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|Broadcom Tomahawk® 3 Powers Arista Networks’ New 400GbE Switching Systems|
|Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:49:41 AM|
World’s highest-performance ethernet switch-on-chip now shipping in production at the heart of Arista 7060X4 Series
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO), today announced that the StrataXGS® Tomahawk® 3 series is shipping as the central switching chipset inside Arista Networks’ new 7060X4 Series of 400GbE cloud networking platforms.
The new systems announced by Arista, providing 32 ports of 400GbE connectivity over OSFP or QSFP-DD optical interfaces in a compact 1U hardware form factor, are each built using a single 12.8 Terabit/sec Tomahawk 3 BCM56980 device to provide full-duplex, line rate switching and routing across all ports. The Tomahawk 3 Series provides industry-leading 50G PAM-4 SerDes performance, the highest available Ethernet I/O and packet processing bandwidth on a single chip at 100/200/400GbE, as well as state-of-the-art buffering, load balancing, high-availability and network telemetry capabilities, tailored to the rigorous demands of software-defined cloud networks. Combined with Arista’s robust, unified EOS® network operating system and optical integration of OSFP and QSFP-DD technologies, Tomahawk 3 enables the new 7060X4 systems to accelerate adoption of 400GbE network infrastructure in the cloud.
“Tomahawk 3 is an important catalyst for the build-out of 400 Gigabit Ethernet cloud networks,” said Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chief Development Officer and Chairman of Arista Networks. “The four-fold increase in Ethernet link speed and substantially lower power and cost per bit enables cloud customers to build more scalable next-generation network fabrics in a cost and power efficient manner.”
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