It is a unique network development platform, designed to bring the twin pillars – performance and programmability – together for the first time in the history of networking. The combination of the Tofino programmable switch chip, the P4 programming language and Capilano tool set are revolutionary.
Barefoot Tofino™ – the world’s fastest switch silicon, that happens also to be programmable.
P4 – Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors – www.p4.org exists now as an independent entity to develop a rich open source ecosystem. Unlike human languages, a programming language such as P4 can unambiguously specify the behavior of network forwarding behavior. A programmer can describe the behavior once, then compile theprogram to run on a variety of different platforms.
Capilano – the compilers and development tools needed to compile and debug programs to run on Tofino.
A ready-to-use NOS, SONiC – a collection of networking software components required to have a fully functional L3 device.
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Switch box with 32 x 100G QSFP28 ports
Dual AC/HVDC PSU
ONIE bootloader and a set of developer tools
Deployment scenario: Aggregation/Spine switch Form Factor：1U height and 19” rack mountable Port Configuration：2x 10G SFP+ and 32x 10/25/40/100GbE QSFP28 ports/ up to 128 10/25G SFP28 ports with breakout cables Management ports：1 RJ-45 console port and 1 out-of-band 10/100/1000-Mbps management port Power Supply：Dual high efficiency redundant, hot swappable power supplies Dimension (HxWxD): 44x430x440 mm Weight : 11kg(NET)
Switching capacity: 3.2Tbps Barefoot Tofino DFN-T10-032D CPU: Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1527 Forwarding rate: 2980Mpps Memory: 8GB DDR4 ECC Storage: 128GB M.2 SATA SSD Packet Buffer: 20MB 400 nanoseconds latency (PHYless)
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