Cisco SFS 7000 Series InfiniBand Server Switches

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Product Bulletin No. EOL1027

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco® SFS 7000 and SFS 7008 (formerly the Topspin 120 and 270. The last day to order the affected products is 01-JUN-2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until 01-JUL-2011.

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected products. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco SFS 7000P and SFS 7008P, which offer the same features and functionality as the Cisco SFS 7000 andSFS 7008 as well as support for optical connections and RoHS compliance (Table 3).

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco SFS 7000 and SFS 7008




End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.


End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.


Last Shipment Date

The last-possible sh! ip date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.


End of Software Maintenance ReleasesDate

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.


End of Routine Failure Analysis Date

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.


End of New Service Attachment Date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.


End of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.


Last Date of Support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.


Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description


Cisco SFS 7000 IB Server Switch, 24 InfiniBand ports


Cisco SFS 7008 IB Server Switch, 48 InfiniBand ports (std)


Cisco SFS 7008 IB Server Switch, 72 InfiniBand ports (std)


Cisco SFS 7008 IB Server Switch, 96 InfiniBand ports (std)

Topspin® 99-00015-01

Topspin 120 24 Port 4X Base Configuration

Topspin 99-00048-01

Topspin 270 96 Port 4X Base Configuration

Topspin 99-00049-01

Topspin 270 72 Port 4X Base Configuration

Topspin 99-00050-01

Topspin 270 48 Port 4X Base Configuration


Cisco 24-port (TS-120, SFS 7000) and 96-port (TS-270, SFS 7008P) InfiniBand chassis are replaced by Cisco SFS 7000P and Cisco SFS 7008P products.

Table 3. Product Comparisons


Cisco TS-120, TS-270, SFS7000, and SFS 7008

Cisco SFS 7000P and SFS 7008P

Unmatched price-to-performance ratio for building high-performance computing clusters



Ideal interconnect for high-performance computing, scientific, and enterprise applications



Intelligent switch with embedded fabric management, capable of running clusters of thousands of nodes



Based on high-performance, industry standards-based InfiniBand interconnect technology



Fabric management allows the flexibility of adding and removing servers without disrupting any other servers on the fabric



Integration with other Cisco SFS 7000 Series InfiniBand server switches and Cisco SFS 3000 Series multifabric server switches for a wide range of IP Communications, storage, and WAN and LAN connectivity options



High-performance, low-latency switched server interconnect



Fully redundant power and cooling, with hot-swappable field replaceable units



Command-line interface (CLI), Web, and Java-based systems management options



Full bisectional bandwidth for all ports



Support for optical links



RoHS compliance



Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.

Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco’s Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to


For more information about the Cisco TS-120, TS-270, SFS 7000, and SFS 7008, visit orcontact your local account representative.

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