Overview

Innovium TERALYNX™ Ethernet switch silicon family provides the highest performance and most scalable data center networking solution with industry-leading analytics, rich standards-based programmability and unmatched power efficiency.

Data centers are set to dominate IT infrastructure. Architectural shifts such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, micro-services based applications, distributed storage using flash/NVMe over fabric, continued adoption of mobile/cloud/video/XaaS and rapid growth of big data analytics is driving explosive data-center traffic growth. Cisco’s Cloud Index report forecasts traffic within large scale data centers will quintuple by 2020. Customers are also experiencing significant growth of IPv6, need for lower latencies, analytics & automation, along with ability to future proof the infrastructure for new features, protocols, connectivity.

Born in the Cloud era, Innovium TERALYNX™ is the industry’s first switch architected from the ground-up to optimally address these needs of large data centers. TERALYNX™, fueled by customer-focused and patent pending innovations, delivers the industry’s most scalable single-chip performance from 3.2Tbps to 12.8Tbps, broadest connectivity & radix, breakthrough telemetry and automation, highest buffer size, best-in-class latency and power efficiency.

Target Solutions

  • Customer segments/Markets: Data center networking infrastructure for Cloud, Enterprise, High-performance Compute and Service Provider Customers
  • Applications: Top-of-rack, Leaf and Spine switches in the data centers
  • Form-factors: Fixed or Modular switches using single or multi-chip configurations

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
IVM775206.4128 @ 10/25/50643216
IVM773003.2128 @ 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
  • Complete product line for the entire data center, from TOR to Leaf/Spine
    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
  • 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 existing (NRZ) and future (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 today based on NRZ and 200/400G Ethernet based on PAM4 in the future
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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