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Broadcom’s Tomahawk II Leverages 25G/100G Infrastructure to Increase the Bandwidth Capacity in Data Centers

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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SINGAPORE: Broadcom, a provider of digital semiconductor connectivity solutions, announces the availability of StrataXGS Tomahawk II Switch Series to improve the performance of cloud scale networks. The latest version of Tomahawk can support up to 64 ports 100GE or 128 ports of 50GE with SDN-optimized packet switch engines operating at 6.4 Terabits per second.

Tomahawk II

Tomahawk II is manufactured in 16 nm and integrates 256 serdes running at over 25 Gbps with packet buffer memory. The new development offers higher bandwidth capacity, scalability, and cost efficiency for data centers compared to the previous version. The enhanced load balancing and network visibility capability enables enterprises to develop solutions to high density 100GE interconnect.

Tomahawk II also enables FleXGS flow processing with flexible matching capabilities and provides low latency in StrataXGS Pipeline Architecture. It also supports advanced OpenFlow using Broadcom OF-DPA.

"Our StrataXGS Tomahawk II comes just two years after Tomahawk with twice the bandwidth and resource capacity. We expect this to accelerate 100G adoption in the next wave of data centers, while delivering network scale and visibility for public/private cloud computing, storage and HPC fabrics," says Ram Velaga,  Senior Vice President and General Manager, Switch Products at Broadcom. "Tomahawk II will leverage the 25G/100G infrastructure established with the highly successful Tomahawk line.”

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