A new era in networking is here.

Rockport has unveiled a new switchless network architecture to unlock data center performance, scale, and sustainability. That's right. We ditched the switch.

Welcome to

Switchless networking

Modeled after the world’s fastest supercomputers, the Rockport Switchless Network replaces centralized switch architectures with a distributed, high-performance direct interconnect that is self-discovering, self-configuring and self-healing, and that is simple and transparent to operate.

  • 28%
    Average faster workload completion times
  • 3.5x
    Reduced latency under load

By distributing the network switching function into each device endpoint, the nodes become the network.

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We’ve been impressed by the simplicity of installation and management. We look forward to continuing to test on new and larger workloads and expanding the Rockport Switchless Network further into our data center.

Dr. Dan Stanzione, director of TACC
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Predictable low latency under load

Consistent low latency under load for predictable workload performance – for both latency and bandwidth-sensitive traffic – for any size network.

Innovative FLIT-based architecture delivers zero congestive loss of data with market-leading tail latency characteristics.

Lower overall costs, higher realizable value

Without the scaling limits of traditional switches, switching capacity is added linearly through incremental endpoints where the cost per node stays consistent.

Buy what you need and reuse nodes for a completely modular, flexible and cost-effective network fabric.

Inherently simple - by design

Easy to adopt, own and operate, a plug and play solution that installs in minutes, not hours or days.

Intelligent, adaptable, and self-healing, the intuitive management interface and visualization promotes ease-of-use and greatly reduces management complexity.

Rockport Networks has sought to address the root causes and ramifications of congestion and latency, particularly tail latency, in Performance Intensive Computing (PIC) clusters. It has designed a distributed and embeddable switchless network architecture to resolve these issues.

Brad Casemore, VP Research, Datacenter and Multicloud Networking, IDC
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Rockport’s unique form factor eliminates the need for rack space and reduces networking power requirements, significantly improving a data center’s all-important PUE (power usage efficiency) rating. And with less power, heat and space consumed, it’s the right thing to do.


potential power savings


less space occupied

Want to learn more how Rockport can help unlock the performance potential of your network?

Book a 1:1 consultation with a Rockport Solution Architect today.