Spectrum 2

Announced July 4, 2017 -- 42 Mbyte buffer

Mellanox is presently sampling, so there are no products, yet. There is a press release . There is a slick brochure.

  • 6.4 Tbps of Ethernet switching and IP routing
  • Integrated 128 X 50GHz PAM4 SerDes
  • Flexible port configurations:
    • Up to 16 400GbE ports
    • Up to 32 200GbE ports
    • Up to 64 100GbE ports
    • Up to 128 10/25/50GbE ports
  • Full wire-speed performance for VXLAN bridging and routing at all packet sizes
  • Sub 300ns, industry leading, true cut through latency
  • Low power consumption of less than 7 watts per 200GbE port
  • 42MB dynamically-shared, flexible packet buffering
  • Advanced active queue management and congestion control
  • Half a million forwarding entries
  • Highest RoCE performance
  • 10X higher policy engine scale vs. competition
  • Optimized for Software Defined Networking; support for OpenFlow version 1.0 to 1.4 and beyond
  • Comprehensive overlay and tunneling support including VXLAN, NVGRE, Geneve and MPLS
  • Advanced static and dynamic load balancing
  • Extensive visibility capabilities at highest scale
  • Programmable forwarding pipeline enables support of future protocols
  • Extensive software development tools and standard open APIs