Broadcom Trident 5-X12 with 800GbE and AI Launched
Broadcom recently launched the Trident 5 X12, a data center switch designed to provide up to 800 Gbps of bandwidth and support for Artificial Intelligence (AI). The switch is powered by Broadcom's advanced StrataXGS Tomahawk 5 ASIC, which has many notable features such as 25.6 Tb/s of switching capacity, packet buffer memory of 11.5 TB, and support for up to 128 1000BASE-T ports. Additionally, it supports 400G links and can be used to build topologies such as Clos, fat-tree, and spine-leaf.
The Trident 5 X12 also offers advanced features, such as Network Address Translation (NAT), Quality of Service (QoS), and advanced Layer 2 features like MLAG, Flexible NetFlow, and more. It also offers broad application programmability to quickly adapt and deploy new applications. AI capabilities are provided through OpenNSL SDK, which allows users to develop custom algorithms to meet their specific needs.
The Trident 5 X12 can be deployed in both enterprise and service provider networks. It is compliant with industry standards including IEEE 802.1aq, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ad, and IEEE 802.1p. The switch is especially useful for businesses that need to upgrade to 400G and have plans for deploying AI-based applications.
Overall, Broadcom's Trident 5 X12 switch provides an impressive package of features and capabilities, making it an ideal choice for those looking to upgrade to 400G and leverage AI applications. With its 25.6 Tb/s of switching capacity, its 11.5 TB of packet buffer memory, and its support for up to 128 1000BASE-T ports, this switch can easily handle the most demanding networking requirements. It also offers additional benefits such as access to OpenNSL SDK, NAT, QoS, and various Layer 2 features, making it a great choice for businesses looking to upgrade to a modern data center solution.
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