps far enough to sustain high demand workload.
OCP Mezzanine form factor is perfectly adapted to create network adapter card. Majors NIC vendors do offer various products including Mellanox, and Intel. Boards are available in the following configuration:
- 1 x10Gbps ethernet
- 2 x10Gbps ethernet
- 1 x40Gbps ethernet
- 2 x40Gbps ethernet
The Mellanox board are based upon Connect-X 3 chip, the third generation of asic and do support TCP/IP offload, side band for IPMI as well as RDMA operation.