Overview

Data centers are set to dominate IT infrastructure across the Cloud, Enterprise and Service Providers. Continued adoption of cloud, mobile, video, Anything-as-a-Service(XaaS), big data analytics, and machine learning is driving rapid growth of traffic inside data center networks and with end users. Architectural shifts such as micro-services based applications and the move to distributed storage using flash/NVMe over fabric are further increasing Ethernat traffic. In addition to an unlimited thirst for bandwidth, critical data center requirements include deeper, actionable analytics, programmability, high power efficiency, low latency and flexibility. These factors demand a fresh, innovative and focused approach to scalable, high performance networking silicon.

Innovium’s TERALYNX™ Ethernet Switch Silicon family has been architected from the ground up to provide the most optimized Ethernet solutions for data centers. Innovium delivers the world’s highest performance switch silicon with large buffers, unmatched analytics through fine-grain telemetry, line-rate programmability, the industry’s best power efficiency in terms of performance per watt and very low latency. Innovium offers the broadest range of data center switches ranging from 3.2Tbps to 12.8Tbps, enabling compelling and unique systems such as 128 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of 200GbE and 32 ports of 400 GbE.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Industry leading performance and scale enables customers to deploy fewer network switches and tiers dramatically reducing cost, power, latency & management
  • 50G SerDes lowers cost/bit and enables higher scale IO such as 200GbE & 400GbE with backward compatibility
  • Breakthrough visibility and analytics capabilities enable predictive, faster & more accurate issue resolution, higher automation and self-healing autonomous networks
  • Superior power efficient switch drives overall data center efficiency and better TCO
  • Up to 128 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of 200GbE, or 32 ports of 400GbE enables flatter & cost-effective networks
  • InnoFlexprogrammable forwarding pipeline enables support of custom & new standard protocols without requiring ASIC spins to future proof the network
  • Comprehensive IP forwarding and highly scalable/flexible layer 2 and 3 tables for IPv4, IPv6 and hybrid networks
  • Line-rate programmability to accommodate future networking protocols with software upgrades
  • Extensive tunneling capabilities such as IP-in-IP, GRE, MPLS, VXLAN and Geneve
  • Very low latencies – cut-trough and store-and-forward
  • Advanced QoS/traffic management feature set such as DCB, RoCE and QCN
  • FLASHLIGHT™ delivers breakthrough visibility and telemetry, including support for P4 in-band Network Telemetry (INT) along with critical extensions

KEY FEATURES

  • Switch capacity up to 12.8Tbps with large buffers
  • Up to 256 SerDes that support 10G, 25G and 50G IO
    speed with proven, robust interoperability
  • Industry’s first switch to include high port count 200G and
    400G connectivity using 50G PAM-4 with support for 10 /
    25 / 40 / 50 / 100 / 200 and 400GbE connectivity
  • Industry leading power efficiency, with 2X performance
    per watt over alternatives

TERALYNX Product Family

SKU/Part NumberCapacity (Tbps)Number of SerDes @ Gbps100G Ports200G Ports400G Ports
IVM7770012.8256 @ 10/25/501286432
IVM776009.6192 @ 10/25/50964824
IVM775006.4256 @ 10/256432
IVM775106.4128 @ 10/25/50643216
IVM773103.2128 @ 10/253216

Key Features and Benefits

Most scalable performance with the highest radix and best-in-class low latency: 12.8Tbps, 9.6Tbps, 6.4Tbps and 3.2Tbps
  • Complete product line for the entire data center, from TOR to Leaf/Spine
  • Up to 128 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of 200GbE or 32 ports of 400GbE helps flatten networks for lower CAPEX and fewer hops
  • Single-chip solution delivers 6-12x advantage over 3.2/6.4Tbps alternatives
Largest on-chip buffers of 70MB
  • Reduces packet drops, lowers latencies compared to off-chip buffering options and improves network quality
Breakthrough, actionable telemetry and analytics
  • Extensive telemetry and visibility simplifies network troubleshooting
  • Advanced actionable analytics enable optimal resource monitoring and congestion control for network automation
Rich standards-based programmable forwarding pipeline
  • Comprehensive layer 2/3 features, including focus on IPv6
  • Future proofs network infrastructure for new/custom features & protocols
Revolutionary power optimization technology
  • Up to 2x performance per watt compared with alternatives, reduces OPEX significantly
256 proven and robust SerDes for 10/25G NRZ and 50G PAM4 networks
  • Industry leading, highly inter-operable & long-reach SerDes for easy insertion into existing networks
  • Offers customers a variety of connectivity choices: 10/25/40/50/100G Ethernet based on NRZ and 50/100/200/400G Ethernet based on PAM4
Modern, standards-based, comprehensive & resilient software
  • High performance and highly available SDK
  • SDK supports Open APIs including OCP SAI for easy integration with NOS
  • Innovative APIs to unlock breakthrough telemetry & analytics capabilities

TERALYNX Architecture

Flashlight

Terascale

Innoflex

INNOFLEX: Programmable Pipeline

Feature-rich, standards-based programmable forwarding pipeline to future proof infrastructure

  • Comprehensive layer 2/3 features, including focus on IPv6
  • Line-rate programmability to add new/custom features and protocols
  • Rich tunneling capabilities, including MPLS
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