Active Optical Cables

NVIDIA Mellanox LinkX Ethernet Active Optical Cables are the lowest cost optical interconnect. The best choice for point-to-point applications with easy cabling access, Active Optical Cables provide virtually error-free and trouble-free connectivity for switch-to-switch, server-to-switch, and high-speed storage applications such as NVMe FLASH systems.

Active Optical Cables are lighter, more flexible, allow more airflow, and support longer reaches than Direct Attach Cables cables and are used extensively in cloud and supercomputers due to their value proposition.